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Old 04-20-2013, 03:33 PM   #1
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So I buy a bottle of this brown Gorilla Glue , first time, as I feel it is the only thing that will work, (gluing cockpit coaming on an open cockpit, split rubber hose).

It is the brown stuff activated by water. No clean up instructions so I try everything and nothing works. Call the 800# on the bottle and get voice recording choices where they tell me it will stain my skin black, true, that will last 4 days and wear off. Don't waste your time on thinners. So far it seems like great stuff !!! .

Anybody have any clean up tips?
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Old 04-20-2013, 03:41 PM   #2
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Re: Gorilla Glue Info needed

Soap and water before it cures
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Old 04-20-2013, 04:11 PM   #3
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Re: Gorilla Glue Info needed

I'v used Gorilla Glue BUT I prefer the LePAGE version.

PL Premium Ultra 100% Polyurethane Adhesive.

The cured colour is white and seems slightly finer in porosity size.

The label on mine says to clean up with Acetone or Mineral Spirits. But I use Laquer Thinner.
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Old 04-20-2013, 04:12 PM   #4
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Re: Gorilla Glue Info needed

I find the white stuff much better than the yellow. Dries much faster and looks better than te yellow. I agree its hard to clean up use very sparingly as it expands 3 times or so. I think it's just spray foam in a non aerosol container.
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Re: Gorilla Glue Info needed

I find the same as BAM with the lower porosity of other brands. I have some Elmer's and it is also thinner to begin with. Thinner is worse at times but better for putting in syringes and squirting into crevices.

99% IPA seems to clean up reasonably well for me and I can use that in the basement without stinking the house up.
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Re: Gorilla Glue Info needed

For skin, I have used rubbing alcohol, seems to work good at removing it. I also use the alcohol to remove the foaming when requiered.

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Re: Gorilla Glue Info needed

I tried gluing some aluminum tubes into a foam wing and it took a year and a half to dry. I think the key is to make both surfaces damp.

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I also use isoprop alcohol. It works great for hands tools and excesses foam before it hardens.
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I tried it on aluminum a few years ago on another project (non airplane). I never did dry.

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Re: Gorilla Glue Info needed

Why not just contact cement on your cockpit John?
I use gorilla glue for outdoor woodworking but I have never used it on models. It just seemed too hard to control.

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