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super glue
« on: August 13, 2014, 02:22:33 PM »

was using super glue in the kitchen sink was full with cups etc the bottle fell in the sink the top was off put my hand in to get it out took my hand out was covered in white crystals and very hot put my hand under cold tap  took all morning to get it off when I pulled the plug bottom of the sink was white with crystal why the reaction  with water   gordon
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Re: super glue
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2014, 03:39:26 PM »

Moisture sets it off, not exposure to air, and you don't get moister than a sink full of water.  According to the information on the first tube that I bought, it likes a moist, slightly alkaline environment to start the reaction.  The sudsy water probably had an alkaline component. 
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Re: super glue
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2014, 03:45:21 PM »

hi got it off my fingers but it will have to grow out of my nails still trying to get it off gordon
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Re: super glue
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2014, 03:47:46 PM »

Not just as much fun as chewing balsa cement off fingers.
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Re: super glue
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2014, 04:00:49 PM »

 :-)) Those were the days Malcolm, Ray. {-) {-) {-) {-)
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Re: super glue
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2014, 04:01:28 PM »

Aliphatic resin wood glue comes away in long, satisfying strips once you've lifted an edge with your fingernail...........but even that's not as much fun as Copydex!  O0
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Re: super glue
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2014, 04:22:30 PM »

 >:-o One has to be very careful with super glue,a guy who I will not name was doing some running repairs on his tug at the lake side,having stuck a part back on he put the plastic bottle in his back pocket of his jeans and must have forgot it was there ,some time latter he decided to sit on the bench and drink his coffee,what followed was so funny (except for him) a rather large man in his 60s stuck to his jeans stuck to wooden bench,took a lot effort to get him unstuck from the bench, with a bit of the bench still stuck to him he taken to the local A&E, serious bit now we all use these glues without knowing how dangerous they can be,Ray. >:-o   
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Re: super glue
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2014, 05:12:33 PM »

balsa cement yes I can remember chewing my finger nails and the  glue that  had to be melted in a bain meria  the smell was bad enough
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Re: super glue
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2014, 05:43:49 PM »

Ah yes that dark brown evil smelling stuff ,even that got a bit addictive, oh to be young again ;) ;)
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Re: super glue
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2014, 06:08:26 PM »

 :-)) And the woodwork teacher would rap you over knuckles with ruler if you dared to touch the brown smelly pot of the stuff,I think it was made from old bones certainly smelt like it,Ray. :-)) 
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« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2014, 06:13:30 PM »

:-)) And the woodwork teacher would rap you over knuckles with ruler if you dared to touch the brown smelly pot of the stuff,I think it was made from old bones certainly smelt like it,Ray. :-))
It certainly was, but the rumours of quite whose bones they were were never substantiated..........  :o
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Re: super glue
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2014, 07:36:30 PM »

Acetone in any form will remove the stuff easily, even dissolve ready made joints. Your wife will have some in a milder form as nail polish remover, dip your nails in it and it will wipe away.

I've also found that the pre cleaner for pvc pipe joints works as well, that contains M.E.K (methyl ethyl ketone) its the stuff you wipe the pipe with before applying the pipe cement.

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Re: super glue
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2014, 09:00:56 PM »

when sprayed with an activator it crackles and makes crystals...handy to know about acetone .....tony
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Re: super glue
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2014, 11:35:49 PM »

M.E.K is also the main constituent in PlasticWeld, the solvent used for gluing plastic sheet and other plastic models together, it also sticks perspex and other clear plastics, its the stuff that is used on those Discovery programs where they are building huge aquatic tanks.

The stuff can be had from B&Q or plumbers merchants in 250/500ml tins for a couple of quid ok2 ok2

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Re: super glue
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2014, 11:58:12 PM »

be very careful when using an activator (zapper) with superglue,if you happen to have the glue on your fingers or skin,and you get zapper on it,it burns like hell!
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Re: super glue
« Reply #15 on: August 14, 2014, 02:18:20 AM »

It sounds as if you speak from experience, Mick {-)


I always keep some acetone in my workshop for cleaning epoxy resin from unwanted places. It's also very handy for removing cyanoacrylate (super glue), especially when you've stuck your fingers together  :embarrassed:  I also speak from experience  O0



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