Re: Super Glue

John Van Buekenhout <jvanbu1347@...>

Check the Lee Valley Tools site for Super Glue accelerators.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Green" <>
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Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2006 8:21 AM
Subject: [STMFC] Super Glue

I'm having trouble using cyanoacrylate for kit assembly. The most recent difficulty is attaching the wire grab irons to a Life-Like war emergency composite hopper.
I've tried a variety of brands over the years although last night's attempt was with the Super Glue Co brand. This morning it is still jelly-like and somewhat sticky. The next two tubes on hand are Duro brand.
I've heard that moisture acts as a catalyst to help cyanoacrylate cure or harden or whatever it is supposed to do. Is this true? The humidity is 14% this morning.
How long is the shelf-life of this stuff?
Anyone care to recommend any particular brand?
How do you get the "instant" part to work?
Bottom line is I've never gotten "super glue" to work. Has anyone else? Or is this just an elaborate marketing hoax?
Back to the Life-Like war emergency composite hopper, has anyone just pressed the grabs into the holes and omitted the use of glue? Have the grabs fallen out? Used a different type of glue?
I am definately open to suggestions here.
Gene Green
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