Superglue is cherished the world over for its ability to get you out of a sticky spot. Everyone knows it dries quickly, but just how quickly does superglue dry?
Let’s have a look and also look if there is any difference between the big brands when it comes to drying time.
Superglue Drying Time
On average superglues take 10-40 seconds to set. They do not fully cure and reach full strength for around 24 hours.
So there are the averages, but all brands are different. Because of this, I have broken it down by brand below for you.
Loctite Pro Super Glue
Loctite® Super Glue Professional has proven superior performance over ordinary super glues. It works faster and holds stronger on more surfaces than ordinary instant adhesives thanks to a patented additive.
The liquid formula works well on a variety of porous and non-porous surfaces and close-fitting repairs
Sets in 5-45 seconds. Fully cured in 12-24 hours.
Gorilla Super Glue
Gorilla Super Glue is formulated for increased impact resistance to handle bumps and drops. Called impact-Tough™ because the reliable bond stands up to wear and tear.
In addition to Gorilla Super Glue’s high-performance cyanoacrylate formula, it has an added anti-clog cap with a metal pin inside ensuring an airtight seal for maximum reusability.
Sets in 10-45 seconds. Fully cured in 24 hours.
Everbuild Industrial Superglue
Medium viscosity formula fills gaps to 0.1mm. For use on perfect fit surfaces where a fast set is required. Bonds non porous surfaces eg most plastics, metals, glass, PVCu, rubber and EPDM.
- Rubber to rubber 2-20 seconds
- Plastic to plastic 5-60 seconds
- Metal to metal 10-60 seconds
Full cure time not provided.
Stick2 All-Purpose Superglue
Everbuild STICK2® All Purpose Superglue is a medium viscosity high strength cyanoacrylate adhesive. Fills gaps up to 0.1mm and is perfect where a fast set is required. Bonds non-porous surfaces.
sets in 30-60 seconds. Full cure time not provided.
Roket Hot Super-Thin Penetrating Superglue
Super-thin, fast, penetrating adhesive.
Sets in 1-5 seconds. Full cure time not provided.
UHU Liquid Super Glue
Ultra-fast and extra strong liquid super glue. Reaches smallest corners and joints.
Sets in 5-60 seconds. Full cure in 24 hours.
UHU Gel Super Glue
Extra strong and fast, temporarily adjustable super glue in gel format for a non-drip and clean application. Ideal for porous materials and vertical surfaces. Dishwasher proof and water-resistant.
Sets in 10-60 seconds. Full cure in 24 hours.
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