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Gorilla Glue Epoxy

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The Bottom Line

Gorilla Glue Epoxy is a new epoxy formulation from the makers of Gorilla Glue, who have been established in woodworking glue for years. This new Gorilla Glue Epoxy is a two-part epoxy that can fill voids and bond rough or uneven surfaces, sets in five minutes and is strong enough to be weight bearing with 24 hours.

The dual-tube, syringe-style applicator was easy to use, but was a bit inconsistent, in that it was difficult to consistently get even amounts of both of the elements of the glue. Otherwise, this was as easy of an epoxy to use as I've ever encountered, and it has held my project very well so far.

Pros

  • Sets up quickly and is weight-bearing in 24 hours
  • Easy to mix with the dual-tube syringe-style container
  • A little really goes a long way
  • Can fill voids and bond uneven surfaces

Cons

  • Syringe seemed a bit inconsistent in getting even amounts of each of the two parts of the epoxy
  • Mix must be used within five minutes, so work quickly

Description

  • Includes a mixing stick. Simply squeeze out a little bit of each half of the tube onto a mixing surface, mix and use.
  • As with any epoxy or glue, be sure to use in a well-ventilated area, and use care not to get any on your skin or eyes.
  • Once cured, Gorilla Glue Epoxy is Low-VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) and non-toxic.
  • Dries to a light tan color after 24 hours.

Guide Review - Gorilla Glue Epoxy Review

On some woodworking projects where a great deal of strength is needed, or where uneven surfaces may need to be glued, an epoxy is the way to go. For years, using an epoxy meant scooping out some stuff from a tub of goo, then squeezing out a little bit of a hardener from a tube and mixing and using quickly (while you tried to keep your nose in the next county). While the smell doesn't seem to be quite as bad as I remember from years past, the method of mixing has improved greatly.

The dual-tube syringe style container of Gorilla Glue Epoxy is a big improvement over years past. While it can be a bit inconsistent in getting enough of the darker colored half of the epoxy out of the tube (to match the lighter portion), it is easy to mix in small batches and quite easy to apply with the included mixing/application stick.

For instance, I used two tubes of Gorilla Glue Epoxy to attach about 40 wooden letters and three wooden cutouts on an edged sheet of plywood for an outdoor sign. In looking at the tubes at the outset, I figured I would need about two more tubes to finish the task, but by the time I was done, I still had half of the second tube left over. In other words, I discovered that a little really goes a long way. (Even though I capped the end of the tubes in the event that I need more epoxy later for another project, I don't expect that the opened tube will be viable for use for more than about 30 days.)
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Gorilla Glue Danger, Member mdaley1945

Gorilla Glue is a 2-part polyurethane. It contains isocyanates. Until it cures, it releases isocyanates vapor. Isocyanates cause severe asthma, and are extremely toxic.

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