Holy mother of pearl, have I found something amazing. Gorilla Glue Gel. Have you tried it? No? Stop reading this and go order/buy/steal some of this stuff. It’s OK, I’ll wait.
My go to CA (super) glue has always been the Zap-a-Gap line. Whether the green thin, yellow thick, or even the purple foam, I’ve used them all. But as I’ve been working on the building the Alliance Modelworks FAMO mit Flak 88 conversion, the Zap products just weren’t working on the resin they’d used. (NOTE: Check back here shortly, I’m going to post some thoughts on that conversion kit)
A while back, I’d grabbed several various brands of super glues at Lowe’s and they’d been sitting on the shelf. Out of frustration with the Zap, I grabbed the Gorilla Glue gel and BAM! Magic. Here’s why:
- It worked. Whether resin to plastic, resin to resin, or resin to PE brass, it stuck every time without any fiddling.
- It works FAST. When you touch this stuff on the parts, it’s adhering that moment. No holding and hoping it’s bonded (or at least not as much as with Zap). But….
- It’s fairly repositionable. While it bonds two parts together quickly, it doesn’t seem to truly *bond* the parts together for a while. There’s a solid amount of working time once you get the two parts together, but they’re not sliding around while you wait for the bond to form.
- The gel consistency is part of what makes the last part possible, but it also ensures that the glue isn’t running everywhere. Even with the yellow thick Zap, it’s still fairly viscous.
I’ve not had a chance to do much testing with this, but so far, so good. I’ll be using this stuff a LOT more in the future.
What about you? Have you tried Gorilla Glue Gel? What did you think?