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Can you match custom colors?
Yes we can. Send us a sample of whatever material you need matched, and we will match it as quickly as you need. Of course, don't forget about the time it takes to send and receive the sample. In any case, we will work with you to accomplish what you need. Just call or e-mail us at
sales@GlueBoss.com or call us!
What is the difference between StoneBond and SeamPro?
SeamPro was formulated to be a second generation adhesive to bond well to not only traditional acrylic materials, but also to quartz, stone, ceramic and more. SeamPro is a little more than a traditional solid surfacing adhesive in this way because it sticks better to hard surfaces than all of the other competition. StoneBond took it up another notch, answering to the stone guys out there. While StoneBond also sticks to all solid surfaces, it was really designed for the hard surface industry, hence the name. StoneBond is a 4th generation adhesive the has exceptional bonding strength for even the hardest-to-bond-to materials like Stone, Quartz, Sintered Stone, Porcelain, and even Glass! StoneBond has a different thixotropic index than SeamPro. SeamPro has a traditional viscosity and thix index, while StoneBond is a non-sag, dripless adhesive, much like a knife grade adhesive in a cartridge!
What is the Thixotropic index and how does that work and does this make it more difficult to dispense?
The Thixotropic (thix) index is one of the two flowing characteristics we measure. The thix index measures the cling ability of the adhesive. The viscosity measures the resistance of the liquid. An example would be spray whip cream. The thix index is high and as you know it clings, but the viscosity resistance is very low so it is not as viscous. So to answer the second question, StoneBond is actually as easy to dispense as SeamPro and most likely easier to dispense than the competitive brands making it easier on the fabricator resulting in less waist and less arm fatigue!
Can we use StoneBond to mount sink clips or should we use ClipBoss?
Some fabricators use solid surface glues to mount clips and even rods. While StoneBond would perform better than a traditional solid surface glue, the truth is that this really is not a good idea in that none of the adhesives mentioned have metal bonders in them. ClipBoss does and is a 5th generation structural adhesive! ClipBoss is the strongest clip and rodding adhesive on the market. With metal bonding power easily in the 3500 psi range, it sometimes even breaks the steel when we do pull tests!
Can I use StoneBond outside in the sun and cold?
StoneBond is the most stable UV resistant acrylic adhesive on the market. It can be used in most outdoor applications, but we recommend, for white, high intensity sun and heat applications, like in southern Florida, or Arizona, to use Tenax Glax adhesive. Next to Tenax's Glax, StoneBond is the second best choice on the market today as it is the most color stable acrylic. In regards to the cold, because StoneBond had a special rubber component (it still gets hard like other adhesives), it is not as brittle as the other acrylic adhesives on the market. This means that StoneBond can handle thermal expansion and contraction better than any other acrylics on the market today! StoneBond does not have any loss of adhesive properties if exposed to freezing temperatures. If you leave it in the van overnight and the temperature freezes, no problem, just warm the adhesive up above 65 degrees and start gluing!
Does StoneBond stick to Sintered stone?
Yes, and better than any other acrylic on the market today. Coupled with its color stability, strength, speed of curing, StoneBond is the best adhesive on the market for sintered stone. However, for greatest strength, we recommend using BondBond as an adhesion promoter (NOT an accelerator) for hard -to-bond-to products like sintered stone, porcelain, and even glass!
I heard that StoneBond can bond to moist stone!
StoneBond will bond to moist stone when used with BondBond as an adhesive promoter. BondBond, when used with StoneBond, SeamBoss or SeamPro, will tie up the water molecules allowing the adhesive to stick to the stone. This allows fabricators to stop torching and start gluing much faster. Just make the stone dry to the touch by blowing off, wipe the edges to be glued with BondBond, and start gluing!
I keep hearing about BondBond. What makes BondBond work and how do I use it?
BondBond is an adhesion promoter. Use it just like you would denatured alcohol to clean your gluing surfaces. BondBond is dual purpose and is more than denatured alcohol, but should be used like it. BondBond has special additives that, when wiped on, it not only cleans the surface, it leaves an invisible film that promotes adhesion to moist and hard-to-bon-to surfaces. After you cut your material, move it from the wet saw to the fabrication table, spray off the silt, squeegee and blow off the standing water, clean the edges to be mitered or seamed with BondBond and start gluing. Put the propane torch away, you don't need it anymore!
Can I use SeamPro on quartz and stone?
Absolutely! SeamPro was designed and formulated to stick to stone and quartz, so you can use it in your whole shop. SeamPro is a second generation glue with, next to StoneBond, the newest, most complete formulation for the surfacing industry. SeamPro is also designed and formulated to bond to polyesters.
What is the gel time for SeamPro?
SeamPro has a gel time between 10-13 min and a fixture time of around 22-25 min. which is slightly faster than most of the other major brands.
The white adhesives I have been using are usually slower than the other colors. Is yours the same?
No, we have a newer formulation than the rest and have ingredients that were not around 15-20 years ago when the other competitive brands were formulated. Our whites cure at the same rates as our other colors so you will be able to speed up your production with UV stable whites when using SeamPro or StoneBond!
Is SeamPro or StoneBond faster?
They are about the same. We slowed StoneBond down slightly so you can trim the adhesive, or derope it, when it is at a rubbery state of curing without pulling it out of the joint. This feature with StoneBond is a great time saving feature for installers.
What is the shelf Life of GlueBoss acrylic adhesives?
Acrylic adhesives stored at room temperature 70F (21C) to 75F (24C) will have a shelf life of approximately 18 months. Acrylic adhesives stored at 50F (10C) or less will have a shelf life of approximately 3 to 4 years. Acrylic adhesives stored at temperatures of of 90F (32C) or more will have a shelf life of 1 year or less.
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