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Gorilla Glue

Gorilla Glue

Gorilla Glue bonds materials such as metal, stone, wood, ceramics, foam, and glass that typical glues can't. This famous line of adhesives are ideal for most household fixes, such as building repairs and creative projects. 100% waterproof and temperature resistant glue can withstand the outdoor elements and is unaffected by extreme hot or cold temperatures once dry. Gorilla Glue is sandable, paintable, and stainable, which makes finishing easy.

Gorilla Glue Adhesives

Gorilla Wood Glue

Wood Glue bonds stronger and faster for wood-to-wood applications. It is hard-working, long lasting, and tough. The special formula specifically created for wooden surfaces is water resistant, and has no dyes that leave unattractive and noticeable bonding lines.

Wood Glue Features:
  • Strength: Gorilla Wood Glue is a leader in strength, providing an unmatched confidence level for success.
  • Complete Projects Faster: requires only 20-30 minutes of clamp time, and is fully cured in 24 hours.
  • Use Indoors or Outdoors: passes ANSI/HPVA Type II water resistance.
  • Versatile: good for use on hardwoods, softwoods, and wood composites.
  • Dries Natural Color: there are no added dyes. Only natural wood fibers are used for a natural looking bond line.
  • Easy to Use: it's a non-toxic, water-based, solvent free polyvinyl acetate (PVA). FDA approved for indirect food contact. Easy clean up with water.

  • Gorilla Epoxy

    Gorilla Epoxy is made with gap-filling capabilities and an all purpose formula that easily bonds steel, wood, aluminum, ceramic and more. This two-part epoxy provides high impact resistance and strength to handle the toughest projects. Sets in 5 minutes and can be handled in 90 minutes.

    Epoxy Features:
  • Impact-Tough Formula: hybrid technology improves overall adhesion strength and flexibility.
  • Gap Filling: fills voids and bonds uneven and vertical surfaces.
  • 5-Minute Set: plenty of repositioning time for the perfect fit.
  • Water Resistant: withstands moderate exposure to water.
  • Easy-to-Use Reusable Syringe: separate barrels of resin and hardener keep epoxy from hardening, plus syringe dispenses evenly and includes a cap for multiple uses.
  • Solvent Resistant: will not break down from exposure to common solvents.
  • Low VOC and Non-toxic Once Cured: safe for everyday handling.

  • Gorilla Super Glue

    Fast bonding Super sets in seconds. Just hold in place for 30-60 seconds while the formula sets, no clamping necessary.

    Super Glue Features:
  • Impact Strength: unique rubber particles increase impact-resistance and strength to handle everyday use after your repair or creation is set.
  • Won't Clog: anti-clog tip with metal pin keeps nozzle clean.
  • Easy to Use: thick formula flows better for improved control. Dries in just 30-60 seconds, with no clamping.
  • Versatile: use on nearly anything, from wood to plastic, glass, metal, ceramics and a lot more.

  • Gorilla Tape

    Gorilla Duct tape is made for smooth, even, predictable surfaces. Made to stick to rough, uneven, unforgiving surfaces like wood, stone, stucco, plaster, brick and more. Gorilla Tape is a breakthrough that's why Popular Science put it on their Best of What's New, 2006 list.

    Gorilla Tape Features:

  • DoubleThick Adhesive: fills up the gaps in rough, uneven surfaces for super strong bite.
  • Strong Reinforced Backing: the tight weave makes Gorilla Tape extra strong, but you can still rip it straight and easy.
  • Tough All-Weather Shell: for the toughest jobs in the toughest conditions.

  • Gorilla Glue faqs

    Gorilla Glue FAQs

    What kind of surface preparation is necessary for strong bonds?
    Make sure surfaces are clean and tight fitting. For smooth, shiny surfaces, try sanding first to roughen up the surface and give the glue something to bite.

    Why do I need to add moisture before gluing?
    Gorilla Glue reacts with moisture to cure this is what causes the chemical reaction in polyurethane adhesives. Therefore, you need to apply a small amount of moisture to one surface. Then apply glue to the dry surface and clamp. For dense hardwoods, lightly dampen both surfaces prior to gluing.

    How much glue do I apply?
    Apply a thin layer of glue. A little bit goes along way, so apply half as much as you think you are going to need. As a general guide, use one ounce per square foot. Be careful of uncured squeeze out or wet glue, particularly on finished furniture. If you need to remove any squeeze out, we recommend wiping with a dry cloth or using a standard paint thinner. Make sure you use the solvent with care in a well-ventilated area. Always wear gloves. Once the glue is dry, it is best removed mechanically: try sanding, chiseling, scraping or picking at it. The glue will not damage tools.

    What if I don't have clamps?
    Gorilla Glue expands as it cures. To ensure the strongest bond, clamping pressure is needed. There are many different ways to clamp your pieces, but keep in mind the stronger the pressure the better the bond will be. Professional clamps are ideal, but if those aren't handy, heavy weight from bricks, books, even tape on some smaller repairs will work. The key is to ensure a tight fitting glue line by applying even distribution of pressure.

    What is the proper clamp time?
    When using Gorilla Glue, clamp objects for 1-2 hours. When working with the fast curing formula, clamp for 30-60 minutes. And for best results, leave overnight.

    How do I clean up?
    Wipe off excess glue immediately with a dry cloth or standard paint thinner. Do not drag glue over material, instead make small swipes to remove wet adhesive. Make sure you avoid skin contact. Cured glue can be removed with a chisel, scraper or sandpaper.

    My bottle of glue has formed a dry layer on top, can I still use it?
    Any glue that is still in liquid form is perfectly usable and reliable. If the dry layer is very thin, use a pointed tool to poke through it and carefully pull the dry layer through the cap. Squeeze out the excess air from the bottle when you have finished using the glue and store in a cool, dry place.

    How do I extend shelf life?
    Always squeeze out excess air and screw the lid back on tightly. Some people try storing the bottle upside down to keep the liquid glue near the lid. Store the glue in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.

    Is it truly 100% waterproof?
    Yes. Gorilla Glue is 100% waterproof. It passes ANSI/HPVA HP-1-2000 Types 1 and 2, easily.

    Can you speed up the curing process?
    No. Gorilla Glue cures in one to two hours, while the fast curing formula cures in 30-60 minutes. And for best results, both should be left overnight.

    What is the temperature range for using the wet glue?
    From 40 degrees F. For best results use at room temperature.

    What makes Gorilla Wood Glue different than other wood glues that are currently available?
    Its is incredibly strong and bonds faster. It requires just 20-30 minutes of clamping. In addition, the Wood Glue dries a natural color for a professional finish. No more orange "after-glow" that can show through finishes

    What is ANSI/HPV Type II Water-resistance?
    ANSI/HPVA has set up criterion for determining different levels of water resistance for plywood. Type I rating means the bond is waterproof. Type II rating means the bond is water resistant. Gorilla Wood Glue passes ANSI/HPVA Type II, while Gorilla Glue passes Type I.

    What does solvent-resistance mean?
    Solvent resistant means that, once cured, Gorilla Wood Glue's strength and consistency is not compromised by exposure to solvents, such as paint thinners.

    Can heat be used to break the glue bond?
    Heat can not be used to break the glue bond, as Gorilla Wood Glue is very heat resistant. Once cured, it is safe to heat up to 150 degrees F.

    Will Gorilla Wood Glue adhere to stained or painted items?
    Wood Glue will work on stained surfaces. However, if the surface has been painted or sealed with a sealer, urethane, varnish or shellac, Gorilla Wood will not adhere to it.

    Can I change the viscosity of Gorilla Wood Glue?
    You can thin Gorilla Wood Glue by adding water, not to exceed 5% weight. However, it is not advised to thicken with any additives.

    Can Wood Glue be applied with a syringe?
    Yes. Its viscosity will allow it to be injected using a glue syringe applicator.

    Can Gorilla Wood Glue be used in steam bending wood and laminating?
    Yes. The substrates need to be steam bent and dried first to prevent creep, stepped and sunken joints.

    Can I disassemble a glue joint?
    Once cured, it is virtually impossible to disassemble a Gorilla Wood Glue joint without damaging the surfaces.

    How can I prevent stepped joints?
    The best solution for stepped joints is to make sure the wood pieces being joined are of the same moisture content. After gluing, wait for moisture around the joint to evaporate before planing or sanding.The length of time to wait depends on air circulations, temperature, relative humidity around the panel, amount of water added by the glue and wood species. Generally, 7 days is sufficient.

    How can I prevent creep?
    The best solution to minimize creep is to make sure the wood species being joined are the same species and moisture content to start. When gluing, orient the grain in the same direction.

    Is there anyway to remove Gorilla Wood Glue from carpet and/or fabric?
    Once dried, it is very difficult to remove Gorilla Wood Glue. If the glue is still wet, adhesive can be removed with water.

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