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Old 05-05-2008, 11:44 AM   #1
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What is the best way to get gorilla glue off engineered wood surface?

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Use a grinder and throw all your gorilla glue away. There are many other types of glue on the market that holds just as good without the expanding and running problem. I have used it twice, and screwed up the project both times.

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Sanding will usually remove the glue residue that scraping doesn't. Gorilla glue doesn't take stain, so wherever it is exposed or where it penetrated the wood grain, you will see it.

It is a good glue for some projects, but when doing carpentry and woodworking that needs to look nice, I leave it on the shelf.
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What is recommended for removing GG from painted wall [yes, drip marks galore] AND as an all-purpose tough-as-nails, hold-all glue for dry and wet surfaces? Keep in mind that I am a novice, newbie, uninformed, wannabe.
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Use a grinder and throw all your gorilla glue away. There are many other types of glue on the market that holds just as good without the expanding and running problem. I have used it twice, and screwed up the project both times.
use the white gorilla and it doesn't foam the brown color does
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I appreciate the response but it doesn't solve the current problem I have of GG drips showing on off-white painted surfaces. How do I remove or minimize the effect? What should I use going forward for complete hold in wet AND dry environments as GG doesn't do well in wet.

I am not adept nor have access to a grinder, much less refinish tools/ abilities afterwards. I need something to wipe off GG from painted wall. And what should I use going forward for WET and DRY surfaces?

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I appreciate the response but it doesn't solve the current problem I have of GG drips showing on off-white painted surfaces. How do I remove or minimize the effect? What should I use going forward for complete hold in wet AND dry environments as GG doesn't do well in wet.

I am not adept nor have access to a grinder, much less refinish tools/ abilities afterwards. I need something to wipe off GG from painted wall. And what should I use going forward for WET and DRY surfaces?
I know of no solvent after GG is dry... If a smoth surface, I'd try carefully a razor blade.... if rough, I think you are sanding and refinishing.

As to a choice of glues, maybe you ought to tell us what you are glueing and the exact onditions. Glues vary significantly as to setting conditions and streangth.

GG is fine even great in moist conditions.... matter of fact, moist helps it set.
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use the white gorilla and it doesn't foam the brown color does
I've never tried the white... I thought / assumed it was just a wood glue with a GG label... no different than Titebond/elmers/etc.
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Final Attempt to explain my NEEDS:

I am truly a novice and housewife with no access to tools, excepts liquids and wipes, to remove GG so suggestions of sanders, grinders etc. are of no value & of no help. I have used GG for everything from gluing wood to wood, stick-on battery-operated light to wall and rubber feet to ceramics so as to make fancy soap dishes for the shower.

GG has NOT been successful for any of these endeavors. After a short period, the bond breaks and I am left with separate pieces from which I have to pry off the GG the best that I can [unsuccessfully]. Any USEFUL, HELPFUL suggestions for my circumstances for my worst nightmare, that of removing GG drip from painted surface, under these circumstances and a substitute for GG in these instances going forward are most welcome and appreciated.

I count on you experienced guys to take the place of my father who knew everything, passed in 2004 @ 86, and who would have guided me towards the right answer... Please, no more grinders or sanders!
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Well... Please excuse us for trying but being bad fathers.
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I am truly a novice and housewife with no access to tools, excepts liquids and wipes, to remove GG so suggestions of sanders, grinders etc. are of no value & of no help.

I think what the fine folks here are telling you is: there is NO miracle wipe off solution after it is dried. It has to be scraped or sanded.
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That is what I was missing - the honesty and the brutality. Thank you for bringing that to my attention. I needed it desperately! YOU ROCK for taking the big step. I will now seek a handyman who will do that for me. Bless you for you honesty and forthrightness!
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That is what I was missing - the honesty and the brutality. Thank you for bringing that to my attention. I needed it desperately! YOU ROCK for taking the big step. I will now seek a handyman who will do that for me. Bless you for you honesty and forthrightness!

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'Gorilla' is a brand of adhesive that sells several products. The sell a wood glue that is ok but not my favourite. Their original glue is an water-activated expanding polyurethane that should be good in wet locations.

From your examples of failed attempts:

"wood-to-wood": should have worked with either glue provided the surfaces were clean and smooth. If it was exterior, it might have been that movement of one or both of the surfaces failed the join.
"stick-on battery operated light to wall": many adhesives don't perform well on non-porous surfaces, so if the back of the light was metal or plastic that might explain it. You might have had better luck with 2-sided tape. If the attempt was to glue the thin edge of a fixture to a wall, there likely wasn't enough surface area.
"rubber feet to ceramics": may be the same as above since ceramic isn't porous. Also, most things we call rubber, aren't, but rather, some form of petroleum-based polycarbonate. I find it very difficult to successfully glue most forms of 'plastic'.

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