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Author Topic: Cant cut straight? no problem! Gorilla Glue!  (Read 3620 times)

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Cant cut straight? no problem! Gorilla Glue!
« on: November 19, 2011, 12:14:19 AM »
I have read a few posts recently where people are concerned that their joinery skills will be the down fall of their railway. If you have gaps in your joins they will be waeker than they should be. However this hobby is fun, and lets face it, you want to be railwaying, not joinerying!

I have recently discovered a glue called gorilla gule which could solve these issues. As it sets it foams up, filling any gaps. I have found that by covering the join with masking tape after clamping, it restricts the expansion, resulting in a stronger, more dense foam.

You can also use water on porus surfaces, which helps the glue seep into the material.



The first time I used it I thought it was junk, but only because I used it in the wrong application.
I tried to use it to glue down the piece between the rails on a crossing. the next day it was levitating 5mm above the railhead and was a chore to excavate!

I have also fount that it is safe to use on insulation board
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Re: Cant cut straight? no problem! Gorilla Glue!
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2011, 07:34:46 AM »
Yes,but will it really stick gorillas to each other? :o ;D

Allan
I'm not a complete idiot..some bits are missing.

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Re: Cant cut straight? no problem! Gorilla Glue!
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2011, 09:14:17 AM »
Please wear the gloves provided, get some on your hands and even if you thinkyou have wiped them clean, it will take about 3days for the stuff to wear off. So yes i think it would stick gorillas.

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Re: Cant cut straight? no problem! Gorilla Glue!
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2011, 12:10:37 PM »
This is used a lot for building and repairing r/c foam planes and gets great reviews by the r/c plane guys who swear by it.

John.

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Re: Cant cut straight? no problem! Gorilla Glue!
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2011, 01:24:44 PM »
Is the Gorilla glue available in the usual outlets such as B & Q, Homebase etc, or will they think I'm taking the proverbial??
Having cocked up a bit of DIY this morning it sounds just what I need :-[

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Re: Cant cut straight? no problem! Gorilla Glue!
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2011, 01:41:59 PM »
Is the Gorilla glue available in the usual outlets such as B & Q, Homebase etc, or will they think I'm taking the proverbial??
Having cocked up a bit of DIY this morning it sounds just what I need :-[


You can get it online here Mick.
http://www.sawtech.co.uk/gorilla-glue-1-c.asp

I don't know if it's available at B & Q or Homebase


cheers John.

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Re: Cant cut straight? no problem! Gorilla Glue!
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2011, 01:58:53 PM »
I dont think Q&B do it, but stop in at your local RC model shop and they should be able to help out :)

beware, it expands lots!
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Re: Cant cut straight? no problem! Gorilla Glue!
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2011, 02:14:23 PM »
Screwfix do a range of the Gorilla products.

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Re: Cant cut straight? no problem! Gorilla Glue!
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2011, 02:41:39 PM »
Is the Gorilla glue available in the usual outlets such as B & Q, Homebase etc, or will they think I'm taking the proverbial??
Having cocked up a bit of DIY this morning it sounds just what I need :-[

did you get it sorted? or are you currently glued to the piece in question?


I was working on my boards last night when I discovered that one piece was about 5mm short (I needed 2x 120cm pieces and forgot to take the blade width into account when cutting a 2.4m piece! doh!), the solution was to assemble the mitre joint with a piece of damp foam holding the 5mm gap. During assembly I have used gorilla glue, which should seep into the foam and make it dry rigid to take up the gap. As I have wrapped the joint in masking take the overall size should be about right :)
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Re: Cant cut straight? no problem! Gorilla Glue!
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2011, 05:32:49 PM »
I did get it sorted but had a problem with access for a circular saw. Tried to finish off with a jigsaw bjut cocked it up and ended up with a gap I need to fill/glue.
Therefore Gorilla glue sounds just what I need. Serves me right for monkeying about ;D

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Re: Cant cut straight? no problem! Gorilla Glue!
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2011, 06:07:23 PM »
Serves me right for monkeying about ;D

A case of "I wanna be like you - hoo - hoo" perhaps?


cheers John.

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Re: Cant cut straight? no problem! Gorilla Glue!
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2011, 06:32:27 PM »
Serves me right for monkeying about ;D

A case of "I wanna be like you - hoo - hoo" perhaps?
cheers John.

I don't know - you try to answer seriously but people encourage you to go off thread.............no wonder I get into trouble ::) :smiley-laughing:

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Re: Cant cut straight? no problem! Gorilla Glue!
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2012, 01:58:41 PM »
Gone through several bottles of this stuff now and still love the stuff.

Definately worth buying on ebay as its about half the price of local shops.
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