Glue and Adhesives

Glue or adhesive is a liquid or semi-liquid mixture that bonds items together. It can be natural or synthetic, one part or two part, the latest development or an ancient recipe that still works. This is the place for glue/adhesive questions, such as - how to use it successfully, what it's made of, or how to get it out of your hair!

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Glue and Adhesives

What is the meaning of the idiom 'sent to the glue factory'?

Basically it means something that's no longer any use. In past times, old horses (nags) were slaughtered, and their carcases sent to the glue factory, as that's all they were deemed good for.

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How much does a glue stick weigh in grams?

five

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What is the strongest glue for balsa wood?

Any wood glue is fine and will be stronger than the wood it's self when done correctly. Titebond is excellent, and is also available in a waterproof version (Titebond3), as well.

Keep everything clean, clamp the joint, firmly without crushing the material, and don't expect end grain, to glue up strong, no matter the species of wood. Research how to glue up wood if you don't know, it takes more than good glue to make a good joint, in wood.

PS wipe up your glue squeeze out, with a damp rag.

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How do you get nail glue off furniture?

Like candle wax. Perhaps this will work. Place a brown paper bag over glue, wax or similar. With a hot iron place on bag and iron. The paper bag will absorb the wax, glue etc and lift of fabric , carpet and similar. You may also use a pinch of kerosene oil for removing such stains from the woods. They are actually hydrophobic in nature and help in the removal of such paints from the wood. They also won't affect your wood shine either.

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Can you put gorilla glue in your dreads?

Yes .. Yes you can put Gorilla glue in your dreads.

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Where can you get water activated glue to gum paper?

The hardware store has labels with water activated gum paper with little hooks. Anywhere that sells envelopes will have paper in the seal area as well as labels made of water activated glue paper.

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Is hot glue flammable?

Yes. Exposed to radiant heat it will melt, but open flames will catch the hot glue on fire.

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What types of super glue work best?

Superglue is generally a term referring to more or less the same type of glue made by several makers. Cyanoacrylate. This can be bought in either liquid or gel form, which suit somewhat different application areas.

The liquid form is very runny and in most general applications the gel is to be preferred, although the setting and adherence of the glue will be slightly lower in most cases due to less oxygen getting to the cyanoacrylate.

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What dissolves super glue?

Acetone or Goof off will soften super glue when rubbed on it .

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Can you glue cpvc without primer?

You should scratch the surface or use a piece of sand paper on it to break the surface coating.

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How go you get crazy glue off the car windows?

Goof Off will get rid off it.

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How to glue brass fitting onto Pvc pipe?

You can not glue brass directly to PVC pipe. Use male/female adapters to join these two materials. ie, a male threaded PVC end fitting glued to the PVC pipe and a female threaded brass fitting screwed onto that.

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How do you put posters up without glue or tape?

You may put them up with thumbtacks. Or you may frame then and hang them from a nail.

*If they are framed or plaqued, 3M makes a variety of removable hooks and hangers that apply to the wall. The adhesive is strong and easily removed if need be. If not mounted, they also make a removable tape that comes in a dispenser like cellophane tape does.

You can also buy "sticky tacky", which you can stick to several different points on the poster--it easily will come off of the poster and the wall when you need it to.

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What type of glue will stick velvet to foam?

I have used spray contact glue for this. It works well if your pieces of velvet are not large and can be handled by one person. - Once it touches, it sticks ! -so you must be sure to get it straight and without ripples.

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What glue will bond slate together?

I would recommend Mortar Glue. It's the number one slate glue that's out there. You can find it at your local hardware store. just kidding i don't know

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Best glue for popsicle stick projects?

Any kind of white glue or yellow glue

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How do you remove super glue from granite counter?

A razor blade or similar sharp edge usually works well if you try to get it under an edge of the glue..

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Can super glue burn shoe glue?

No,but it can burn laces

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Clean lime off tile floor?

Any acidic cleaner should work. This category would include both vinegar (acetic acid) and commercial lime dissolving solutions (muriatic acid, K2R, Lime Away, etc.). Wear gloves, don't get cleaner under your rings, sponge off with water to preserve your grout after removing lime.



I would use nothing stronger than white vinegar. Anything stronger will destroy the grout.

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Does wood glue dissolve in water?

Yes, most wood glues will dissolve in water.

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What is medical tape made of?

Its made of this anicent India Tree called Akeia.

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How do you make glue dry more quickly?

Blow on it. I used my hair drier the other day.

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Can you make goo with water flour and glue?

It all depends what you mean by Goo. Goo is already a thick sticky substance. Flour and water will make glue by themselves. A recipe would be...mix the flour and water until the mixture is like cream, put into pan and simmer and stir for five minutes. You then have a form of glue which is wet and messy and will take a long time to dry

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What is stronger white glue or wood glue?

White glue (polyvinyl acetate) is a strong wood glue, properly used. Yellow glue (aliphatic adhesive), is considered by most woodworkers to be somewhat stronger, others say they are equally strong when properly applied and clamped. Except for some special formulations of aliphatic, however, neither is waterproof.

Polyurethane glues are also very strong. Gorilla Glue, PL Premium, Titebond Polyurethane and DAP Polyurethane are all examples of these glues. They all have different qualities from eachother but generally tend to be stronger than traditional wood glues.

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How much does glue weigh?

You'd have to say a specific kind of glue.

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