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Forum topic by MarkLTX posted 06-05-2020 07:42 PM 207 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MarkLTX

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06-05-2020 07:42 PM

I have some Titebond 1 and Titebond 2 Extend glue I keep in squeeze bottles (i.e. not the original factory containers). Both are about a 1 year old and down to about a quarter cup. Is there any reason to not just top off the bottles with new glue? Should I discard the old glue and wash out the bottles before refilling them?


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#1 posted 06-05-2020 09:16 PM

Depending on the type of glue, they date differently. Below is the link for how to read a titebond date code if you still have the original bottle.

http://www.titebond.com/resources/use/all

Personally I use 1 year as my max use date, unless it’s a throw together shop something. Past that if I am doing something I have time, material cost invested into, a few bux for fresh glue is a move I’ll always make, so I magic marker my glues when I open them, and pitch after 365 days.

I would also say NO to mixing, all of them have similarities, but also differences, that is why they aren’t all original titebond. Mixing is likely a way to make Frankenglue. I try hard not to do that.

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#2 posted 06-05-2020 09:22 PM

I would not mix, and at the low cost of new glue, toss the old.

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#3 posted 06-05-2020 10:04 PM

I don’t use Titebond glue specifically because I have had it go bad almost like clockwork —the dates printed on the bottle matter. One the other hand, the gallon of Elmer’s wood glue I have is over 5 years old and still works fine.

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#4 posted 06-06-2020 03:24 AM



I don t use Titebond glue specifically because I have had it go bad almost like clockwork —the dates printed on the bottle matter. One the other hand, the gallon of Elmer s wood glue I have is over 5 years old and still works fine.

- Lazyman

Pretty much my experience with with Elmer’s yellow glue. It gets a bit thick over time but always seem to hold.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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