Jim wrote: “Has this happened to any one else?”
Hey Jim, welcome to the club!
Jim further wrote: “Is there anything I can do to prevent this from
I’m sure you will get a variety of answers to this question. My answer
is, YES. The thing to do is to buy the small tubes instead of bottles. When
you buy superglue in bottles several bad things happen – the tube gets stuck
and becomes useless (as you experienced), the glue begins to thicken
with age, and after along enough time the glue ultimately solidifies inside
The small tubes are VERY small, holding only a fractional ounce each. You
open one, use it for a while, then throw it away when it is empty or when it
is less than pristine. They are cheap, REAL CHEAP, sometime three tubes for a
buck, so it’s not like you cannot afford to toss one that is less than
wonderful. Since you throw them away often, they are never around long enough
for the glue to thicken or solidify.
From: Jim Hayes
Sent: Tuesday, May 05, 2020 6:02 PM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] My superglue spouts stick to the
using 2 brands of superglue currently, Scotch and Bob Smith. When I tried to
use them today, both of the spouts stuck to the caps. Even pliers wouldn't
pull the spouts loose, so I was left with 2 bottles of open superglue with no
caps -- useless.
Has this happened to any one else? Is there anything I can
do to prevent this from happening again?