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General Modelling Forum => Tips, Tools, and Techniques => Topic started by: PR19_Kit on April 09, 2019, 01:29:41 pm

Title: BLOODY superglue!
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 09, 2019, 01:29:41 pm
So help me, I'm NEVER going to buy a large bottle of superglue ever again!  :banghead: :banghead:

Every time the lid gets bonded onto the bottle with over 50% of the glue still in the bottle, and totally un-get-atable! It wouldn't be so bad but they're invariably described as the best value and best quality and with unbondable lids, and yet they STILL bond onto the bottle. :(

It's much more economical to buy they cheaper, smaller and lower quality tubes that you just throw away when the lid bonds in place and the amount of unused glue is relatively small.
Title: Re: BLOODY superglue!
Post by: Ed S on April 09, 2019, 01:49:54 pm
I've come to the same conclusion about the stuff. Buy little tubes of the cheap stuff. 
Title: Re: BLOODY superglue!
Post by: Rheged on April 09, 2019, 01:53:11 pm
I agree with the pair of you.  Lots of small, cheap tubes seems to be the only way to go.
Title: Re: BLOODY superglue!
Post by: JayBee on April 09, 2019, 02:04:29 pm
Yes indeed, and if I may make a rather bold ststement, "Super Glue" appears to have a deffinite shelf life! In other words it does not last long after it has been opened for the first time.
I believe that this is because as soon as it has been used for the first time a little bit of moisture sneaks into the main container and that starts the whole cureing process. So smaller tubes is definitely the way to go.
Title: Re: BLOODY superglue!
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 09, 2019, 03:34:57 pm
I bought three 50 gram bottles at Telford, one slow cure, one medium cure and one fast cure. All three now have fully bonded caps, and I've never even opened the fast cure and slow cure ones! I've half a mind to seek out the vendor and demand my money back.

It says 'up to 7 years shelf life' on the bottles, which is true, 4 months IS 'up to 7 years'............  :banghead:
Title: Re: BLOODY superglue!
Post by: kitnut617 on April 09, 2019, 03:35:11 pm
Yeah, I'm in total agreement with the comments here. The amount of Super Glue I've wasted ----
Title: Re: BLOODY superglue!
Post by: kerick on April 09, 2019, 08:18:04 pm
I buy the small tubes because I just don't use it that fast. I've had many tubes harden up on me until I started storing them with the tips pointing up. It seems to keep glue out of the tip so it doesn't harden and bond the cap on. It will still harden eventually but lasts longer than before.
Title: Re: BLOODY superglue!
Post by: Hobbes on April 09, 2019, 10:26:35 pm
I use Bison Tipper (https://www.bowlingshopeurope.eu/en/bison-superglue-tipper.html) glue:

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I've been buying these for 10 years, and I've used up the entire bottle on each of them. That takes me about 1-1.5 years.
The handles allow you to dose the glue exactly: no great big gobs when all you need is a tiny drop.

And to prevent the cap from bonding, I wipe off the outside of the nozzle after each use.
Title: Re: BLOODY superglue!
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 10, 2019, 12:19:48 am
I've never seen that Bison glue in the UK Harro, but there's a Loctite gel glue that comes in the same dispenser as the Bison stuff, and that works very well. In fact I was using it y'day just because I couldn't get the cap off the Deluxe glue!

I tend to agree with Jim about shelf life unless I keep it in the fridge, but it's a right pain going up and down stairs all day just for that!

As for keeping it point up and wiping the nozzle each time, I do that anyway.

But the caps STILL get bonded!  :banghead:
Title: Re: BLOODY superglue!
Post by: NARSES2 on April 10, 2019, 12:37:56 am
Had the same problems until I started to buy my superglue in the Pound Shop

3 smallish bottles (used to be 4) for a 1, obviously, in their DIY section. It is on the thin side of the spectrum and works very well. If I have a problem with the tip clogging then I just slice the end off, it's a nice long one. Normally I get about 90/95% usage ? Hard to say as when you get to the bottom it can take an age to come out so you move on  :rolleyes:

Excellent value and thoroughly recommended  :thumbsup:

I can also recommend the Loctite Gel dispenser.
Title: Re: BLOODY superglue!
Post by: dumaniac on April 10, 2019, 02:07:54 am
I purchase the 8 little tubes for $2 in the cheap shop. I have a rag that I wipe the nozzle on and the lids do not glue together. Cheap is best.  Bernie
Title: Re: BLOODY superglue!
Post by: Old Wombat on April 10, 2019, 03:50:32 am
It'd be great if I could find the bl@@d^ Loctite grip dispenser CA glues (gel & regular) but at the moment I can only find them in tubes & the f^*$!ng lids have bonded multiple times over the last month! :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: BLOODY superglue!
Post by: kitnut617 on April 10, 2019, 06:20:08 am
Just a thought, would a wipe of de-bonder work getting the tops off ---
Title: Re: BLOODY superglue!
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 10, 2019, 06:47:00 am

Just a thought, would a wipe of de-bonder work getting the tops off ---


I've tried it more than once, but it needs to get way up inside the cap to work properly, and it never has.
Title: Re: BLOODY superglue!
Post by: Nick on April 10, 2019, 11:06:14 am
Poundland. Half a dozen tubes for 1. Use it once or twice for fixing a pot or Xmas decoration and go back two months later to find the tube solid.

I bought some Zap-a-Gap for 5 once. Used part of a big bottle, put it away and a year later it was set in the bottle. Broke the bottle open and it was like rubber.
Not buying that again.
Title: Re: BLOODY superglue!
Post by: sandiego89 on April 10, 2019, 03:33:04 pm
My preferred glue, Krazy Glue, relatively cheap and available at most grocery stores/home stores/gas stations in the USA....

With the usually needed needle to clear clogs...

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Title: Re: BLOODY superglue!
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 10, 2019, 04:29:38 pm
I've just gone through my various project boxes and ejected no less than FIVE bottles of superglue, all of which were almost full and all had their caps bonded in place.  :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: BLOODY superglue!
Post by: Mondria on April 10, 2019, 05:40:56 pm
have been using Bison bottles with brush for years, cut the brush at the angle so it works for fine bits and large pieces, the tubes dont get a long life with me but the brush bottles are fine
Title: Re: BLOODY superglue!
Post by: NARSES2 on April 11, 2019, 06:14:37 am
Poundland. Half a dozen tubes for 1. Use it once or twice for fixing a pot or Xmas decoration and go back two months later to find the tube solid.


And that's exactly why I advised a lady to buy the bottles rather than the tubes in Poundland yesterday. I was getting some "duct tape" and she was musing between the tubes and the bottles.

I honestly don't have a problem with the bottles. I don't use the glue direct from the bottle but I put a drop on a small lid, the green tops from milk "bottles" are great for it, and then use a needle to apply. Needle is easily cleaned in a flame.
Title: Re: BLOODY superglue!
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on April 14, 2019, 01:11:02 pm
I've come to love the brush equipped bottles, originally for the plastic fingernail beauty industry.  :thumbsup:

More control and the bottle actually seals.  :thumbsup:

I have thick and a specifically for plastic thin formula.

I also usually just make a small pool on a piece plastic it won't stick to
and a use a wire for point application.
Title: Re: BLOODY superglue!
Post by: GJE52 on May 06, 2019, 04:41:13 am



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