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Superglue

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Askwhy, Sep 4, 2020.

  1. Askwhy

    Askwhy Tele-Meister

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    Why fill the small tubes so full that when you pierce the seal with the included dropper, SUPERGLUE comes spewing out the applicator? I would gladly take a little less value for my money in terms of product included for a bit more control. First world rant of the day.
     
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    I usually massage the tube a bit to get any dents out to try to minimize pressure, or throw it in the freezer for a bit to try to minimize pressure, not sure if either of these actually do anything, but it keeps me thinking... ;)
     
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  3. 24 track

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    do not , I repeat do not use a hot air gun to speed dry superglue!

    it will fume and glue you eyeball to your Eye lids ( facts from my stupid pet tricks!):D:D:D:D:D:D

    or worse contacts to your eyeballs!
     
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    I played warhammer 40k when I was 10 years old. I couldn't afford anything but the $1 tube of super glue after spending my paper route money on the models.

    So I distinctly remember popping open one tube while my mouth was open and shooting super glue at my front teeth.

    It was disgusting and I always opened those stupid things pointed at cardboard or the trash can forever after.

    As an adult, I buy the better glue in bottles. They're unintentionally projectile weapons, and I dont want things glued to my walls...
     
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    Loctite brand, comes in an applicator bottle.
     
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  6. Askwhy

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    Yes i understand there are better options. What i don't understand is how, in the age where a simple stepladder has a four paragraph warning label, any product is allowed that spews a toxic substance when opened as directed. Lol
     
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    As a child gluing models in my pajamas I learned to understand how horrible a misplaced drop of glue can change your whole belief system.
     
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    schmee Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    I buy the hobby shop stuff in little bottles. Not near as bad, but you do have to to watch it come down the nozzle and be careful. haven't bought a small tube in probably a decade.
     
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    Most of the stuff that you buy at stores is not real good, no telling how old it is, and CA does have a shelf life. The thin CA can be dangerous to work with as it will bond skin instantly.
    We use CA in our trade all the time, I have thin, medium and thick, all have different uses.

    For musical instrument finish repairs check out GluBoost, awesome stuff and they have an accerator / kicker that doesn't make the CA blush or bubble.
     
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    In high school we superglued a quarter to the floor in the hall and watched everyone try to pick it up. A teacher saw it and said, “Ooh, I can take this to the casino!” We were all sitting lining the hall and doing our best not to crack up. She knew we did it and said, “Ok! Who did it?!” Nobody spilled the beans and we got away with one. Strength in numbers!
     
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    Just don’t squeeze the tube when poking it - duh.
     
  12. Peegoo

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    Keep your unopened CA in the fridge. It lasts longer and the colder temp depressurizes it.

    If it's the little metal tubes you're complaining about, hold the tube vertically with the spout upward and flick it with a finger of your other hand, a' la the doc knocking all the air bubbles to the top of a hypo prior to sticking you with it.

    After you've flicked it, keep it upright...screw the spout on *with the cap on the spout*. Keep holding it vertically and slowly unscrew the cap.
     
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    What super glues does best is gluing itself in the tube. 2nd best is gluing all your fingers together. 3rd best is gluing everything other than what you want it to glue.

    What would we do without it?
     
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  14. Askwhy

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    :rolleyes: Wow, thanks! I didn't, that's the point.
     
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    :lol::lol:
     
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    Hobby shop bottled Superglue like @schmee said. Lasts forever and no need to refrigerate.
     
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    I call it a finger glue
     
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    Everyone knows you are supposed to johnnybag the superglue.

     
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    I got a 2.5 ounce bottle of Stick Fast CA Thin from Woodcraft. I managed to use it as intended on screw holes in soft wood. A couple months later after carefully keeping it sealed it is now a semi solid mass.

    Super Glue is useful, very useful, but it is problematic.

    I will keep future purchases in the fridge from now on. Thanks for the tip Pegoo.
     
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