Gorilla Glue and Tape
Well the tape was the first to find an application on a wallet that split down its folding seam, yes the wallet was a lot of years old but you get used to things and so I gave it a try.
It is now several months later and the same strip of tape is in place on the seam and the wallet has been opened hundreds of time and perhaps more wearing it has come in and out of pockets without showing any sign of fraying.
The tape is black extremely sticky and it looks like it has something very closely woven into it as when you look at the surface it has lots of tiny dimples and indentations all over the surface. The tape is 4.7cm wide and comes on quite a good size reel. I have tried pulling a piece but only a decent pair of scissors seem to cut it.
The one I was sent looks rather like the 1inch but as it’s nearly two inches wide I assume there must be another size. Checking the packaging it says 48mmx11metres.
I was sent two samples the first where the colour is not important and this comes in a 60ml bottle with a screw cap. It does take a while to dry and unless you have clamps or some other way of holding the edges together it might not be the solution.
It claims to bond almost anything to anything, the only proviso is that edges are clean and clear of dust and if the surfaces are porous one should be dampened; if the surfaces are dense then both should be damp.
I tested it on an oven handle that has resisted other glues after a few weeks, maybe the fat or the heat is the problem. I did this eight weeks ago and left the clamps on for twenty four hours – as regular readers know I am definitely belt braces and safety pin – and so far it has managed to feel a lot more solid than it has for many a year.
Gorilla Precision Glue Pen
This dries white and comes in a precision applicator that is a 22.2ml bottle. It also dries faster so with care and in the correct situation you could use it without having to hold edges together for extended periods of time.
This is for small jobs and often when access is restricted. It is 100% waterproof and this I tested when something caused a tiny area of plastic guttering to move apart. Once I reached the point where my drips had been coming from over an extended time period a general clean up and then a good application of Gorilla Glue and no more drips.
Looking at their website I see they do other products but the one thing they all have in common is toughness so if you have a job that requires a tape or a glue that needs to work in unfriendly environments them they probably have a solution.
On their website there is a video that shows the products in use so why not look and see if Gorilla Glue or Tape can help.
There is an email address on their site in case you cannot find their products in stores near you. The link below seems to stock most of the Gorilla products.
At least two months after each products use they are still fulfilling the tasks asked of them.
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