Best glue for Draftboard

draftboard

#1

I did do a forum search but strangely found no relevant hits. Does anyone have a recommendation for the best glue to use on Draftboard? It’s kind of porous so thin CA glues can soak in pretty fast and become ineffective.

My application is a bunch of really thin Draftboard cutouts that I want to glue on a second piece of Draftboard. They are being held in place right now in the cutout waste piece, on top of a piece of masking tape. So I want to apply the glue to all these thin bits then place the backer board on top, without it sticking to the cutout waste.

Any ideas?


#2

I would think that standard yellow wood glue would work well with Draftboard, given that it’s essentially MDF.


#3

I have a thick CA glue by Gorilla, that may work for you. Contact cement would work but initial position has to be perfect.


#4

I’ve been using the slower setting LocTite GO2. It’s got enough gel to it that I can move parts enough to align. It sets up well and holds, but I always use clamps.

I’ve done the regular wood glue to as @jbpa notes and it works just fine.


#5

As long as there is good surface area, thick CA has been working for me.


#6

I’ve been using CA glue. I have enough time to put it down, positions the part and wipe off excess before it sets (usually).
I think wood glue would also work (and probably give you a stronger bond). I haven’t tried it yet with Draftboard.


#7

I’m old school. I’ve been using Elmer’s rubber cement :relaxed:


#8

Titebond II wood glue has been working well for me…


#9

Yeah, I’ve been using wood glue with clamping too. The CAs I have here are too thin. :slightly_smiling_face:


#10

Thanks for the help everybody! I ended up gluing it with Gorilla brand wood glue (the yellow stuff). It’s drying now. I’ll eventually show you the project when it’s done.


#11

I love FastCap ca in the gell formula for all of the :proofgrade:


#12

Anything that needs gluing, I’ve glued with “Tacky Glue”. I don’t know how strong it is for this application, but nothing’s fallen apart yet.


#13

I’ve been using Bob Smith Industries Insta-cure+ which is gap-filling medium viscosity which works really well.

https://www.amazon.com/Insta-cure-filling-Bob-Smith-Ind/dp/B0000DD1QQ/ref=pd_ybh_a_32?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=9E29KR2KNPV8XMW1APAP


#14

I used the Ffastcap medium ca for my headphones, worked way better than the locktite brand ca glue I had been using before.


#15

I need to get a small of all the rest of the formulas. I think the gell will remain my favorite but yeah, different viscosity for different use cases.


#16

This is what I have been using:

http://www.dap.com/dap-products-ph/rapid-fuse-wood-adhesive/

It works really well. If the surfaces are pretty clean it will set almost too fast. When I have been too lazy clean, it will even glue charred wood pretty well.


#17

I see you have it resolved, but just to throw in my two cents… I use both a dab of fast setting CA and regular wood glue.


#18

So far I’ve just used plain old white glue for decorative stuff. It works fine for anything that’s not going to have much force applied. I’d probably use a good wood glue for anything structural.


#19

Does their wood glue expand in the presence of moisture? The original formula foams up in contact with water – blessing or bane, depending on the use case.


#20

The wood glue looks and acts like other wood glues you are used to, not like the foamy Gorilla glue.