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Does Super Glue Really Work?  
User currently offlineIlyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 12
Posted (12 years 4 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4552 times:

I'm curious, how many airliners.net users have bought super glue (liquid glue intended to bond most surfaces to each other instantaneously) and found that the stuff just doesn't work?

I broke a saucer a couple of weeks ago, and decided to glue the two cleanly-broken halves together. However, when I put the super glue on and attempted to cement the saucer back together, the glue would not bond. The only thing I succeeded in doing was bonding my finger to part of the saucer, and the bottom of one half of the saucer to the glass top of my coffee table, briefly. The glue did not work at all. Last night, I attempted to super-glue two resin engines onto the plastic wings of a 1/144 scale model, but again, the glue would not set. Only after taping the pieces together for over 30 minutes did the glue eventually bond the pieces together.

My experience has been that, for the most part, super glue rarely acts as the manufacturer promises. Silly topic, maybe, but I'm curious to see how others have fared.  Big grin

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User currently offlineJETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4539 times:

There are different types... each with different setting times.

Some are instant, and some are slow setting.

They have a spray on accelerator that you can find in hobby stores that makes slow CA set instantly.

Do CA's work? If you use the right one for the job.... yeah they do.

JET


User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 5 days ago) and read 4530 times:

Having driven someone to hospital to have their hand surgically removed from the model they were building (I always think of him holding the phone to call me with a battleship attached!) I can promise you that it does work. It also bonds embarrassment to the person instantly, and refuses to come unstuck. I'm still laughing.... Big grin


She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 5 days ago) and read 4528 times:

Oh yes, it works! But there are some materials which don't bond as easily. Certain acids for instance will eat through anything at all, but won't do anything to glass. Perhaps your dish was made one out of a cew types of porcilain that does not bond like others.

Charles


User currently offlineSccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5519 posts, RR: 28
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4518 times:

Cyanoacrylate glues (the ones usually known as "superglue") work remarkably well- but they are good only for perfect-fit situations, with non-porous surfaces.

Often, ceramics (like you've described) are less well-bonded with superglues, especially the typical thin-viscosity (more liquid) varieties. There are thicker (more viscous) formulations which work better for porous surfaces and do better at "gap filling."

In all likelihood, the glue simply soaked into the absorbent surface of the broken edges, rather than remaining on the surface to bond.



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User currently offlineFDXmech From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3251 posts, RR: 34
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4510 times:

I also have had no luck with CA glue, almost as if I was trying to bond the surfaces with water. I thought I was the only one.


You're only as good as your last departure.
User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4500 times:

A tragic young couple named Kelly
Were forced to live belly-to-belly.
One night, sad but true,
They mistook Super Glue
For their jar of petroleum jelly.



"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4493 times:

IL....well you can use this foolproof test. Just put a couple of drops on one finger and stick that finger to another and let it set for a while...heheheh make an axe handy beforehand and a chisel.  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineFDXmech From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3251 posts, RR: 34
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4491 times:

That's the irony. It works on my fingers, just not the model.


You're only as good as your last departure.
User currently offlineJETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 29
Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4487 times:

For all the skin bonding rocket scientists in here... accetone (nail polish remover) instantly disolves the bond.

JET


User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4473 times:

Not many of us do our nails regularly..but thanks for the update.
 Smile

Kidding, of course...you are right. I now says that on many of the packages.


User currently offlineIhadapheo From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 6027 posts, RR: 55
Reply 11, posted (12 years 4 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4452 times:

oh yes superglue works !!, having had to remove many objects from peoples fingers, not to mention having to remove fingers from foreheads, and on rare occasion eyelids (don't ask it's not fun).

but there is another use for a cousin of super glue, for the repair of lacerations there is Dermabond, naturally enough for those of you with an interest in such things I have provided the following link
http://www.jnj.com/innovations/in_dermabond.html

On day just for fun I'll describe how we treat Priaprism, trust me it's not for the faint of heart.

And yes I DO love working in the ER.

Yours
Ihadapheo




Pray hard but pray with care For the tears that you are crying now Are just your answered prayers
User currently offlineIhadapheo From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 6027 posts, RR: 55
Reply 12, posted (12 years 4 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4448 times:

sorry I must be sleepy in my last post that should be Priapism, sorry there, but it still is a great story


Pray hard but pray with care For the tears that you are crying now Are just your answered prayers
User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 22
Reply 13, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4432 times:

I am watching American Pie 2, so I guess I will find out soon!

Chris



Lets do some sexy math. We add you, subtract your clothes, divide your legs and multiply
User currently offlineTransactoid From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 788 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4430 times:

Priapism?...please, do tell.

User currently offlineIhadapheo From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 6027 posts, RR: 55
Reply 15, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4420 times:

To be delicate... it is when "he" will not go away once he is "finished" sometime later hours+ the pain is quite severe, and to make him "go away" if medication will not work we insert a syringe (after numbing "him" with lidocaine) with a large bore needle (14-16 guage) into the areas (note areas) in "him" that make him be him and withdraw blood in circurlar patern to make "him" go away", yes it is painful.

But back to the topic, as I said in my reply superglue does work, better on somethings than others.

now if only some-one would start a "strange medical procedures" thread I could spout off a couple of dozen Er oddities for you and not be too off topic

Yours
Ihadapheo



Pray hard but pray with care For the tears that you are crying now Are just your answered prayers
User currently offlineJETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 29
Reply 16, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4422 times:

You mean permanent erection (we're all adults)? Can I sign up to get one of those?

I though supper glue was invented for soldiers in the Vietnam war field to close wounds.

JET


User currently offlineIhadapheo From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 6027 posts, RR: 55
Reply 17, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4415 times:

JETPILOT, sorry I just didn't want scare any of the younger "members"

and yes a close "cousin" superglue is to close wounds (please see my Dermabond link a few post back in this thread)

Yours
Ihadapheo



Pray hard but pray with care For the tears that you are crying now Are just your answered prayers
User currently offlineJETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 29
Reply 18, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4413 times:

The younger members are the ones posting the "are you gay stuff.

 Big thumbs up

JET


User currently offlineJessman From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1506 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4402 times:

I've found that if I can leave something alone long enough for the super-glue to take effect it will hold darn near forever. Case in point, when I was about five or six years old I had a brand new toy truck that promptly lost a wheel. I super-glued the wheel back on an I played with that truck for at least another couple of years. The wheel did not turn anymore though.

User currently offlineTWAL1011 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 205 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4397 times:

Ilyushin96M,

Are you sure it was Super glue you were using? Maybe it was only Really Good or Better Than Most glue?


User currently offlineIlyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (12 years 4 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4383 times:

Here's the name on the bottle:

Instant Krazy Glue Advanced Formula

So it's supposed to be pretty good. FYI, a friend told me this particular brand of superglue doesn't bond plastic and resin very well. I aparently need a special modelling glue for that.

Regardless, I've found that this stuff bonds skin to skin better than anything else. LOL! Luckily, I am careful about getting it on my fingers.


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