Denny Anspach <danspach@...>
Several posters report that in their experience needle applicators do not deliver enough ACC glue. That is commonly true if one does not spin/twirl the needle as it either drawn along, or the application is in a single location, i.e. this spinning allows the glue on all sides of the needle point to be laid down, not just one side. Doing this also much diminishes the amount of ACC left to dry and cake on the needle point.
Now, this does require that the needle point be clean and clear of caked ACC....
Again, use steel needles, not pins or pieces of wire. The long tapered ends of the needles are strong, the points stay sharp, and the steel withstands the repeated cleaning of the tip. I hold it permanently in a cheap flea-market pin vise.
Denny S. Anspach MD