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.
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.
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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.
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.
Do not microwave or heat your bottle of Gorilla Glue to soften the top layer.
Gorilla Glue is moisture-activated. Once the adhesive comes in contact with moisture, it can start to harden. To extend the shelf life, always wipe lid and nozzle clean with a dry cloth. Squeeze all air from bottle. While still squeezing, tightly replace the lid. Store Gorilla Glue in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
Yes. Gorilla Glue is 100% waterproof. It passes ANSI/HPVA HP-1-2000 Types 1 and 2.
No. Gorilla Glue cures in one to two hours, while Gorilla Glue fast curing formula cures in 30-60 minutes. For best results, leave overnight.
Do not microwave or heat your bottle of Gorilla Glue. The best way to soften is to place the bottle of glue in a cup of warm water.