Damp It! Glue It! Clamp It!
Original Gorilla Glue features incredible, industrial holding power and versatility. Water activated, Gorilla Glue expands into materials to form an incredibly strong bond to virtually anything, including wood, stone, metal, ceramic, foam and glass. This versatility make Gorilla Glue your solution for almost any project or repair around the house or on the job. It is 100% waterproof, safe for indoor and outdoor use and strong enough to stand up to the elements. Plus, its expansion allows it to penetrate the glued surface for a superior bond. Sand it, paint it, stain it. Simply stated, it is the Toughest Glue on Planet Earth.
- Bottle Size: 18 oz.
- Clamp Time: 1-2 Hours
- Open Time: 10-15 Minutes
- Dry Time: 80% in 1-2 Hours
- Dry Color: Light Tan
- Full Cure: 24 Hours
- Bottle Size: 8 fl. oz.
How To Use Gorilla Glue
Prepare and Dampen the Surfaces
If you are using Original Gorilla Glue for the first time, or bonding a new type of material, we always recommend trying a test piece first. Prepare your surfaces: All surfaces must be clean, dust free and tight fitting. For shiny surfaces, such as metals, glass and some plastics, roughen up the material to give the glue something to bite into. Damp It: Lightly dampen one surface with water. We recommend using a damp cloth or spraying with water. Do not saturate the surface. For dense hardwoods, lightly dampen both surfaces prior to gluing.
Evenly Apply Gorilla Glue Onto the Dry Surface
Glue It: Carefully apply onto the dry surface. Do not over apply. We recommend wearing gloves or spreading the glue with a disposable brush. In some instances, Gorilla Glue can be a skin sensitizer. If you are predisposed to skin reactions, please take the extra precaution. If you do get the glue on your skin, try removing it with a dry cloth or paper towel first (particularly if the glue is still tacky). If that does not work, try washing with soap and cold water, or using an exfoliator with a gritty texture. Dry your skin and apply lotion. We do not recommend using any kind of alcohol or acetone. This actually strips the skin of its natural oils, which means the glue is more likely to stick.
Clamp the Two Surfaces Together Tightly
Clamp It: Make sure the clamping pressure is distributed evenly across the surface. Or, if you do not have a clamp, use heavy objects or Gorilla Tape to achieve the appropriate clamping pressure. For lighter objects, try using rubber bands to hold the pieces together tightly. Clamp objects for 1 to 2 hours. For best results, allow 24 hours to cure.
If you need to remove any uncured squeeze out or wet glue, we recommend wiping with a dry cloth or using a standard paint thinner. Make sure to read and follow directions if using a paint thinner. Always wear gloves. Once the glue is dry, it is best removed mechanically: Try sanding, chiseling, scraping or picking. The dried glue will not damage tools.