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My local store in my small town has an whole lot of white Gorilla glue and honey colored glue on the shelves.

I have tried honey colored Gorilla glue and it expands too much for me. It also goes hard real quick so it doesn't keep. I have not used the white Gorilla glue. Reading the label it looks like it compares to Titebond II glue. I can buy Titebond at Woodcraft it is just not close.
Anybody been using the white Gorilla glue?
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The honey Gorilla glue is a polymer and requires water to activate, I'm not sure how or why it could be hardening too fast for you. The expansion is actually a good thing; it pushes into every nook and cranny. I feel it's superior on medium to large joint outdoor projects. It is the only product outside of 2 part adhesives that I trust to remain together on outdoor projects.

If you're working medium to small joint projects for indoor, all 3 TB offerings will do. If they're small to tiny you might consider molding/trim glue, fast tack and if in small doses dries clear. That may prove helpful with the finishing wend of the job.

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I meant the honey Gorilla glue hardened in the bottle before I could use it all. It does not seem to last in the bottle very long like Titebond does. I also used it in an indoor project and I ended up with a glued joint that had filler in it. So I don't use it now. Sounds like it works outside well. I will keep it in mind.

I used some Elmers waterproof outside. The glue dried clear and looked good. Then it rained and the glue joint turned white from clear so I am not happy with the Elmers. Sounds like I should of used the honey Gorilla glue.

I am still looking for an answer on whether the white Gorilla glue will work as well as the Titebond glue so I can support my little local lumber yard.
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According to their website it is exactly the same as the other glue, just white. It's still polyurethane glue so everything else about it should be the same. If you use where it will get rained on then it is one of the correct glues to use.

Otherwise, the most common woodworking glues are polyvinyl acetate (pva and white in color) or aliphatic resin (usually known as carpenter's glue and yellow). Both of the last 2 types are what's commonly used in the work shop and either are stronger than the wood they are used on and have some level of water resistance. Aliphatic Resin Glue | New To Woodworking

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I think I made a mistake. I am looking at the Gorilla wood glue which is a white pva glue. Does this make a difference? So I am trying to compare Gorilla Wood glue to Titebond glue.

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If you are talking about Gorilla Wood Glue, it is a PVA glue that seems very similar to Titebond II from Gorilla's website, but I've never used it. Modern PVA glues are so good that I wouldn't hesitate to try it.

I have used Original Gorilla polyurethane glue. Can't seem to keep it off my hands, and it doesn't clean up with water like Titebond. It's sticky and just plain messy. I only use it when I need a truly waterproof (instead of weatherproof) glue. I would never consider it a proper substitute for PVA. I have the same problem of it going hard in the bottle after opening, so I buy the smallest bottle. You can make it last a little longer by squeezing all the air out of the bottle before closing it. I use a small quick grip clamp to squeeze the bottle until the glue comes up into the spout and then put the top on. It still gets hard if stored for a month or more.

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I have used Original Gorilla polyurethane glue. Can't seem to keep it off my hands, and it doesn't clean up with water like Titebond. It's sticky and just plain messy.
use DNA for clean up while it is still wet..
for dry (on your hands) use a scrub brush and baby or vegetable oil...

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Will bacon grease work?

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Store polyurethane glue in the refrigerator - extends bottle life considerably (more than a year on my current one). May form a crust on the surface, but if you break through, the glue is good. Also great for sticking soles back onto shoes and sneakers - handles the flexing when walking or running, and is "waterproof."
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