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Problems with superglue

Posted by mommyandme2 none (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 30, 11 at 10:08

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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RE: Problems with superglue

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


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RE: Problems with superglue

What materials are you gluing with super glue?


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RE: Problems with superglue

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...


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RE: Problems with superglue

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.


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RE: Problems with superglue

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!


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

www.thistothat.com

hope it helps.


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RE: Problems with superglue

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


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


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