View Full Version : Rhino or Gorilla?
05-25-2006, 10:00 AM
which is the better/stronger glue
05-25-2006, 10:11 AM
05-25-2006, 10:21 AM
I affixed a 3" x 3" decorative wooden block to my brick front of my house with Gorilla glue. To that I attached a halyard and 6' pole that supports a 3' x 5' cloth American Flag. With all sorts of wind, it has held without sign of strain for well over a year of daily display.
Rhino is tough, strong glue to be certain. But has poor eyesight and is unpredictable when approached.
Gorilla is much more elusive glue and likes to keep to itself. But, its habitat has been eroded by encroachment of civilization and timber harvesting.
I vote Gorilla.
05-25-2006, 10:51 AM
What are you gluing?
Gorilla is excellent but it must be applied properly. The surface needs to be moist (water activates the adhesive) and you need to be careful with pourous materials including some soft woods. It foams when activated, so be aware of bleed-out.
Rhino is also good stuff. I believe it doesn't dry as hard as Gorilla, although the bond is still good.
Both are great adhesives. Rhino might be a tad more user friendly.
05-25-2006, 10:59 AM
I haven't used Rhino glue, but I can speak for Gorilla glue. Everything I've ever put together with that stuff has held firm. Be cautious, however, as it expands as it dries, so over application can be a bit messy. You might consider testing it on two pieces of scrap wood to familiarize yourself with how it bonds...
05-25-2006, 01:04 PM
I definitely thought this was going to be one of those "which animal would you rather fight" questions.
Sorry, I don't know jack squat about glue.
05-25-2006, 01:07 PM
Save yourself the big marketing budget and buy Elmers' version of gorilla. It works the very same.
05-25-2006, 01:35 PM
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