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Offline alkaline

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The best glue for teak
« on: October 10, 2014, 05:38 AM »
Hi friends.
I need a really good glue for teak solid wood, will be exposed to external influences and temperatures +/- 40.00 degrees Celsius (104.00 Fahrenheit).
I am looking for a two-component, epoxy, alkaline product.
Many thanks to all.


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Offline bruegf

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Re: The best glue for teak
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2014, 06:39 AM »
WEST system epoxy.  I've used it on teak for boat applications with excellent results.
Fred

Offline Festoolfootstool

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Re: The best glue for teak
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2014, 06:42 AM »
use any good wood glue wipe joints with meths before applying glue (removes oil from surface to be glued)
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Offline alkaline

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Re: The best glue for teak
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2014, 03:01 AM »
Many thanks to you both.


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Offline Kevin D.

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Re: The best glue for teak
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2014, 08:52 AM »
Contact West Systems and explain exactly in what application you are using the teak.  They have multiple products in their line and some are more suitable than others.  If wood movement is a concern for example, their GFlex product is far better than their most commonly sold 105 line.  Basically has the same strength as their regular stuff, but has 32 times the ability to stretch to handle movement.

http://www.westsystem.com/ss/g-flex-epoxy/

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EDIT:  Just noticed you are in Slovakia.  They do distribute into Europe via England and there is a retailer listed in Hungary but sometimes those kinds of "where to buy" things are inaccurate and there may be somewhere closer.  If calling their England tech support is not an option, they will take email requests of course.  Good Luck!

West Systems is a very good company with great products and with very good technical support imo.  They've been at it a long time and its all they do....epoxies!
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Offline jacko9

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Re: The best glue for teak
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2014, 02:22 PM »
I've used the West Systems GFlex epoxy with excellent results on Teak, Rosewood and Ipe.  I have also had good results with Titebond III.  With either system I clean the surfaces before bonding with Acetone to remove the natural oils of the wood from the surface.

Jack

Offline alkaline

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Re: The best glue for teak
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2014, 05:24 PM »
Once again thank you all for your help. G-flex is excellent. I also tried Titebond III. For large areas, it's fine, but this can only epoxy.


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