Gorilla Glue vs Super Glue (Which is Best for What?)

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When it comes to which is best out of Gorilla Glue vs Super Glue it is a tightly fought contest.

Firstly though there are a few questions we need to ask.

Once you have figured out which features of the glue suit your particular needs you can ensure that you choose the right glue for the job.

What are the surfaces I am trying to glue together?

  • Gorilla glue is great for porous surfaces. To achieve this though it is best to clamp the surfaces together with high pressure.
  • Super glue is ideal for vertical surfaces.
gorilla glue vs super glue
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How long can I wait for the glue to cure?

For gorilla glue to reach maximum bond time, it will take 24 hours. However, it will be reasonably well cured in 1 – 2 hours.

Loctite Super glue will begin getting sticky in 10-20 seconds and would have formed an initial bond in around 10 minutes but also takes 24 hours to fully cure.

What temperatures can these glues operate within?

  • Gorilla glue has a service temperature of -40°F (-40°C) to 200°F (93°C).
  • Super glue has a range of around  50°F (10°C)  to 180°F (82°C)

Does it need to be waterproof?

Gorilla glue is water proof.

Super glue is moisture resistant and conforms to EN204 D3 Water Resistance Standard

Gorilla Glue

  • Incredibly strong and versatile; The leading multi-purpose waterproof glue
  • Best for tough repairs on dissimilar surfaces, both indoors and out
  • 100% Waterproof; Doesn’t break down when exposed to outdoor elements

Super Glue


  • Use for repairing figurines, costume jewelry, cameras, toys, metal car parts, wiper blades, rubber seals and O-rings
  • Bonds leather, cork, paper, cardboard, wood, chipboard, fabric, metal, ceramic, rubber and hard plastics such as Plexiglas, polycarbonate, polystyrene and PVC
  • Ideal for vertical surfaces requiring flexibility

Where to buy these glues:

You can buy these either at your local hardware store, or online from places like Amazon.

Check prices on Gorilla Original Gorilla Glue.

Check prices on Loctite Liquid Professional Super Glue


Gorilla Glue Technical Specifications

Loctite Super Glue Technical Specifications


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