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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:49 am 
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Just got a new bottle of titebond, and was confused with the code for dating it looked like it had changed.
Checked on the net, sure enough, found this post

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PSA: Titebond has started using a new date code on its glues as of Jan 1, 2019.

First letter is location of manufacture code

Next two numbers are year: 19 is 2019 (old code was using single digit for year)

Next two numbers after that are month code.

Most of you probably could have cracked this secret code on your own: this post is for the few that
might not have.

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I always applied a piece of tape with the date that I purchased the bottle.... Tossed it when it was a year old.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:23 am 
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I use the date of manufacture, write it on the bottle, and don't use it for critical joints after a year from that date.
For non-lutherie purposes like jigs and outside molds stop when empty or if it goes "funny" laughing6-hehe

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:41 am 
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I mean how hard would it be to just write, July 27th 2019.


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jfmckenna wrote:
I mean how hard would it be to just write, July 27th 2019.


No kidding, duh!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:16 pm 
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jfmckenna wrote:
I mean how hard would it be to just write, July 27th 2019.



But then what would they do with all the old bottles of glue? For non critical applications old glue still works fine, as long as it hasn't gone funky. If everyone knows the bottles are dated they might attach some significance to that rather than just grabbing the first bottle off the shelf.
I'm just glad they do put a "born on date" code on the bottle for those of us that want to know that.


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Thanks Colin. I had been trying to date a new gallon of TB3 this spring, and after several emails to Franklin, with no responses, I gave up.

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Clay S. wrote:
jfmckenna wrote:
I mean how hard would it be to just write, July 27th 2019.



But then what would they do with all the old bottles of glue? For non critical applications old glue still works fine, as long as it hasn't gone funky. If everyone knows the bottles are dated they might attach some significance to that rather than just grabbing the first bottle off the shelf.
I'm just glad they do put a "born on date" code on the bottle for those of us that want to know that.


Ah I see. You have to be in the know. Kind of like reaching for the milk bottle all the way in the back. Smart grocers would know to but the new ones up front :D


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I removed yet another titebond creeped bridge in the past couple days. They come through often enough. Amazing how they can slide!


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:24 pm 
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I had my wife pick up a 16 oz. bottle of titebond for me from Home Depot (this old hermit hates to leave the hollow). When I looked it over I didn't see any date code printed on it. One article I read said if your retailer removes the code, to buy it elsewhere. Is the code easily removed? The bottle didn't appear to have any inner seal and had glue up in the tip. I usually buy the gallon so I don't know if this is normal or not. The glue appeared useable, but not particularly fresh. Has anyone else run into bottles with no date code?


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