I remember reading a thread about gorilla glue (I think that was the
type of glue), but I can't find the thread.
I was wondering how to keep my tiny tubes of super glue from hardening
at the tip after it's first use? I was going to try the solution someone
mentioned in the gorilla glue thread, but can't remember exactly what
the solutions was... maybe put some oil on the tip of the applicator?
I'm not sure. Maybe it wouldn't work for super glue, but I was hoping
someone would have a solution.
You can't. That's why they sell it in little tubes :)
Oil won't work. It will help if you squeeze the tube to get as much air out
as possible before you cap it. Be sure to wipe off any squeeze out before
capping. I always keep unopened tubes in the fridge, sometimes opened ones
too, no idea if it helps but it makes me think I am doing something.
Simple--use a little acetone to clean the tip before storing (most nail
polish remover is acetone for OP around the house available). At most
you'll have a small-enough plug it's simple to remove.
I think it helps; I have a small prescription bottle of just about the
size that will hold two tubes; I've kept it usable even after opened for
well over a year--even that one surprised me as I recall thinking when
the need arose it was so old as to probably be useless but was just fine.
hmm I use it for broken finger nails, and don't really use much for each
application. So far I've been able to keep it viable longer this time
by making sure I store it upright. I just have to keep poking a long
needle down the tube to open it up all over again so I can use it when I
Wipe the excess off with a dab of acetone (nail polish remover) , screw
the cap on , and store it with the cap up . I have a bottle of the thicker
stuff with a push-release valve in the tip that's at least a couple of years
old , still good . A tube of the cheap stuff somewhere here on my
(cluttered) desk is still good after at least 6 months .
"Eastman 910" would be around the late 50s, early 60s. We used to get
it but it was very expensive in those days. "Super glue" showed up
after they lost patent protection and lots of people made it. These
days it is so cheap that I do not really worry about reusing a tube if
it plugs up. Places like Ace will have it in a drop bin, 6 on a card
for a buck on sale or a couple bucks everyday. There is not much in
those tubes but it is usually more than I need at any given time.
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