It's new to me .
If it does all that they claim then it will be a winner.
I use Loctite 406 ,but still have the problems with the nozzle blocking
and it going off in the bottle ,despite keeping it in the refridgerator.
Your procedure for keeping super glue is o.k. but try this out
1st. when finishing up with gluing.. look at the see thru nozzle to
see if any glue is stuck , by tapping the bottom of the glue bottle it
goes back into the bottle
2nd clean the tip I use wax paper
3rd replace cap
4th place in the butter section of the ice box up straight.
5th when you want to use it again it may take just a few seconds
longer about 10 seconds to dry but it will work
The big difference is it is "distilled" it's pure glue. I will be
selling this product in my industrial supply business within the next
few weeks. I'm pretty sure we will be getting a nice discount. For
those regulars in this newsgroup who would like to buy some, shoot me
an email and I will pass along my discounted cost to you. Our intention
is to buy in case lots often and store it in a fridge so that our
supply is always freash. (:>
Cyanoacrylate glue is catalyzed by water vapor, so if you want to keep
it in the fridge you're well advised to keep it in an airtight
container like a jar, preferably with some dessicating/drying agent. I
just use the little silica gel drying packets they put in everything
these days, i have enough so that i keep a bunch sitting on top of a
lamp so that they are dried out and every now and then I swap them for
the ones in the jar. Another widely used dessicant is powdered milk.
I do the things you have noted ,but other people in the household also
use my glue and they take less care (no care) with the storage and
I now have a refridgerator in my workshop for keeping all my glues ,
silicone , beer and stuff that is affected by high temperatures and
humidity and also use by other persons , so hopefully I will have less
problems in future.
LOL, just don't mix any baking soda with your CA glue. You'll end up
with a real heated situation.
I might as well give away my little CA secret.
I don't ever cut the nozzle open - I keep it sealed.
I decant the glue as-needed by using a straw and my finger. I deposit
it in a shallow dimple made form aluminum foil. Then I use needle
applicators to transfer the glue from that dimple to wherever I need
Right after decanting I gently spray some Extend-It gas into the CA
bottle and then I screw the cap back on tightly. Extend-It is an air
displacing inert gas used to extend life of moisture sensitive
polyurethane resins. It replaces the moist air with inert gas. Perfect
way to extend life of CA adhesive.
For jobs which need larger amounts of glue or a pointed applicator I
keep handy those little tube 4-packs of CA glue from Home Depot. They
are so tiny that if once I open one it hardens up on me - no big deal.
Cat is out of the bag now! :-)
Well it just so happens I have a can of that extend stuff .
Ca dries fast here because of the ambient temps and the moisture in the
air.I normally dispense a drop onto a glass plate and use a needle eye
to place the glue where I want it, in a minute or less the drop has gone
gooey or hard.
Gorilla Glue is moisture activated. Put it on one surface and dampen the
other. Foams up but it sets up rock hard and strong. I used it to reattach a
portion of a cinder block fence in my back yard. Dang that IS strong stuff!
I've got to try their Gorilla Tape next.