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Old 01-01-2015, 03:16 PM   #1
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What would be a strong, versatile, durable and non-complicated glue for household repairs? Broken china, wood, metal pieces...not looking to stick car engine parts back together or anything

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Old 01-01-2015, 03:19 PM   #2
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Gorilla glue is super strong, not expensive, and fast...just remember to wet the items you are gluing. It's water activated.


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No one glue will effectively bond all surfaces. Here's a guide to what type works best for different materials:

This Glue Chart Guides You Through Which Glue to Use Where
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I have good luck using E6000 for most things other than wood. Wood stuff usually gets the appropriate flavor of Titebond.
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I like Gorilla super glue. They actually have a no clog cap that seems to work. It also works good for small cuts, I have some on my index finger now from a cut I got while washing a food processor blade. But as was mentioned no glue will work on all surfaces.
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Gorilla glue works for many things -
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Is there a difference between gorilla glue and gorilla super glue? Or just different names for same product?
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I use this web site This to That (Glue Advice)
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Is there a difference between gorilla glue and gorilla super glue? Or just different names for same product?
Two different products.

http://www.gorillaglue.com/gorilla-glue
http://www.gorillaglue.com/gorilla-super-glue
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I use this web site This to That (Glue Advice)
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Agree that you need a few different glues around the house for different materials. Once you glue something with the wrong glue, it is kinda messed up for reapplication of the right glue. So, best to research it first.
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Is there a difference between gorilla glue and gorilla super glue? Or just different names for same product?
Big difference. Gorilla super glue is just their brand of cyanoacrylate glue, not much different from anyone else's. Although maybe their no clog top does work. I'm not sure about that.

Regular Gorilla Glue is a Polyurethane glue. It's very good at gluing most things together, but it foams and expands a lot, leaving a significant amount of clean up, unless you are much better than me at getting the right amount on. It does dry mostly clear. And it is water activated, so you have to dampen the glue ends.

No matter which glue you use (and JPatrick is right about Titebond for wood), a very important part of gluing is clamping the pieces together so they don't shift while drying. For odd shaped doodads I usually wrap it all up in masking tape and wait a day or so before removing. Nothing works very well if all you do is slap a dab of glue on and leave it. Unless it's a simple flat surface, and how often does something break that way?


Edit: Here's a site I go to often for figuring out glues - http://www.thistothat.com/ - oops, I see splitwdw beat me to it.
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I glue wood to wood several times a week, and use a Titebond glue that is made for the project I'm working on, based on interior or exterior use, etc. Like Harley, I either clamp or masking tape pieces together while drying. I have also used jbweld for metal to metal with success
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I agree no one glue does it all. My preferences:

1. White glue.
2. cyanoacrylate (super glue).
3. F26 (construction adhesive).
4. Gorilla Glue.
5. JB Weld.

The thing about the Gorilla Glue is it foams. This is great for some things but in some cases it pushes the parts apart or comes out into areas you don't want.

Super glues can be purchased at hobby stores (Hobby Lobby) in larger bottles and different viscosities.

The "This to that" site looks pretty good!
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I've had great luck with Plumber's Goop, which comes in a 10 ounce(?) tube and costs about $5 I think. I used it on a moving and stressed plastic part in a toilet tank. It has held for about a year now. Also used it to glue the peeling veneer back onto the wood of a garage door panel. In both cases I clamped the pieces together for about 48 hours.
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