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Super glue vs epoxy

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by zazz, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. zazz


    Feb 27, 2004
    Just wondering if this was true ...my luthier says super glue is harder wearing and doesn't flake off like epoxy ....not sure if he is saying it just because he has a big tub of super glue and no epoxy to hand??
  2. tabdog


    Feb 9, 2011
    My girlfriend broke up with me 34 years ago.
    I got drunk and smashed my six string acoustic
    on the floor.

    The next night I was so sad I broke my guitar
    that I got drunk and glued it back together with
    10 Minute Epoxy.

    34 years of use and it plays and sounds better
    than ever, and it ain't flaked a bit,


    What do you think?

  3. Slowgypsy

    Slowgypsy 4 Fretless Strings

    Dec 12, 2006
    NY & MA
    I've found cyanoacrylate (super glue) to be a tad more brittle, and perhaps a bit more resistant to abrasion than most common epoxies. But I have found epoxy to be quite tenacious in adhering to a clean surface. They both have their strengths.
  4. exltd001


    Sep 12, 2012
    Super Glue is prefered, because it is more resistant to abrasion and it also gives a nicer finish than epoxy, because it soaks into the wood better and is clearer. The super glue also gives a tad brighter sound wich works much better with flats.
  5. F-Clef-Jef


    Nov 13, 2006
    Neenah, WI
    Which glue sounds better with roundwounds???

    Can I use epoxy if I play bugsplat-grindcore-booger-metal?

  6. brentonkim


    Mar 10, 2009

    that wear looks amazing.
  7. zazz


    Feb 27, 2004
    Good to hear....thanks!
  8. Jaco who?

    Jaco who?

    May 20, 2008
    What do you want to use it for? Seems like an obvious question. Guess not. Not on talk bass, anyway.
  9. zazz


    Feb 27, 2004
    I have a 2 band 90s rosewood fretted stingray..... Ideally I would like to convert to unlined ebony but its a lot cheaper to do the superglue thing.... I was just wondering if this would be a good compromise.

    Also I want to use round wounds and I don't want to be hassled too much with recoating all the time.