Problems with superglue

mommyandme2October 30, 2011

I've been working on many projects lately that require superglue. I know you only need a tiny amount, but it seems like the one drop that I use instantly expands and drips out from where I want it to be making my creations look messy. I've heard that nail polish remover works as a solvent for superglue, so I went out & bought some. I soaked a q-tip in nail polish remover thinking I could clean up some dried drips of superglue on some of my projects, but the nail polish remover only softened the dried glue; it wouldn't remove it. I ended up with bits of cotton fluff stuck in the glue. I love the way superglue works, but I can't seem to use it neatly. Does anyone have any tips ? I couldn't possibly try to sell any of my creations without learning to use superglue properly. Thanks - Laura

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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

Sorry. I don't touch the stuff. Always end up gluing my fingers together. You might try the craft and decorations forum.

    Bookmark   October 30, 2011 at 2:20PM
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What materials are you gluing with super glue?

    Bookmark   October 30, 2011 at 6:21PM
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Very few of us have ever had any luck with super glue for
garden junk! It's just not a garden junk type of glue...

    Bookmark   October 30, 2011 at 6:37PM
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texann(z8 Austin)

If you do use it for indoor projects, get the brush on type. It is just so much easier to work with and control the amount you put on.

    Bookmark   November 2, 2011 at 1:30PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

There's the liquid kind and also a gel kind. Try the gel kind. I always glue my fingers together trying to use the liquid kind, too. Frustrating!

    Bookmark   November 4, 2011 at 9:07AM
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chelcass(Z5 Michigan, U.P.)

Here is a web site that might help. Can't remember where I found it but it has a lot of info.

hope it helps.

    Bookmark   November 4, 2011 at 11:18AM
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Thanks to all ! Yes, I have glued my fingers together which has resulted in a bit of "potty mouth". I'm using superglue mostly for my aluminum flowers and some other aluminum projects. Theoretically, a tiny drop of superglue will hold 2 tiny pieces together, but I frequently get oozing that is invisible when wet, but whitish & impossible to remove when dry. I didn't know superglue came in a gel. I will make an effort to locate some. Thanks again - Laura

    Bookmark   November 10, 2011 at 12:54PM
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nmgirl(8 S.NM)

The brush on kind is the only one I can manage.

    Bookmark   November 14, 2011 at 9:54AM
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