Asked on Jul 07, 2016

Does Gorilla Glue dry clear?

by Chubby58
Can someone tell me if the brown gorilla glue dries clear? Thank you!
  10 answers
  • Beverly Beamon Beverly Beamon on Jul 08, 2016
    Chubby58, no it does not dry clear. It drys the color that it is. Tan If you are gluing something together make sure you have a damp to wet rag. to wipe off excess glue.
  • Kwe523 Kwe523 on Jul 08, 2016
    No, it dries an amber color, just as it looks when applied. From personal experience, think about if that will matter in the finished product. For a clear drying glue, the Gorilla glue wouldn't be my first choice if the glue can't be cleaned up adequately before the drying .
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jul 08, 2016
    There is a gorilla glue available that does dry clear.It says it on the container.
  • Angelina Angelina on Jul 08, 2016
    True it's not clear . What I don't like that it expands if you don't don't spread it on super thin.
  • Jeanne Morris Jeanne Morris on Jul 08, 2016
    No -- unfortunately I learned that the hard way!! It DOES hold super-strong and is useable on many different surfaces but it does NOT dry clear -- it dries a deep amber and if you don't make sure to spread it on very thin, you're stuck with a huge run-off b/c it seems to "grow"! (I haven't seen/tried it, but I have heard that there is a GG that does dry clear -- good luck)!!
  • Evelyn McMullen Evelyn McMullen on Jul 08, 2016
    Yes, it does but it expands greatly. Be careful how much you use. I glued the head back on a faux ivory statue, cannot see the mend.
  • Rose Brady Rose Brady on Jul 08, 2016
    no creamy
  • William William on Jul 09, 2016
    I hate Gorilla Glue! Tried their super glue and doesn't hold as good as Locktite. Gorilla Glue is a polyurethane based glue. Expands as it dries. Similar to the expandable insulation foam, but not as much. Supposed to be great for woodworking. I've tried it out and as a woodworker, I don't want to cleanup or scrape hardened foam off my projects. It does not dry clear either. The expanding properties may work on porous substrates, as it supposed to expand into the pores and create a bond. For my woodworking, I will use wood glue, for non porous projects - Locktite Super Glue, For exterior projects - E6000, and specific substrate adhesives.
  • Chubby58 Chubby58 on Jul 09, 2016
    Thanks William. I bought some E6000, and I think I will get a bottle of that Rhino Glue as well.
  • War2720694 War2720694 on Jul 27, 2017

    I just framed a large mirror and used white gorilla glue and noticed you can see some of the glue in the reflection. It says it cures in 24 hours, does that mean it will be clear or will it stay white? Also, if I need to take a piece of molding off how difficult will that be?