OK let it be known that I hate super glue..Hate is such a harsh word..maybe I don't like super glue is a better one...I know one needs that kind of gluing power, to attach wires and metal gizmo's, but I cant apply it without sticking my fingers together, once stuck my foot to the VCT flooring in the model room had to remove the tile and than cut the tile from my bare foot. (I now wear shoes in the model room) It fun having it run all over the place causing havoc in its path, Ive glued tweezer tips together and still the part falls off Ive tried tooth picks, to apply, the drafting tool The device (for picking up a drop of ink). But even if I do get it on the part, than it wont dry, and than sometime it sets before I can even pick up the part. I have used the accelerator, and thats another deal altogether.... Maybe a how to on how to use SUPER GLUE. or super glue for dummies.......there I feel better now...have to go get the bottle out of the trash and try again
Last Edit: Mar 29, 2013 10:34:50 GMT -8 by lannyhaas
it's about as exciting as a deaf mute playing BINGO, winning BINGO and trying to call BINGO......now thats funny...let me tell ya....
Post by unforgiven on Mar 29, 2013 11:18:42 GMT -8
For the most part I use the gel stuff, when using the other liquid, the runny stuff, I just dab the part into the tip of the bottle, attach, then set to the side, you will find using the gel is better, yeah a Lil thick, but it will work, same thing, dab, then sit...
My pet peeve is that it fogs any clear or polished parts. I've started using G-S Hypo Cement (advertised as watchmakers cement on Micro Mark, where I got the stuff) for "glass". It has its own problems, but fogging and etching aren't among them.
As for super glue, I get my best results by putting the glue on a toothpick and then on the part. Also, I try to always have a bottle of acetone (or nail polish remover in a pinch) within arm's reach to unbond myself from the parts.
I use super glue a lot. I use the medium set and keep the super thin to make a custom mix. You can make super glue dry faster by breathing on it. Coating clear parts(mostly windows/windshields) with Future stops the fogging, but there is better stuff for attaching these parts like clear acrylic or enamel.