Gorilla Glue Vs Liquid Nails: What’s The Difference?
The Gorilla glue required some serious scraping once cured, while the Liquid Nails wiped up easily with soap and water. And for sealing cracks and gaps, the Liquid Nails seeped into spaces better than the Gorilla.
Gorilla Glue Vs Liquid Nails: Specs & Uses
So for heavy-duty repairs, especially outdoors, the Gorilla Glue bonded materials with an iron grip. But for quick indoor fixes where a little flexibility is okay, the Liquid Nails offered a good temporary solution.
My Hands-on Test: Clear Gorilla Glue
It is crystal clear, non-foaming, and water-resistant, making it perfect for a variety of projects.
Fix the Top Door Hinge
One time, I had a top door hinge completely tear out of the door frame, leaving stripped holes and cracked wood behind.
Without hesitation, I applied a generous amount of Gorilla Glue to the area where the hinge attached to the door frame and carefully stuck the hinge back on. I decided to let it set overnight for optimal results. The next day, I reattached the door, and you won’t believe what happened—it held the door perfectly! Now, I must clarify that this is a light mobile home door, but still, the strength and durability of the glue impressed me beyond measure. I can almost hear the purists doubting its effectiveness, but the fact remains that this glue has exceeded my wildest expectations.
Fix a Cofee Table Wheel
Another instance where this glue saved the day was when I needed to fix a wheel that had come off the bottom of my coffee table. After reattaching the wheel with the glue, I patiently allowed it to dry for a full two days. Once I flipped the coffee table over, it was as good as new! The glue held strong, and I was relieved to see that I didn’t have to resort to using it for my hair, despite its incredible performance (haha, just kidding!).
Just keep in mind that you’ll need to find a way to hold the two items together for about an hour while the glue semi-dries. If you’re in a hurry, there’s a super glue version available, but it does come at a higher cost and with a smaller quantity.
FAQ: Gorilla Glue
Q: What are some examples of materials that can be bonded with Clear Gorilla Glue?
A: Clear Gorilla Glue can bond granite, metal, and most plastics. However, it is not suitable for polyethylene or polypropylene type plastics. Read gorilla glue for polypropylene to get the full explanation.
Q: Is Clear Gorilla Glue a good choice for repairing pottery that will be used in the oven?
A: Clear Gorilla Glue can be used on pottery; however, we do not recommend using it on items that will be placed in the oven.
Q: How does Clear Gorilla Glue differ from Gorilla 8040001 Clear Grip contact adhesive?
A: Clear Gorilla Glue is similar to Original Gorilla Glue (See it here: gorilla glue clear vs original ) in terms of strength, but it offers the advantage of a crystal-clear cure and a non-foaming formulation. Gorilla Clear Grip is a solvent-based crafting contact adhesive.
Q: Can Clear Gorilla Glue be used to seal a small crack in an iPhone screen and prevent it from spreading?
A: Yes, it can be used for that purpose.
Q: Can Clear Gorilla Glue be used for repairing speaker foam woofers?
A: Yes, it should work. Lightly spray the foam or the material you’re gluing with water to activate the glue.
Q: I’m searching for an alternative to E6000 glue due to its harmful fumes. Can Clear Gorilla Glue be used to bond glass cabochons to metal earring settings?
A: Clear Gorilla Glue is suitable for bonding glass and metal surfaces. You can see my article about b7000 vs e6000 glue to know more about E6000. Ensure that both surfaces can be tightly clamped together for at least 2 hours.
Q: Will Clear Gorilla Glue cause fogging on clear styrene and similar plastics?
A: No, Clear Gorilla Glue dries crystal clear and should not cause any fogging.
My Hands-on Test: Liquid Nails LN-700 Adhesive
✅Pros: Liquid Nails
The hold is dependable and strong, and the price is great, making it even more appealing.
Refasten the Moldings
One of the projects where Liquid Nails truly impressed me was when I needed to refasten the moldings on my kitchen cabinets. It did the job flawlessly, providing a strong hold that I can trust. In fact, I’ve come to rely on it for almost everything because I know it won’t budge once it sets.
Size and Quality
What I appreciate most about Liquid Nails is its size and quality. The tube I purchased was a decent size, and the adhesive itself is of high quality, ensuring its effectiveness. I’ve used it before, which is why I chose to buy it again. It has never let me down in the past, and it continues to work well.
Filling Cracks in Wood
When it comes to filling cracks in wood or attaching wood pieces together, Liquid Nails is my go-to choice. It outperforms wood filler for small cracks, and I prefer it over wood glues.
❌Cons: Liquid Nails
Stopped adhering when temps got to 30
Q: Can Liquid Nails be utilized for binding rubber to concrete?
A: In the past, I successfully used it to adhere wood to bricks, so there’s a chance it might work for rubber-to-concrete bonding.
Q: Does Liquid Nails dry rapidly like gorilla glue?
A: No, it requires some time to dry. I recommend reading the instructions on the label for specific drying instructions.
Q: If you start using Liquid Nails, must you finish the entire tube to prevent it from drying?
A: If you tightly seal the container or tube with the lid, it shouldn’t dry out. However, I did find that Liquid Nail takes a long time to dry.
Q: What is the best method for removing something affixed with Liquid Nail?
A: For dry materials, I suggest scraping off the adhesive and then wiping the surface with mineral spirits.
Q: Will it be sturdy enough to hold a baseboard in place?
A: Rest assured the LN700 will provide ample strength to hold your baseboard securely. Just make sure to properly prepare and clean both bonding surfaces beforehand.
Q: Are there additional nozzles available?
A: This particular version comes in a squeeze tube and doesn’t include nozzles. However, we do offer caulking gun tubes that come with nozzles.
Q: Can it effectively fill holes in the wall from drilling or nailing?
A: As an adhesive, it didn’t perform exceptionally well, but even Elmer’s glue would suffice for filling holes.
Q: When using it for wood-to-wood bonding, is clamping necessary or can you simply press the pieces together?
A: While clamping may not be essential for joint strength, it is advisable to at least lightly clamp the pieces. Firstly, it prevents the joint from shifting due to gravity. Additionally, clamping helps to remove excess adhesive, resulting in a neater joint appearance.