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Monday, 10 September 2012

Storing SuperGlue (CA glue) & Helpful Tips

CA Glue, super glue

Have you ever used Superglue? You may have had problems with the tip clogging with dried glue or the glue turning to gel? Or do you want to use it, but you're intimidated by the thought of gluing your hand to your face, or your forhead to the table. Well in this post we hope to help you with solving some of these issues and putting some of those fears to rest.

We carry the brand Speed glue. It comes in Thin (pink label), Medium (green label-also a gap filler), and Thick (yellow label). The main differences in these is the drying time of each, its viscosity and application uses.

We also carry High Speed which is an accelorator to speed curing time and Speed Reverse which is a debonder, that is to seperate you from your project in case of that occasional mishap.


Tips to Remember:

  • Cut the tip of the glue spout at an angle, this helps prevents clogging and gives you a guide to help control application. If the tip does clog try cutting below the clog again at an angle.
  • Take your time. Dry fit the part you are gluing to make sure you know how it fits together. You only have between 2 and 15 seconds depending on the viscocity of your glue, so you want to make sure to get it right the first time!
  • When using the Medium Viscosity as a gap filler, let the glue set (depending on how much you use depends on the curing time) then you can sand it to make it flush with your piece. If you use the accelorator you can sand almost immediatly
  • You can store the glue in the door of your fridge (just make sure you keep in in the original safety bottle to prevent children from getting it). This will help extend the life of your super glue up to six months.

Remember a little goes a long way, using a toothpick to apply to small areas will minimize oozing, Never use Superglue on clear parts, it will cloud. If you happen to glue your skin you can use Debonder.

Tell us your helpful hint you have learned.....

If you have any additional questions please email us at hobbywest@shaw.ca or call us at 1-877-525-5785 (toll free in Canada and the USA).