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Posted on How to keep ca glue bottle top from sticking?

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#1 posted 04-12-2014 11:53 AM

Simple… don’t use the cap! CA doesn’t “dry” with exposure to air, so there’s no need to cap it.

The best thing I’ve found for CA is to get some very small teflon capillary tubing and stick a piece (about 1” long) into the bottle’s nozzle. This allows you to dispense a tiny bit as needed. When you’re done, tap the bottle on the bench a couple of times and most of the glue will run back down the tube again. If it does clog, you can usually just pull the clog off of the end of the tube and failing that, snip a tiny bit off the tube.

If you must cap it, don’t use the supplied cap but instead use a pin or thumbtack inside the nozzle. This keeps the hole clear.

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