Customs: Gorilla glue any good?

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  1. amd098

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    just wondering if this is useful for kitbashing, in terms of strengthening ball joints and fixing rare earth magnets to figures
     
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    From what I have heard about it?...NO.

    For more detailed info, check with Chansformers....he's the one that stated that it wasn't very useful in kitbashing/customizing at the TFcon panel.
     
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    tubed gorilla glue expands as it dries. Causing problems. I have seen a newer product from them, a 2-part epoxy - haven't heard anythign about it, but given GG's reputation, I will give it a try.
     
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    don;t use gorilla glue on tf's cause it expands and turns an ugly color.

    but use it on anything else it's really strong
     
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    k, we had some at work an i wasnt sure
    how about for tightening joints, would it be ok for that?

    also what glue can be bought in a store [wm, target, homedepot] thats good?
    i havnt seen zapagap in MD
     
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    Zapagap and other cyanoacrylate based glues bond plasticson a chemical level, so be sure that it dries fully before using it on joints. Like if you want to use it on a ball and socket, separate your pieces, and don't put them back together until they dry.
    Depending on whether you use the thinned formula (which will run and penetrate gaps/cracks) or the regular green label, you may or may not want to use it on joints. Green label or thicker types of super glues are good for adding volume to joints and making them stick a little better. You can also use it to "clear" coat joints that you have painted to prevent joint rub on your paint job. Careful with handling these parts, though, as cuanoacrylates react with body oils from your fingers, and will cause fogging or ghostly fingerprints when it dries. You can avoid this by cleaning your parts with a little dishsoap and water mixture.

    I also hear that clear nail polish works well for making stickier joints and protecting paint, it doesn't have the disadvantage of random fogging, but it may wear away over time.
     
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    NO! Take it from a guy who tried to use it to fill a hole in some model railroad project, Gorilia Glue WILL expand far beyond the size of what you apply!

    There are other super glues who don't expand that would be good for doing the jobs you mention.
     
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    how bout gorilla brand super glue?
    Gorilla Glue Super Glue - Product Detail
    its a cyanoacrylate based glue, works well so far for fixing broken electrophoresis kits [who knew you could make money from that?]
     

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