All ingredients in Gator's Grip Hobby Glue meet the ACMI's standards for the Approved Product Seal. The new AP (Approved Product) Seal, with or without
Performance Certification, identifies art materials that are safe and that are certified in a toxicological evaluation by a medical expert to contain no materials in
sufficient quantities to be toxic or injurious to humans, including children, or to cause acute or chronic health problems. This seal is currently replacing the previous
non-toxic seals: CP (Certified Product), AP (Approved Product), and HL Health Label (Non-Toxic) over a 10-year phase-in period. Such products are certified by
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qualities, and color developed by ACMI and others through recognized standards organizations, such as the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). Some products cannot attain this performance certification because no quality standard currently exists for certain
types of products.
Has this ever happened to you? You go to attach
a part with CA or superglue and it sticks to
everything but what you need it too. Or, you go to
place the part and it ends up slightly off the mark,
leaving a gooey mess if it hasn't dried yet?
You're not alone. Being a ship modeler, I wanted
to add photo-etch to my models but never could
get the hang of using CA glue. So I hit the ol'
interweb to see what other modelers were using
to solve the problem. I found many solutions but
nothing as strong a CA. That's when I remember
that I was taught how to make a water-based
glue as an art major in college. It was non-toxic,
which was great for me with a new baby and pets
at home and it was extremely strong.
So, back to the interweb I went to find my ingredients. After
mixing up a batch I tried it out. The drying time was right, the
same as PVA or school glue, and it dried clear. Then came
the big test, how strong was the bond? Come to find out it
was plenty strong. Stronger than CA and more flexible than
PVA. I had a hit on my hands. Now what to call it. With
"Gator" being my nickname, I called it "Gator Glue". Perfect!
Only one problem with that name, there was a glue for wood
flooring with the same name. That's when my good friend Saul
Garcia suggested "Gator's Grip". Living in gator country, I
knew how strong a gator's hold on prey is, so the name was
perfect. Gator's Grip Hobby Glue was born!
Gator's Grip Original Blend is $5.00 a bottle. If you would like
to buy a bottle, please email me.
Please include your COMPLETE mailing address in the email
so I can calculate your shipping cost.
Gator's Grip Thin Blend is $5.00 a bottle. If you would like to
buy a bottle, please email me.
Please include your mailing address in the email so I can
calculate your shipping cost.