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Fluorescent Glue & Sandability7/5/13
First time poster here, and I'm looking for some advise. I'm a guitar maker and currently have an operation where I use the titebond fluorescent wood glue. We glue our binding/purfling strips on the edge of the guitar body with this glue so that we can glue check it under backlights before paint. We then sand the binding flush to the body and remove the extra glue with a large belt sander (using a 3M 920DZ 60 grit belt which has an anti loading coating on it). The problem we have is these glues become gummy when sanded and clog up the belts really quickly. I'm wondering if someone knows of a glue that gets "crispy" for lack of a better term? I'm thinking of maybe trying a cold press veneer glue and looking for a fluorescent additive? I know I'm not gluing veneers but maybe it will work?
I'm guessing that any PVA glue I use is going to stay gummy and clog belts :<
The body is wood to wood, and wood to vulcanized fiber (basically wood).
Worry no more and look no more.
Wilsonart Lokweld yellow wood glue is your answer. It contains flourescent dye for blacklight and gets crispy and does not gum up when sanded.
Its really good stuff.
I wonder if the guys at Stewart McDonald would be able to give you some good advice as well. Try them at www.stewmac.com. If they can't help you with glue data they sure as heck can help you with everything guitar!
Good luck and be sure to show us your work in the project gallery!
Matthew... What brand and model # of blacklight are you using. I am wanting to get a blacklight flashlight but i want one thats high quality. Not just one of the cheapies that Amazon sells from china.
Anyone else have a recomendation on a blacklight flashlight that works really good? Reading the reviews on Amazon is scary.