Cyanoacrylates (CA) have traditionally been called super glues for their adhesion properties to a wide range of different materials and their effectiveness for unique applications. The Titebond Instant range of CA adhesives covers many different applications; the viscosity and setting times vary according to the chosen product.
The Thin version has a handling time of 5 seconds and a setting time of 3 seconds and is good for running into hairline cracks for repairs and stabilising small sections of timber. The Medium version has a 7 seconds handling time and a setting time of 5 seconds, and would be a more general purpose type of CA glue.
The Thick version has a 10 seconds handling and 8 seconds set time making it ideal for stabilising porous woods and using with MDF and trimming carpentry components.
The Gel has a 30 seconds handling with a 20 seconds set time and has excellent gap filling properties. Again its performance is very good when used with porous materials.
|Setting Time||3 - 20 seconds dependent on type|
|Suitable For||Wood, Some Plastics, Ceramics, Glass, Rubber, Metal|
3 August 2018
Didnt Stick!Bought Instant Bond medium viscosity for 4 awkward / delicate joints with cherry timber. Only 50% success, 2 joints didn't stick at all!
11 February 2015
Tip to use every dropMy tip to use every drop of any "Super Glue" is to keep it in the fridge
14 October 2013
My preferred cyanoInstant glues in my considerable modelling experience suffer from one irritating problem that is the dispensing nozzle which gradually becomes choked. This bottle has a superior feed nozzle which stays conveniently useful down to the last drops.. For most uses I recommend having a spray can of kicker handy for truly instant set.