"I think this whenever I see the "refrigeration" storage method, as it
applies to glue, coffee beans, whatever.
Most think this is all there is to it, but you have to consider that,
whenever you take that item out of the refrigerator, it is a magnet for
water in the air and will absorb it until its temperature reaches
equilibrium with the surrounding environment. Water in your superglue,
water in your beans, its all bad and it all accelerates the degradation
process possibly even more than letting it sit on the shelf. Plus if
you use as many beans as I do per cuppa joe, there just aint no sense
it unless you're buying the 50lb. econopak direct from colombia.
So if you are going to use this method remember that and don't take it
out of its (airtight) bag until it has set for awhile at the working
Good point about the potential of condensation that might cause a
problem with the super glue.
I do know that I store the super glue in a closed container with
dessicant. The glue is removed from the jar, used, and replaced in the
jar again in a very short time so it is exposed to any moisture for a
very short time.
The contact cement I have seems to solidify even when there is solvent
still in the can...very curious since I thought contact cement was a
solvent evaporation process.