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    Ianh
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    Hi JB,
    I can get Araldite here imported from UK in both forms Quickset and 24Hour in tubes but it comes at a price. A Local Company that sells worldwide Pratley make about 10 different types of epoxy glue some of it is highly specialised you have to hunt for what you want! Pratley has been used by NASA. Building Sea Queen ( Which at the moment is gathering dust) I am using ZAP 30 minute epoxy. The quickset set glues by Pratley and Araldite seem to go brittle.
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    jbkiwi
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    Re - It's amazing the different glues available round the world.

    We have truckloads of Araldite here Ian, made by Selleys NZ. Not sure if you can buy the 2 tube set any more, - now in the twin syringe pack, - different types as well, 5min, crystal clear, super strength (opaque ) We can buy Titebond as well ( sold by professional woodworking suppliers rather than hardware chains) A bit more expensive than PVA.

    Interesting glue test vid.

    JB
    Which Wood Glue is Best? Let's find out! Showdown with Titebond, Flex Glue, Elmer's & Gorilla.
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    Ron
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    Here is what I had been using, it does not foam up. Yes, if you mist it, the glue harden faster, but with little crystals. I generally did not mist, I just let it harden on its own. There are several types of these glues available locally and some do swell up when the surfaces have been pre- moistened. I used that variety outdoors on my porch posts which proofed satisfactory for about a year before replacing the porch posts with a none wood product. Twenty-five year warranty on the posts not the glue.😊
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    Ianh
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    What we get in SA is Gorilla Glue and is the polyurethane adhesive that foams. They just market it as Gorilla Glue. Funny how glues change the world over! Sika also market Gator Glue which is a direct copy of the Polyurethane Gorilla Glue.
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    Ron
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    Peejay
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    Thank you. In the meantime, I am continuing planning, and following this site and the other websites. Of course, that leads to a lot of alternative ideas for new projects.πŸ™„πŸ˜€
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    Martin555
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    Hopefully you can get back to it soon Peejay.

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    If it looks right it probably is.
    Peejay
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    I used slower CA to tack the planks of my Chris Craft to the bulkheads. The further sealing will come before she is sanded, as well as when she is glassed.

    Unfortunately, the project has been delayed a couple of years due to giving up workspace to help family members store things while changing homes, and then back surgery that has kept me from cleaning out a new work space. The good news is that the project has remained in place for two years with no evidence of degradation.
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    So many ships . . . and so little time . . .
    mistyoptic
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    Ian, I have used the gorilla foaming glue in the past purposefully to expand into gaps when building model aircraft, but the Gorilla I am using now is a straightforward glue, with and initial fairly short set time and a curing time of 24 hours.
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    Ianh
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    It's amazing the different glues available round the world.
    I know only one place that keeps good old fashioned Araldite.
    Titebond I can't find at all.
    Remember using Aerolite which I can't find today.
    Many glues are marked waterproof but my advice is read the TDS as most cannot be submerged.
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