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Power Grab Construction Adhesive

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After reading someone's positive comments on this stuff I decided to give it a try on current job...new laminate countertops and backsplashes in an older home.


 When I removed the old splashes, prior contact glue pulled a lot of sheetrock paper and left some pretty rough surfaces, so thought I'd give it a try on cove metal and new splashes. It's latex based and guns on a little thicker than toothpaste...way easier to control than solvent based (PL, etc.)


They aren't kidding, it has amazing initial tack, but is reposition-able. Put a bead on the cove metal and pushed in onto wall... stuck, and I mean stuck...even followed contours of  a wobbley wall!  I was able to slide it some into position. Gunned a bead right above metal and one at top of splash, then an up and down heart rate bead between 'em. Pushed splash into metal and onto wall...done. In the past I've sometimes stuck a nail  or two in metal or propped splashes till adhesive set...not needed here.


Anyway, long story short...this stuff works and guns great, not to spendy ($3 @ Lowes), will use again. My only fear is that it won't stay stuck over the long haul. No reason to beleive it won't, just no long term experience.


Any other experience or comments?


 


http://www.loctiteproducts.com/products/detail.asp?catid=45&subid=113&plid=482


 


 



PJ


Everything will be okay in the end.  If it's not okay, it's not the end. 


Edited 4/27/2005 10:31 pm ET by Peter J

 

Everything will be okay in the end.  If it's not okay, it's not the end. 

(post #123184, reply #1 of 17)

Hey Peter:


I have yused this stuff for stickin down prefinished millwork trim (base, crown, etc) and Ii really like it because it is white, cleans up with water,and is way easier to deal wiht than PL Premium, which is the stickiest stuff around. No long-term experience with it either, though.


 


regards


Andy

(post #123184, reply #2 of 17)

same here--I like the stuff--I don't think anyone has long term exp. the stuff has only been out a year or so.

I used it on some ply wainscoting and it was a dream--got it on top of the base pressed it into the dado and moved on to the next piece.

worked well on the in and out wall with the chair rail too--I find it at Menards around here going about 2.65 a tube--goes a long way to cause you don't have to use as much--or so it seems.

two thumbs up here. Mike

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(post #123184, reply #3 of 17)

Locktite makes good stuff.


Joe H

(post #123184, reply #4 of 17)

I used it to adhere some trim to both brick (Coarse face) and Sheetrock when i trimmed the brick wall behind my woodstove.  That was ~ 2.5 years ago.  Still holding just fine.   I realize this isn't a long term test but it has been longer than anyone else posting (or so it seems) and it has held up just fine.  I glued to the drywall on the ceiling to trim the brick-ceiling joint, so it is under constant pull (versus a baseboard) and it hasn't fallen or started to sag yet . . . .

(post #123184, reply #5 of 17)

The strong initial tack is a great feature. I used it just yesterday to install crown molding. It can be like having a third hand. Small pieces of trim stay stuck to the wall while I reach for the nailgun. In some cases the PowerGrab can hold one end of a piece of trim while I hold and nail the other end--very handy when working alone.

Strong initial tack, repositionable, white, water cleanup...what's not to like.

(post #123184, reply #6 of 17)

Hey, I have a new trick up my sleeve...thanks to you all for turning me on to this stuff and the positive feedback... haven't seen it in Home Despot...but I'll find some.


regards,


silver

(post #123184, reply #7 of 17)

Peter,

I also wanted to add:

No odor and obviously a "greener" product.

(post #123184, reply #8 of 17)

two questions:


1)I started  using PL as a result of a thread on BT where someone recommended its use on melamine.  Indeed it was terrific, albeit incredibly sticky to EVERYTHING it touched;  will this Power Grab work on melamine in the same way?


2) Does this work with exterior applications?


Thanks for the heads up!!


 

(post #123184, reply #10 of 17)

Hiya unTreated,  there is an exterior grade, I think it was a buck or so more. Don't see any reason that it wouldn't replace PL in most applications. Give it a try, I bet you'll like it, dosen't have the stringy "tails" as you pull your gun away...less like goo and more like toothpaste.


You know, if you're doing melamine casework, there is a product called Roo Clear, made by Roo Glue that's specifically intended for the stuff. Works good, get waste and over ooze off your work while wet...much easier. I keep a damp rag handy during assembly.


http://www.rooglue.com/index.html


Go stick something!



PJ


Everything will be okay in the end.  If it's not okay, it's not the end. 


Edited 5/3/2005 2:52 pm ET by Peter J

 

Everything will be okay in the end.  If it's not okay, it's not the end. 

(post #123184, reply #11 of 17)

Hey Peter,


Thanks for the heads up.  I remember trying to find that at one point.  I'll have to look again.  I completely forgot about it once I started using PL.  Thanks.

(post #123184, reply #12 of 17)

I want to get my hands on some power grab construction adhesive, I like PL premium but this sounds even better...but I can't find a local supplier...do you have a link??


thanks,


silver

(post #123184, reply #13 of 17)

Well, I've bought it at The Borg and Lowes. Googled "power grab adhesive" and looks like ACE Hardware carries it, along with others...take your pick.


PJ


Everything will be okay in the end.  If it's not okay, it's not the end. 

 

Everything will be okay in the end.  If it's not okay, it's not the end. 

(post #123184, reply #14 of 17)

Thanks Peter J...what is the Borg???


We don't have a Lowes or an Ace hardware here in northwestern Ontario so I may have to


drive across the border to get some.


cheers,


silver

(post #123184, reply #15 of 17)

It might be sold under the LePages name in Canada.

http://www.lepageproducts.com/

Or under the Locktite name, but with LePages products.

http://www.lepageproducts.com/detail.asp?PID=292

You might try CT

http://www.loctiteproducts.com/where.asp

Borg - any mass or warehouse type of store, HD, Lowes, Wallmart.

. William the Geezer, the sequel to Billy the Kid - Shoe

(post #123184, reply #16 of 17)

Aha, Canada, looks like Bill's got you covered.


The Borg is a "Star Trek"  reference.  The Borg is collective society that flies around in a big cube-like spacecraft... particularly insidious to deal with.


Home Depot and the like were nicknamed Big Box stores at some point early on, and of  course, someone noted the similarity and extrapolated into "The Borg".


Interestingly, I think I first saw that here  on Breaktime many moons ago, and being a minor trekkie, I immediately caught the reference...seemed appropiate and funny!


Probably too much info, but you asked :) 


 


PJ


Everything will be okay in the end.  If it's not okay, it's not the end. 

 

Everything will be okay in the end.  If it's not okay, it's not the end. 

(post #123184, reply #17 of 17)

thanks for the info Bill and PeterJ.


I caught the startrek reference but had no idea...good to be enlightened...that's one of the reasons I'm here...I enjoy expanding my body of knowledge and filling in the blanks...guess you could say it's a hobby...didn't know I had time for one...cool


cheers,


silver

(post #123184, reply #9 of 17)

I discovered Power Grab when it came out (a year or so ago), and now don't use anything else for a whole bunch of remodeling and repair applications. There's a case of it riding in my truck.


Edited 5/4/2005 8:45 am ET by SteelBuddha