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Title: Polyurethane glue
Post by: DickyD on January 06, 2007, 03:12:02 pm
Has anyone used Titebond Polyurethane glue.
Can you tell me the pros and cons ?

Richard. ;)
Title: Re: Polyurethane glue
Post by: MikeK on January 06, 2007, 04:52:37 pm
Agree with everything Don says. I used it during build of 1:1 launch in Cyprus, Bison Timberbond I think, from Germany. I would reemphasise the expansion properties, it would be squeezed out joints after drying no matter how tightly clamped. I too suffered the brown hand stains but found scotchbright with dishwasher liquid usually got rid (along with the top skin layer !)

Title: Re: Polyurethane glue
Post by: barriew on January 06, 2007, 06:43:32 pm
Has a reply been removed? I can see only the original and Mikek's reply - no Don!

Title: Re: Polyurethane glue
Post by: Welsh_Druid on January 06, 2007, 07:11:53 pm
OOPS!  I was going to amend it slightly and hit the delete button by mistake  :o

What I said was ( I Think) -

I haven't used "Titebond" but I have used "Gorilla" polyurethane glue which is the same I think.

It expands  whilst drying which is good for joint filling.  But it expands a lot and unless the joints are clamped it can even push them apart as it expands.

It is strong and waterproof.

It leaves brown stains on your hands (and anywhere else) which won't wash off.

It is expensive ( well Gorilla Glue is ).

I like it but haven't used it for a while as I can't get it round here.

Don B.
Title: Re: Polyurethane glue
Post by: DickyD on January 06, 2007, 07:24:43 pm
Meant to post this manufactures blurb and prices earlier.

Anyone got any more comments please, 
FeaturesDescriptionSpecificationReviews (1)Titebond Polyurethane Glue

Suitable for Wood,Plastics, Cloth, Leather, Rubber and Ceramics
Interior/Exterior use
Initial Tack time 30 mins
Setting time 4 hours approximatelyTitebond Polyurethane Glue

Titebond Polyurethane Glue is a professional strength waterproof glue specially formulated for multi-purpose applications. In addition to its superior wood-to-wood performance, it is equally effective for metal, ceramic, plastic, Corian(r) stone and other porous/non-porous materials. Titebond Polyurethane is ready to use, offers excellent sandability and is unaffected by finishes. Twice as thick as traditional polyurethanes it provides a non-run, non-drip glue line for more precise applications. Titebond Polyurethane will not become brittle with age and will not expand or contract in the glue joint. Polyurethane glues cure by moisture and an effervescence is a by-product of this, there is no strength in this and it is easily sanded off when dry. In very dry timber it may be necessary to moisten one surface to encourage curing to take place.Titebond Polyurethane Glue

Setting Time     
 30 mins/4 hours 
Suitable For     
 Wood, Plastics, Cloth, Leather, Rubber, Ceramics, Craft, Building 
Perfect Pen Tubes   
"If you are using superglue to hold your pen tubes, buy a bottle of this. It has the most wonderful gap filling properties, I've not had a single problem with a cracked blank since i switched. Can be dificult to clean off your hands but there are Axminster handwipes which will clean it up in seconds." - Mr Tim Swannell
   Review this product 

Order No. Description Price Inc VAT Quantity   
600211 Titebond Polyurethane Glue - 237ml(8floz)  7.19
(normally 7.99)   
600212 Titebond Polyurethane Glue - 355ml(12floz)  8.99
(normally 9.99

Richard ;)
Title: Re: Polyurethane glue
Post by: HS93 (RIP) on January 06, 2007, 08:39:05 pm
Ive used this to bond fiberglass sheet(very thin) to the deck of boats and building . It does foam but if you can keep it clamped and dont put it on too thick its good it goes of in 5 min so if you are holding it its not that long but the main thing is that it is sea water proof. see below peter
Title: Re: Polyurethane glue
Post by: DickyD on January 08, 2007, 08:20:06 am
Thanks very much but has anyone used Titebond Polyurethane glue.

Richard ;)
Title: Re: Polyurethane glue
Post by: tobyker on January 28, 2007, 12:36:06 am
I've used Balcotan and Bison for a 1:1 canoe and a sharpie, and I'm pretty damn sure that I used titebond at a mate's place to laminate up a wooden dummy windscreen frame for a vintage car rebuild which I then had to plane/spokeshave/sand to shape. It withstood all the handling and working well and planning one lamination to a feather edge caused no problems. The only caveat is that you want to be sure that you are going to use it all within a reasonable time - the shelf life once opened is not as long as the Evostik white wood glues.