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  • what happens when your super glue leaks.

    Fortunately I put it on the plastic storage box and not my wife's granite counter! I would have been hearing about that for years to come.

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    Loring in Katy, TX USA
    If your only tool is a hammer, you tend to treat all problems as if they were nails.
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    I am thinking the moral of this story is to always set a tube of superglue on a disposable impervious surface. A sheet of aluminum foil works.
    just another brick in the wall...

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Black walnut View Post
      I am thinking the moral of this story is to always set a tube of superglue on a disposable impervious surface. A sheet of aluminum foil works.
      The other moral is probably do your work on your workbench and not your wife's kitchen. I always use a counter cover though. when working with glues.
      Loring in Katy, TX USA
      If your only tool is a hammer, you tend to treat all problems as if they were nails.
      BT3 FAQ - https://www.sawdustzone.org/forum/di...sked-questions

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      • #4
        Back in my early teenage years I took a tube of super glue to an amusement park field trip sponsored by my junior high. Expecting to be mischievous and cause some creative hilarity for my friends and I. At some point the tube leaked in my Jeans pocket and glued my pants at a precarious high water stage to my leg.

        Karma laughed at me for weeks as the patch of jeans I had stuck to my leg (after the scissors removed the rest) slowly relinquished grip. I got very lucky...respect the power of karma and super glue.
        Last edited by GrumpyDad; 02-23-2021, 01:40 AM.
        Harumpf!
        GrumpyDad

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        • #5
          I am also wondering what the shelf life of CA (superglue) is. The ones from HF are over year old and they don't seem to be "instantly adhereing" when I want them to.

          Sites on the internet says sealed tubes of glue have shelf life of 8 to 12 months (and all mine are older than that) and opened tubes of glue if well sealed will last 6-8 Weeks.

          But this one definitely stuck to the plastic box.
          Loring in Katy, TX USA
          If your only tool is a hammer, you tend to treat all problems as if they were nails.
          BT3 FAQ - https://www.sawdustzone.org/forum/di...sked-questions

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          • #6
            Originally posted by GrumpyDad View Post
            respect the power of karma and super glue.
            That's pretty much a t-shirt slogan right there.

            I've stopped using the little tubes, and only use the bottles. No leaks, last much longer, much better control, etc.

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            • #7
              The single use small tubes are what I find most convenient. Put a push-pin in the dropper hole and it lasts quite a while once opened especially if stored tip-end up. There's a surprising amount of glue in those tubes. Occasionally, I'll have one lying around long enough to go off in the tube
              A package of 4 individual tubes labeled as genuine Super Glue is $1 at Dollar Tree. For larger quantities, there are packages of two .25 oz tubes for the same price.

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              • #8
                Gorilla glue "mishaps" are sure getting some press recently...

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                • #9
                  Morons gonna moron. I can't find any good use for the stuff at all. I do love a Loctite glue that contains both cyano and poly though, called Go2Glue. Very useful for some repair applications. It doesn't replace my primary shop glues (Fastcap 2P-10), but has good gap-filling and non-drip properties for certain needs.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by LCHIEN View Post
                    Fortunately I put it on the plastic storage box and not my wife's granite counter! I would have been hearing about that for years to come.

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                    I admit I have my share of "woops" !!!! when I tripped a bottle of nail polish cleaner aka Acetone on a brand new dinning table we had bought. It removed the lacquer instantaneously and left a blotched spot. I tried to stain it but it shows at certain angles very prominently.

                    Honestly, it doesn't show up only in certain angles.

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                    • LCHIEN
                      LCHIEN commented
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                      I am sure you wife lets you know its there from time to time if you get too cocky.

                    • nicer20
                      nicer20 commented
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                      Now it happened over a decade ago or shall I say I have given her more instances to push this one down the list ;-) ;-)
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