Gorilla takes epoxy to the Gorilla Tough level. With its superior solvent and water resistance, Gorilla Epoxy adhesive is incredibly strong and durable for household and automotive repairs alike. The easy-to-use syringe keeps the epoxy resin and hardener separate, so it is easy to dispense. The two-part, gap-filling formula easily bonds steel, aluminum, glass, wood, ceramic, tile and most plastics. Plus, it dries in an ideal, clear finish that makes projects look spotless.
- DRIES CLEAR: Ideal for clean, easy finishing
- 5 MINUTE SET: Plenty of re-positioning time for the perfect fit.
- GAP-FILLING: Fills voids and bonds uneven and vertical surfaces.
- WATER RESISTANT: Withstands moderate exposure to water
- SOLVENT RESISTANT ONCE CURED
- EASY-TO-USE SYRINGE: Separate barrels of epoxy resin and hardener keep epoxy from hardening, plus syringe dispenses evenly and includes a cap for multiple uses.
1. Prepare Your Work Area and the Surface
If you’re using Gorilla Epoxy for the first time, or bonding a new type of material, we always recommend trying a test piece first.
Prepare your work area: It is recommended to use Gorilla Epoxy in a well-ventilated area. Be sure your work area is protected from spills. Gather your mixing tray and stir sticks so that all your supplies are together.
Prepare the surface: To improve adhesion, roughen smooth surfaces before gluing. Then clean and dry all surfaces to be bonded.
2. Mixing Gorilla Epoxy
Remove the black cap from the two syringes. With tip pointing upward, cut or snap the end from tip of the syringes. With the tip still pointing upward, eliminate air and ensure even dispensing by slowly pushing the plunger until both the resin and the hardener are at the tip.
Push the plunger to dispense even amounts of resin and hardener onto a clean, disposable, contained surface. The package itself can be used as a mixing tray. If you flip the plastic blister shell over, you can use the small well as a starter dish to begin dispensing until both the resin and hardener are flowing equally. Once the flow is even, move to the larger mixing well to dispense your even ratio.
Mix the two parts for about 20 seconds, until the mixture is uniform. Apply within 5 minutes.
As you mix, you will notice that the epoxy warms up. This is a reaction that occurs as the resin and hardener combine.
After mixing is complete, apply Gorilla Epoxy within 5 minutes. The epoxy mixture will continue to thicken and the bond strength will decrease the longer you wait to apply.
To reach maximum bond strength, clamp project together and leave undisturbed.
Important Cure Times
Set: 5 minutes to apply and position
Handling: Allow to cure for 30 minutes undisturbed (no weight or handling)
Final Cure: Allow 24 hours for load-bearing weight
Storage: To close, pull plunger slightly back. Wipe tip clean with dry cloth and align notch on tip and cap. Close tightly.
APPLICATION TEMPERATURE – 50° to 100° F
SERVICE TEMPERATURE – -10° to 180° F
OUTDOOR – Yes
MOISTURE RESISTANT – Water resistant – not recommended for continual water exposure
PAINTABLE – Yes – Can be painted with latex paint
SANDABLE – Yes
STAINABLE – Yes – Can be stained with water based stain
CURED COLOR – Clear
STORAGE TIPS – Store in a cool, dry location. Keep resin and hardener separate. Wipe tip clean with a dry cloth.
GAP FILLING – Yes
How should I store Gorilla Epoxy?
Shelf life for Gorilla Epoxy is a maximum of two years. The adhesive is not activated until the resin and hardener come in contact with one another, so the shelf life is likely to be much longer if the epoxy tip is wiped clean after each use and the cap is securely replaced. Make sure you notice the notch on the cap and be sure to align that with the notch on the syringe tip. This will further ensure the two parts do not accidentally mix.
Do I need to use clamps?
Yes, clamps are recommended for use during setup to ensure the bond sets correctly. Apply and position glue within 5 minutes after mixing the resin and hardener. Once your project is set, clamp and leave undisturbed for 30 minutes.
What can I use as a mixing tray or a stir stick?
When using a 2-part epoxy, it is important that both parts, the resin and hardener, be mixed thoroughly. If the original mixing tray is no longer available, we recommend using a container that is of equal size. The underside of an aluminum beverage can will work, rather than an object that has a flat surface.
Will Gorilla Epoxy bond plastic/vinyl/rubber?
Gorilla Epoxy works well on PVC sheets, but is not recommended for use on PVC pipe or certain low surface energy plastics, such as polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP), or certain types of rubber with high oil or plasticizer content.
Is Gorilla Epoxy food safe?
Gorilla Epoxy is not recommended for direct or indirect food contact and should not be considered food safe.
How do I remove Gorilla Epoxy from my surface?
To clean surface while epoxy is still wet/uncured wipe up as much material as possible and clean any remaining product/residue with Isopropyl alcohol (IPA) or acetone used to manufacturer’s instructions or soap and water. For cured/dried Epoxy, mechanical means such as sanding or scraping are necessary.
How do I remove Gorilla Epoxy from body/skin?
If you get Epoxy on your skin, acetone and Isopropyl alcohol (IPA) used according to manufacturer’s instructions work well for removing uncured glue. Soap and water also work, but repeat washing may be required to remove completely.