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Loctite PL FastGrab

Postby bobwhite215 » Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:41 pm

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Anybody have any experience with this stuff? Bought a tube to glue up some side boards for my floor. It was horrible. Hardly could get it to come out of the tube (and yes, I punctured the seal). Had to squeeze so hard on the caulk gum my hand hurt. And what did come out was like hard little worms that just didn't want to spread out when the boards were brought together.

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Re: Loctite PL FastGrab

Postby dales133 » Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:44 pm

I think kcstudly used this extensivly.
Polyurethane adhesives a notorious for being hard to use in cold condirions,ive had the same problem with sikaflex.
Try storing it somewhere warm before use
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Re: Loctite PL FastGrab

Postby MtnDon » Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:46 pm

Yes, it is easier to use when warm. It also helps to have a better quality gun, one that has a mechanism that multiplies the force (but takes more squeezes to do the same amount of adhesive.). Freshness also makes a difference. I only buy it from high volume dealers and do not keep much on hand.
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Re: Loctite PL FastGrab

Postby Tomterrific » Thu Nov 10, 2016 1:05 pm

I used 8x but I don't know if it was labeled fast grab. I didn't have any problems but it was summer and warm. I did notice the 8x is a little thicker than 3x.
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Re: Loctite PL FastGrab

Postby KCStudly » Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:13 pm

I don't remember if the stuff I used was "fast grab" but it was the premium label. I don't just puncture the seal once, I do several and try to do them in a circle (if you look in the cut off nozzle tip you can see the foil). Then when I first squeeze some out I check to see if a piece of the foil comes adrift and pluck it out (with disposable rubber gloves or a rag). Sometimes it comes out, sometimes it stays in, but there is never a question that the seal has been well broken.

I also tend to cut the tip at least 1/4 inch. If I want a thinner application I use a small notched trowel I made from those fake credit cards you get as junk mail (or an old credit/healthcare card).

I haven't ever used it in really cold weather, but when I have used it it is about the consistency of creamy peanut butter, perhaps a little looser, not quite mayonnaise.
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Re: Loctite PL FastGrab

Postby dales133 » Thu Nov 10, 2016 3:01 pm

That re.oving the foils a good tip i do it also.
Makes a big difference
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Re: Loctite PL FastGrab

Postby Kelly'sTear » Sat Nov 12, 2016 12:36 pm

The fast grab was terrible. Had to cut open the tube to get it out and was impossible to spread. I switched to the PL Premium and it was much easier to use.

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Re: Loctite PL FastGrab

Postby toconnor602 » Fri Nov 25, 2016 4:26 pm

same issue here. i used some of the 3x and it works great. bought some of the 8X because it was on sale at Ace for $1.75 and i about broke my hand trying to squeeze it out...never again.
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