Application of CA glue as a finish

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Forum topic by MrRon posted 10-07-2016 03:50 PM 432 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-07-2016 03:50 PM

If I want to apply a CA finish, how do I apply it? It bonds immediately to fingers, so how do I avoid that? I just don’t understand how it’s done.

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#1 posted 10-07-2016 04:11 PM

I’ve only used it on small turned things but, I use a piece of lint-free paper towel and use a gel or slow-set CA glue applied liberally to the towel and then spread it fast across the part. It’ll start to set in a couple of seconds so spread it quick and retreat. Repeat until you have even coverage. Once it cures fully, I like to wet sand it with 2000 just to remove any application marks.

Take this with a grain of salt, I just “figured it out” for myself. There’s probably a better/easier method but I rarely use it and this works for me so I haven’t bothered to seek it out.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#2 posted 10-07-2016 05:17 PM

Wear nitrile glove to protect your fingers.


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#3 posted 10-07-2016 10:45 PM

Paper towel. It’s no big deal.

-- Rick M,

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