best glue for vertical bonding

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BruceB
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best glue for vertical bonding

Post by BruceB » Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:57 am

I am ready to glue the plywood sides to the chines and sheers. I have been using epoxy w/hardener with a peanut butter consistency. But, it still sags and could get pretty messes. I have seen epoxy and hardener in a caulk tube that says no sag, but it is pretty expensive. Lastly, there is 3m 5200. Any suggestions on what has worked for all of you?

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Re: best glue for vertical bonding

Post by hoodman » Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:06 pm

What are you using to thicken? If you add enough thickener it won't sag.
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Re: best glue for vertical bonding

Post by JimmY » Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:47 am

BruceB wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:57 am
Any suggestions on what has worked for all of you?
Gloves! :lol:
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Re: best glue for vertical bonding

Post by Bill Edmundson » Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:26 am

I like the caulk tubes. Yes, they aren't cheap. Get an extra tip or two. Tubes come with a reusable cap. Throw away the tip and get another. It's fast you can put it exactly where you want to work. Spread the bead with stir stick.

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Re: best glue for vertical bonding

Post by BruceB » Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:49 pm

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Re: best glue for vertical bonding

Post by Sarnian » Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:56 am

its expensive but system 3 gel magic is absolutely fantastic - it doesn't sag and is incredibly easy to mix

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