Poly Glue Setup Time


I am working with poly glue for the first time. I have a great many parts to assemble and do not have many clamps. What is the minimum amount of time I can remove the clamps from 2 pieces so I can reuse the clamps and assemble 2 more pieces. After the clamps are removed the assembled pieces would not be under any stress for about a week. Thanks for any and all help.
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Hi Mike,
I have used poly off 'n on for about 5 years - mostly on exterior type projects, but sometimes where I thought it would hold a little better than 'old yeller'.
I think the poly sets up a little faster. When you see it starting to foam, that's a good indication that you have very little (if any) free time left.
Unless it's a water resistant application, I try to stick to yellow. Trying to get poly stains off your hands is a real 'bear' (gorilla?) also.
Sometimes a brad is as good as a clamp 'till the glue sets'. After 30 minutes or so with yellow/poly, you should be able to move on - if you can shoot it with an 18 ga. after initial clamping.
What are you buildin'?
Lou

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That is good news. I was leaving the clamps on overnight so I was not producing much. I am building boxes that wil be used by a camp. The boxes will be outside for about 5 weeks each summer. Thought it best to use the poly.
It is not a paying job as I am retired. I have volunteered to do this for the camp which is also a volunteer organization. Thanks all for your help.
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depends on the moisture level and the temp. if your about 60 I would say about 3 hours. feel the foam and when it is not sticky it should be fine.
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