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CA dispensing

Discussion in 'Woodturning Discussion Forum' started by Karl Best, Aug 31, 2020.

  1. Karl Best

    Karl Best

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    I'm assuming that most brands of CA glue are about the same. But what about the bottle/dispenser? I've started buying the tiny bottles because the spouts on even the medium size bottles get all gummed up or clogged before I can use the entire contents. We've got Stop Loss bags for finishes; what do we do for CA glue?
     
  2. Kent Jaffrey

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    If you buy star bond you often get extra caps. Then when one gets gummed up you can drop it in a bottle with acetone in it to dissolve the funk while you use the fresh cap on your bottle. After the acetone soak the funky one is good as new.
     
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  3. Ditto Kent. Works like a charm. - J
     
  4. Gerald Lawrence

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    If you buy pints from Starbond you get both extra bottles and caps plus the micro applicator tips.
     
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  5. John Torchick

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    Wipe the nozzle with a piece of coffee filter and acetone. If it gets plugged up, I use a small micro drill to ream out the old glue.
     
  6. Larry Parker

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    Lyle Jamieson recently had a YouTube video where he claimed you can leave the caps off CA glue without any problems as long as you keep it away from the accelerator ❓❓❓


    View: https://youtu.be/Sx8RaqeEjl0
     
  7. Russell Nugent

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    I don't cap mine, I just leave the micro tip on
     
  8. Gerald Lawrence

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    I stopped putting caps on about 5 years ago and no problem as a result
     
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  9. Emiliano Achaval

    Emiliano Achaval Administrator Staff Member

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    Same as Gerald, I never use the caps. never have any problems.
     
  10. Tom De Winter

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    What a simple solution for a self-created problem. And to think I’ve been fighting this for decades.
     
  11. Dave Landers

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    Me too - no caps. I have micro-tips on the thin, not on thicker (personal preference of how I use the CA). After use, I squeeze the bottle to get any excess out of the tip (either squeeze it out or suck it back down into the bottle, depending on what it wants to do).
     
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  12. John Hicks

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    If you leave the caps off just make sure and clear the tube or it will plug up for sure.
     
  13. Roger Wiegand

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    Whenever I leave the cap off I have a plugged cap. Before I put the bottle down I squeeze it a couple of times in an upright position to make sure there's no glue in the tip, and wipe off any excess on the outside. At least 50% of the time when I go back the bottle is welded shut. I have a tiny drill in my foredom tool most of the time to re-open the tip. Wish I knew what you guys were doing differently! I'm using the Satellite City glue and bottles, but have also used Starbond.
     
  14. Raif Harik

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    I'm with Roger. For a while I was using a little plastic pipette that would keep in a little bottle of acetone. I would dip that in the bottle of ca glue and when I was done I'd just rinse basically, suck up and spit out the acetone a few times and then leave it in there. Not sure why I stopped that actually.
     
  15. Gerald Lawrence

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    Like Dave and John said .Another thing to try is tap the bottle on a hard surface a few times then squeeze to see if tube is clear.. If not try the tap again.
     
  16. Dave Bunge

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    I also use Starbond, with microtips on the thinner viscosities, never use a cap, try to remember to clear the nozzle when I'm finished using it. Occasionally the nozzles will plug. I have accumulated enough extra tips and nozzles that I just throw the plugged one away.

    I store bottles that I don't use as often in a jar with desiccant. Moisture is involved with the curing mechanism, so a drier atmosphere should help extend the shelf life. Sam's Club sells Jif peanut butter in tall jars. I use them since the CA bottles will fit even with the microtips attached.
     
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  17. Michael Lyle

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    Cool

    We dont need no stinking caps!!!!!
     
  18. Michael Lyle

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    great idea i just figured out this year....

    open caps on CA bottles

    best thing that happened this year!!!!!
     
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  19. Michael Lyle

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    I read somewhere that CA can/should be stored refrigerated

    I have been refrigerating for bout a year...no probs
     

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