Multi- Purpose Gorilla Glue
Most of us got our start in the world of adhesives early in life. School supply lists required us to have paste. Yes, you remember that stuff. It was like oatmeal. It was lumpy, didn’t stick that great and well, it tasted okay but could have used some honey to make it better. Hell, it even came with its own serving stick.
We were trusted with this stuff because it was fairly innocuous and let’s face it, it wasn’t a permanent solution. Those refrigerator projects eventually lost a lot of the “glued” on components.
After that, the white stuff was the standard. It didn’t taste nearly as good, in fact, it was nasty and there ended my consumption. Adhesion was better and clean-up was fairly easy. You could be trusted with using it and not creating too much of a mess, except those curly little black things that came off of your hands when you rubbed them together.
Rubber cement – I won’t even go there.
For a long time, that was it for bonding agents for projects large and small. Then came Gorilla Glue.
Now, this stuff looked different, worked different and required users to treat it differently to get well, results that were different. There are generally two types of people; those who read the directions and those who don’t.
It foamed and expanded, unheard of. But, there is a good reason. The expansion gets into the nooks and crannies to create a better bond between materials. Gorilla Glue is waterproof, sand able, stain able, and printable. Not like my old glue.
Back to the directions, it does need moisture to activate and when finishing up, it is best to squeeze out all of the air so that the glue doesn’t dry out. Lesson learned the hard way.
Whether it’s wood, plastic, metal, stone, or glass Gorilla Glue offers the best way to make sure joints will stick. BTW – this stuff ain’t like paste, so don’t eat it. I hope that we’re all beyond that point but, you never know.
About the author: Rob Foster is a public relations guy who is contracted by Gorilla Glue, an avid DIYer, power tool collector and makes precision firewood from failed woodworking projects.