slow set super glue ?

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Blog entry by recycle1943 posted 02-21-2019 02:34 PM 761 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This may be a redundent question but I’ve been searching and haven’t been able to find just what I’m looking for.

Anybody that has seen my bowls or lampshades you know that I’ve been incorporating resin into them. The issue is that the glue I use take 4 to 5 hours to set and life would be so much nicer if I could find a glue that would allow me to align and clamp the rings with a couple minutes to set.
I haven’t tried it yet because I don’t have any but I don’t believe a glue with a spray activater will give me the permanent joint necessary.

so the question is – has anybody any experience with a slow set (a couple minutes) super glue and resin ?

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#1 posted 02-21-2019 06:18 PM

On my models I some time use wood glue and super glue together when I want something to be strong but don’t want to wait for the wood glue to dry.
I spread the wood glue but leave some spaces for the super glue.
I don’t use the spray activator, just hold to a count a 120 and it’s done.
May not work for your needs but really works great for my many small part projects, turns days of work in to hours.

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#2 posted 02-21-2019 06:45 PM

^ +1
I will sometimes use this when I need to keep something in place while the wood glue dries. There’s always 5 min epoxy but the 5 mins refers to the working time, not the drying and the wood glue bond once it is dry is stronger than the wood.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#3 posted 02-21-2019 07:43 PM

the problem is that wood glue doesn’t work at all on the resin, I need a quick set glue that is not instant but will allow me a couple minutes to align

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#4 posted 02-21-2019 08:33 PM

Hi Dick. You would probably get a lot more replies if you post this on one of the forums. Just click on forums, then all forums and you can choose which one would be appropriate for your question.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 02-21-2019 09:20 PM

I have the experience that as I use a spray activater it doesn’t give me the needed strenght, and that fresh super glue sticks very fast, BUT using old super glue (6 months or longer) has to be clamped for at least 2 minutes before it set. After 10 minutes of clamping the joining is stronger than the wood. And it is hard to see the glue line. This all depends of course of the used wood.

I agree with Mike.


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#6 posted 02-21-2019 09:59 PM

Sorry Dick been away from the bigger builds for some time so looking at this from the wrong prospective.

As all have said go to the forums.
The more info you can give the more pointed will be the help.

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs

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