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Bob Wilson10/12/2010 18:55:26
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Some time ago, I purchased a bottle of Gorilla Glue that claimed it was the "strongest glue every produced."     Although I found this to be true, it's sticking powers were amazing, it was useless for my type of model (miniatures) because it frothed up whilst drying and produced unsightly blobs of hard foam.

This morning, I purchased a pack of Gorilla Superglue.    The internet write-up said that it does not foam when drying.   I found this to be true.    Whilst maintaining an incredibly strong bond, there is no foaming or expansion at all as far as I can see.   I have a feeling that Gorilla Superglue will take over from contact adhesives for my miniatures from now on.

Bob

neil howard-pritchard10/12/2010 19:41:46
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bob...........i am allergic to the vapours given off by normal superglues[ cyano acrilate]........is this a true cyano glue or just a super strong glue, and what sort of vapours does it give off,
cheers, neil.
Bob Wilson10/12/2010 20:45:04
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It is cyanoacrylate, but it doesn't appear particularly strong in odour.   I always have a powerful, but almost silent suction fan (normally used for removing soldering fumes) on my desk, so it sucks and fumes away from me.     I only use tiny spots anyway, so fumes not a problem.
Bob  

Edited By Bob Wilson on 10/12/2010 20:45:26

neil howard-pritchard10/12/2010 22:38:21
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cheers bob.........i think i'll try some........was looking at it in my local hardware store the other day.
neil.
Colin Bishop10/12/2010 23:18:25
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I am also allergic to the non odourless types opf superglue - a minimum of three days'sacute hayfever symptoms - not nice!
 
For many purposes I find that Deluxe materials Super Phatic is a good substitute. Most of the benefits of superglue and water cleanup.
 
Colin
 
Bob Wilson11/12/2010 08:03:36
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Another thing that is good about Gorilla is that it came in a two-pack.   Two tubes 3g each, so instead of losing half of it with a bunged up spout, you get a second chance.    Anyway, it does claim an anti-clog nozzle, not that that seems to count for much in other superglues, but we will see.
 
After it gets light, I will post a picture of my fume-sucker.    It is very effective.
 
Bob
Bob Wilson11/12/2010 09:28:36
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I got this mainly to remove fumes whilst soldering.   That is what it was designed for.    I find it works just as well for glue fumes.    It has a powerful fan in it and the fumes are sucked through a filter on the front.   After a few weeks, the filter becomes greyish in colour.   It should then be unclipped, washed out and put back.   It is calle d "Smoke Absorber!"
Bob

Robin Lee11/12/2010 11:55:21
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Hi Bob,
I am interested in this glue.How does it perform gluing very small diameter wire - 0.1mm tinned copper wire for instance? You have guessed it I am still struggling with my rigging!
Robin
Bob Wilson11/12/2010 12:27:09
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Hi Robin,
I only got it yesterday, but it seems to be a great improvement on using Bond Loc.    When it comes out of the tube, it has the consistency and look of honey.   Absolutely no stringing at all.   It takes about 15 seconds to dry.   On the initial tests I made, it glues 0.1mm wire very well.      The only fault I could find with the original Gorlla glue was that it foamed and expanded, making it no good at all for our sort of thing.    The new Gorilla Sueprglue does not foam at all and I will certainly be putting it to use in the hope that I can stop using Bond Loc.     My main dislike about Bod Loc was the toxic fumes and admitedly, it did string a bit as well.    By using such tiny quanities of Gorilla, I am not aware of any fumes at all.
 
On their FAQs, if you look at The Difference Between Gorilla Glue and Gorilla Superglue, they state that it does not foam.    This is true and therefore makes it idea.    It is really the strongest glue I have ever come across!
 
Here is a link to their advert:
 
 
Bob

  

Edited By Bob Wilson on 11/12/2010 12:32:30

Robin Lee11/12/2010 12:35:14
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Thanks Bob, I will give it a go. I have found Amazon 2x3grm for £4.10 post free .
Robin

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