Glue #1: Problems with glue adhering

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Blog entry by WildWoodMan posted 12-21-2014 02:52 AM 1573 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The wood is Cherry. {blk} (Jordan Creek area) Lehigh Co. /just put in shower an sprayed with hot water. then wrapped towels with bleach water. I used Dick Blick (Black Cat) {waterproof [yea right] India Ink}
For the Black part of the Wild Walkin Stickin
The wood is Popular which grew like Vine. Found near Wooded area of Little Lehigh Creek {Lehigh Co.}

For the other part. I First cut the section I wanted to use, then striped the bark off/ sanded,
then wrapped it around the way I wanted, I used Plastic/ metal clamps till it cured
I used Acrylic Craft Paint by Plaid® {Bright Red} For the Red part of the Wild Walkin Stickin

The problem I had was when it came time to glue both pieces of wood together, I used the folowing
{Clear} Loctite – Power Grip // Loctite PL Premium {3X} //
But I found these would ” break” down an the wood would come apart, after coating with poly
I did use Clear Epoxy {twin barrel} which seem to work the best, but still would find areas where it would “break” down so I have to make sure mix is just right
Only thing I mind is the fumes, an clear

Anyone have an suggestions as to adhesive on a Large scale that would work Better/ with less Fumes be nice.
I was thinking of (super glue) but I would have to buy a case to do one stick

-- Wildman, PA,

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#1 posted 12-21-2014 03:21 AM

Try Phenoseal Vinyl Adhesive Caulk by the Gloucester Co., Inc./ DBA Phenoseal is a Massachusetts company, located at 235 Cottage St., P.O. Box 428; Franklin; MA; 02038 PH:(508) 528-2200, (800) 343-4963.

You can call them and get tech support. I have used it for exterior applications where bond goes through multipal temperture cycles and climat extreams and it works well. Can also be used for interior applications.

-- Respectfully, Paul

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#2 posted 12-21-2014 03:26 AM

Thank You for the info pjones, I wil check into it after Holidays.

“the only reason Jesus Came to be Born of Virgin, Was to die for the Worlds Sins, then Rose on 3rd day”

-- Wildman, PA,

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#3 posted 12-21-2014 03:40 AM

I have used some of that loctite PL premium and found it to be awful. Brittle, poor adhesion.. Don’t know its intended use but it wasn’t what I tried using it for either.

-- "Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do" Wooden

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#4 posted 12-22-2014 05:18 AM

Just a thought, are you sure the wood is dry ?

-- Tom D

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#5 posted 12-23-2014 03:41 AM

Yes Tom D the wood and ink/ paint/ glues were dry, I found that when I used the same glues for other items
I had the same break down problems when I put poly on. So I am taking pjones advice and acquiring Phenoseal Vinyl Adhesive Caulk by the Gloucester Co

-- Wildman, PA,

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#6 posted 12-23-2014 03:43 AM

KCC Cont: I agree now, the guy at the local H-D place recommended it (you know the one I mean)

-- Wildman, PA,

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