super lue trick

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mark poulson
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super lue trick

Post by mark poulson » Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:08 pm

I have been using super glue since the 70's, so this is kind of embarrassing to admit, but I just figured out how to keep the little silicone caps on my ZAP super glue from getting clogged with dried glue and then sticking to the glue nozzle.

I took the same artists brush I use to apply the grease to my reel gears and put a light coating on the inside of the cap and on the shaft of the nozzle.

Amazing, no more stuck caps!

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Re: super glue trick

Post by mark poulson » Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:42 am

correction

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Re: super lue trick

Post by Drakestar » Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:14 am

Nice trick, might need to try that! I usually just take a bottle with a brush to avoid clogged nozzles. Like this one: https://www.amazon.com/Gorilla-7500101- ... B01A7AVQKA

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Re: super lue trick

Post by mark poulson » Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:09 pm

Drakestar wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:14 am
Nice trick, might need to try that! I usually just take a bottle with a brush to avoid clogged nozzles. Like this one: https://www.amazon.com/Gorilla-7500101- ... B01A7AVQKA
I like the bottles with the brush, too, but mine always go bad before I can use more than half.

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Re: super lue trick

Post by Sore Thumb » Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:54 am

I just keep mine in the freezer of the beer fridge. Lasts for years.

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Re: super lue trick

Post by mark poulson » Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:31 am

Sore Thumb wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:54 am
I just keep mine in the freezer of the beer fridge. Lasts for years.
You're a better man than I, Charlie Brown. :lol: :lol: :lol:
I quit drinking, so no more beer fridge in the garage for me. :( :( :(
I keep mine on the garage work table, so it goes from mid 40's in the winter to high 90's in the summer. I'm sure that has a lot to do with how long it lasts, but I'm too lazy and disorganized to take it into the house and then back out every time I want to use it.

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Re: super lue trick

Post by JBcrankaddict » Fri Dec 11, 2020 8:40 am

Good deal Mark, always hated when the time came to cut the cap off for one more use :lol: That Gorilla glue with the normal tip+brush is awesome. First time I’ve ever used a whole bottle of glue. Just don’t get the brush wet :roll:

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Re: super lue trick

Post by amso4 » Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:07 am

Super glue requires moisture to set up and get hard. I keep my open superglue in an airtight little Tupperware or old prescription bottle with some rice in there to keep it dry. I started doing this last year and so for has been working. I keep one at home on the workbench and one in my boat.

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Re: super lue trick

Post by mark poulson » Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:47 pm

amso4 wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:07 am
Super glue requires moisture to set up and get hard. I keep my open superglue in an airtight little Tupperware or old prescription bottle with some rice in there to keep it dry. I started doing this last year and so for has been working. I keep one at home on the workbench and one in my boat.
Good idea!

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