I was in the store tonight, they have
super Glue and the gel stuff. Is the
gel worth the extra cost?
Not a huge difference. But even so....
Christopher A. Young
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micky wrote: "I've never gotten anything to stick with super glue, not even"
Enlighten us, please do, with what you haven't gotten to stick? Plastics,
no problem here. Composites, no problem. Ceramics, porous, crazy
glue just gets sponged up.
On Thu, 5 Feb 2015 05:30:27 -0800 (PST), firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I gave up trying to use it a long time ago, so I don't think I can
recall. For ceramics I use white glue. It must have been non-porous
things. I thought I was using too much, so I used less, but that
didn't help. At least once I got it on my finger and touched another
finger with thta one, but they didn't stick togeher at all.
If the old formula was better, maybe I shoudl hunt for some I bought 20
years ago. grin.
Go to a hobby shop. I've had good luck with Jet and HotStuff:
There is a large selection of variants rather than the 1/8 ounce tube of
unknown provenance at the hardware store. R/C modellers tend to get very
pissed if their toys fall apart.
Patching your canoe? I haven't used it in ages but I always like the smell.
Of course that was probably a blend of 57 carcinogenic hydrocarbons that was
dissolving my brain.
Yeah, I like the smell too. Nothing that can make one high, I think,
before the lurkers go get some to sniiff it.
I figure it was just amber, or one ingredient,
I'm not sure we're talking about the same stuff. Yours is called
ambroid glue and mentions canoes. Mine is ambroid cement, but the logo
is the same: Ambroid in an oval, with an eagle atop the oval.
Mine is good because it dries very quickly, doesn't require mixing,
won't bend but sticks to almost anything, holds firm but not so firm the
two parts can't be broken apart when one wants to.
It never dires out in the tube if the cap is on. Originally, I bought
two large tubes at the hardware store in downtown Brooklyn, Myrtle and
something. They were all beat up, lots of dents. They had two cases of
about 24 tubes each, all of htem beat up. I bought two big tubes and
finished the second tube about 20 years later, still good as new.
When I went to the hobby store, it was expensive, so since I haven't
been gluing so much lately, I only bought a small tube, but it's the
same stuff, just as good.
No, not worth the extra cost for adhesion, but worth the extra cost to
keep the stuff fromrunning off and gpomg everywhere.
I talked once with the daughter of the inventor of superglue. She told me
that her father had to 'back off' the adhesion for customer safety. Too
many people were getting their fingers, etc glued together and rather than
apply acetone to break the adhesion, they'd simply pull their fingers
apart, which caused the epidermis to simply strip off and you ended up
with what felt like a broken blister - exposed LIVE skin. So,...the
attorney's convinced him to change the formula, dummying it down to the
slightly adhesive stuff you buy today, not the original stick your car to
the ceiling stuff.
I've heard that some medical people prefer
super glue for wound closure. I remember
getting stitches when I was a kid, and
I'd likely also prefer it.
Epoxy is good for bonding repairs. I've
used Gorilla Glue on occasion. Buy the
small container, it hardens while you
aren't using it, and it's better to throw
out small jar.
Christopher A. Young
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On 2/5/2015 4:08 PM, Stormin Mormon wrote:
> Christopher A. Young
> learn more about Jesus
> . www.lds.org
WEICON Contact Cyanoacrylate Adhesives should always be stored in a cool, dry and dark place.
The shelf life is at least 9 months if stored at room temperature (+18°C - +25°C).
If stored at +5°C (e.g. in a refrigerator), the shelf life can be extended to 12 months.
By freezing down to -20°C the adhesives can be stored for a nearly unlimited period.
However, they must then be brought to room temperature prior to use.
Gorilla glue with me has lasted longer than super glue but it is a poly
isocyanate and may not last as long as epoxy. Moisture causes
polymerization and they sell it in an HDPE squeeze bottle which is one
of the worst plastics they could use as moisture will permeate it.
Brand is confusing in recent years as they sell other glues under the
I don't see an expiration date on my bottle of Gorilla glue but I'd
guess that even an unopened bottle would harden within a few years.
Two part epoxies can last for decades.
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