January 27, 2009

Gorilla Super Glue - Review


We have this great old ceramic Buddha that belonged to our grandfather. It sits on the bookshelf by the tv. Or, rather, it did until Marlowe decided it would look better on the floor in about 12 pieces. We were pretty bummed about the event, and decided that we should at least try to fix it. We had heard that Gorilla had added a super glue to their line of amazing adhesive products, so we got our hands on a tube of it and tried our best to repair the big old Buddha.

There were a few things that we immediately noticed that made things easier for us. The first is that the glue is thicker than normal super glue, so it was a lot easier to control. Buddha's broken edges were pretty thin in some spots, so being able to flow the glue around with a toothpick, and actually have it stay where we wanted was a big plus. Second, the glue only needs about 30 seconds to dry with no clamping necessary. This meant that we didn't have to delicately tape any pieces together while they dried, and it also meant that the whole repair process took less than 20 minutes. We were able to glue on a tiny little piece and within moments, it was a permanent piece of the Buddha and we could then glue a larger piece to that.

super2.jpgOne other nice touch is that the cap has a little metal pin in it that prohibits the nozzle from getting blocked up.

Buddha is back in one piece and we're so sold on the Gorilla product that it's going to be our go-to super glue in the future. It costs a bit more than the competitors, but they're all under $5, so we don't think it's an issue.

The glue is available in the traditional 'too-small-to-be-useful' super glue size, as well as a larger more functional 15 gram size.

Large size at Amazon.com
2 tube package of the nearly useless smaller size at Amazon.com

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Posted by Doug Mahoney at January 27, 2009 4:37 AM
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Having tried out other superglue and always been fed up that after a short time or a knock the bond fails...but Ultraloc super glue is excellent. Once dry the bond is excellent - and you don't need to put loads on. Easy to clean up any excess. Fantastic! Thank you Multibrands!

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