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    Hi Terra- is there only one kind of the glidden gripper? I go on home depot website and there are interior,exterior etc. What does your can say?

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    Gripper is pretty amazing stuff. In the demonstration we run at work we take two pieces of 2x4 and put them together at the begining of the clinic. At the end of the demo we invite audience members to separate the lumber first by hand, then with a hammer. The lumber will splinter before Gripper lets go.
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    Thanks everyone - glad you like the Styro Wars. Would like to do more of these comparison tests. It was fun Double thanks for the additional tips. Glad to know I can reuse cans of Great Stuff!

    Quote Originally Posted by matrixmom View Post
    Hi Terra- is there only one kind of the glidden gripper? I go on home depot website and there are interior,exterior etc. What does your can say?
    It's both actually. Says Interior/Exterior: http://www.glidden.com/collections/b...o?retailer=all

    SimplyJenn also told me that you can use it instead of Dylok if you don't want the sandy particles in it. I tried it on the styro caskets last year and it held up great. It also comes tinted in gray if you want to use it for smooth surface tombstones. Here's a picture of the half-caskets:





    Quote Originally Posted by walkingcorpse View Post
    Gripper is pretty amazing stuff. In the demonstration we run at work we take two pieces of 2x4 and put them together at the begining of the clinic. At the end of the demo we invite audience members to separate the lumber first by hand, then with a hammer. The lumber will splinter before Gripper lets go.
    It glues wood too!? Sweet!
    Last edited by Terra; 05-22-2012 at 07:16 AM.

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    Thanks for taking the time to do the comparison, Terra. "Give 'em one for the GRIPPER..."

    I'm another strong believer in the Liquid Nails Construction Adhesive. I've got projects that are 8 years old and the Liquid Nails is still holding strong.

    OK---for the next test can you compare all of the various high-caffeine energy drinks on the market?? I'm looking forward to your results.

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    i use pl 300 for gluing the pink styrofoam from lowes or home depot in the blue and white tube--works great
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    Quote Originally Posted by cryptoid View Post
    i use pl 300 for gluing the pink styrofoam from lowes or home depot in the blue and white tube--works great
    Terra tested PL-300 in the video. It's the tube on the left in the beginning of the video.


    @ Terra: Hi Terra, great review as always. Thanks! I have a couple of questions for you. As I'm sure you know, the PL-300 (Gorilla glue is out of the question, and I'd imagine that Great Foam is too), is a bit of a pain when cutting with a hot wire/hot knife/etc. How well does the Glidden Gripper cut with such tools? Secondly, how resilient is the bond when exposed to moisture (either direct exposure, and/or immersion)? Inquiring minds want to know! Lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveintheGrave View Post
    Thanks for taking the time to do the comparison, Terra. "Give 'em one for the GRIPPER..."

    I'm another strong believer in the Liquid Nails Construction Adhesive. I've got projects that are 8 years old and the Liquid Nails is still holding strong.

    OK---for the next test can you compare all of the various high-caffeine energy drinks on the market?? I'm looking forward to your results.
    You know - I've never even tasted one of those drinks? Hmmmm

    When I was making the Demon Horse I used Liquid Nails and discovered that same problems I was having with the Loctite PL300. It was still wet days and days later and that was the difficulty with carving. The wet glue would gunk up the rasps. Also, I noticed the eating away issues that Liquid Nails does over time. It's probably not a big deal for items that were Dryloked though.

    Quote Originally Posted by cryptoid View Post
    i use pl 300 for gluing the pink styrofoam from lowes or home depot in the blue and white tube--works great
    Yes, I did too. But I carve the styrofoam a lot and if there's no air then it doesn't dry and when you carve - it gunks up your carving tools. I will still use it for sealing up large gaps like where the stone meets the base. It's perfect for that as long as there is air to it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raven's Hollow Cemetery View Post
    Terra tested PL-300 in the video. It's the tube on the left in the beginning of the video.


    @ Terra: Hi Terra, great review as always. Thanks! I have a couple of questions for you. As I'm sure you know, the PL-300 (Gorilla glue is out of the question, and I'd imagine that Great Foam is too), is a bit of a pain when cutting with a hot wire/hot knife/etc. How well does the Glidden Gripper cut with such tools? Secondly, how resilient is the bond when exposed to moisture (either direct exposure, and/or immersion)? Inquiring minds want to know! Lol!
    With a hot knife the Glidden leaves a bit of a ridge which is easily knocked down with a shaver. It seems to me that the Glidden has a higher boiling point then the foam so it bubbles up a bit and forms that ridge as it's being carved. The PL-300 did the same thing though so it could be what happens with all glues. I haven't tested the hot knife with Great Stuff or Gorilla Glue. Haven't tried the Gorilla Glue in a shaving (rasp) test but it was mentioned to me that it's difficult to sand so I'm thinking it could be a bit tough to carve as well. Great Stuff is easy to shave. It's just like foam.

    Haven't tested the Glidden bond by soaking in water but I will today. It is labeled interior/exterior and had used it as a primer for the half-caskets. They were then painted with exterior paint and no worries. But, I'll still dunk it with the unpainted glue seam and see if it comes apart.

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    acetone works well to keep great stuff tubes and can cleaned. Thing is...clearly the gripper is cheaper if you need to glue a lot of foam.

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    Thanks Terra never would have thought that primer would be the winner. Im out to get some this weekend.

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    i have a feeling that the glidden company just hit it big after the glue war... im sure the gripper is flying off the shelves...lol

 

 
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