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Old 03-17-2019, 04:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Perhaps this is one of the imponderables of the world, but I will ask anyway.

How does one know (other than the obvious "my brass tube just fell out of the blank" experience) when is it a good idea to just throw out the remains of a bottle of Gorilla Glue and buy another one?

I really like to use the white Gorilla Glue to glue the brass tubes in both wood and acrylic, but the last time I had this little nagging concern that it might be time to bite the bullet and buy another tube.

Any thoughts/practices?
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White Gorilla Glue? Isn't that for wood to wood?
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Default According to the label...

... "Bonds: Wood, stone, metal, ceramic, glass and more!"

I have had nothing but success using it for both wood and acrylic pens. It is my go-to glue, after having some issues with CA (my fault, I am sure), and epoxy (messy and it does go bad after a while).

Thanks for the inquiry, though.
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I get rid of mine when it becomes thick and hard to "pour".
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I typically use 2-part epoxy, but the question remains.

I have bought a set (2 - 8 oz tubes) in December for the past 4 years. I have used a black magic marker and written the date bought, on the tubes. I have then bought a xmas stocking stuffer for MYSELF the past 3 years (evil Santa doesn't think of epoxy). Typically I am almost done with the epoxy after 12 months.

So, I replace annually. But I will also say that I have gone 18 months before opening a new set, as I was lazy the year prior. I just shifted my annual replacement dates.
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Like Terry_q I use a bottle until it gets too thick to squeeze out.
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Hi mate I have used the white when I accidentally bought it one time not knowing it existed wanting the original poly. I am back on the poly now.

As I glue up with the ply I use an elastic band end for end to ensure the brass does not pop out from the blank ,this happened to me once. I never use water as some do with this glue. IMHO it sticks like tar to a tomcat,never had a failure with both types.

My white stuff seems to last for ever or at least a long time.

Adopting my wifes method of opening the bottle ,not squeezing it out but using a skinny paddle pop stick I apply the glue to the inside of the blank and on the brass.

Messy but I use a potato plug one end thinking of using one both ends always using vynal gloves.

Kind regards Peter.
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... "Bonds: Wood, stone, metal, ceramic, glass and more!"

. . . after having some issues with CA (my fault, I am sure), and epoxy (messy and it does go bad after a while).

Thanks for the inquiry, though.
If you think epoxy is messy, then stay away from Gorilla polyurethane!

Please give us a report on the white glue for pen making. The primary glues for general pen making are: CA, Epoxy and polyurethane (the expanding foam).
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[quote=terry q;2019311]I get rid of mine when it becomes thick and hard to "pour".[/QUOT.

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I generally purchase glues in large containers for economy. But with polyethylene glues, my experience is that I don’t use it often enough, and it typically goes bad before I finish the bottle. So I choose to buy only small bottles.

There is now a white version of Gorilla-brand polyurethane glue. So far, I can’t see any difference compared with the original version other than the color.
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FWIW, Gorilla glue expands when curing. FWIW, custom fishing rod builders, including me, don't use it as it becomes a mess to clean up the ooze.
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