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12-02-2013 12:33 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question ca glue ca containers need tips

As may of you do I use 3 or 4 different ca glues and like them very much. Now to my question which may seem trivial. When using the thinnest ca glue the nozzle tip clogs with every use and as I’m sure you know it is a PITA to get it open. I don’t know if there is a brand that has cured this problem. I will be watching to hear your answers. Thanks

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#1 posted 12-02-2013 01:24 AM

Titebond Instant seems to have the most clog resistant caps I have used.

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#2 posted 12-02-2013 01:43 AM

I use Pacer thin CA (pink) and while it does clog sometimes, it’s really easy to open with a safety pin. I keep one clipped to the top.

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#3 posted 12-02-2013 01:45 AM

Locktite Pro (they make other types) doesn’t clog even if you leave the cap off or tipped on it’s side. It is hands down the best ca glue I’ve used.


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#4 posted 12-02-2013 01:49 AM

Go with Rick. I bought a bottle of this and it hasn’t clog yet. 2 months of use using it every other day.

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#5 posted 12-02-2013 02:08 AM

I second or third the Locktite Pro. I have used it many times (same bottle) not a clog yet.

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#6 posted 12-02-2013 02:44 AM

I’ll fouth the Loctite pro!! Good schtick!

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#7 posted 12-03-2013 01:01 AM

My thanks to all you who gave your opinions on my question. I had heard of the Lockite Pro glue but did not think of the nozzle sealing. I did go to town today and bought a tube of it. I have been using their gel glue and the nozzle seals real well. Maybe this will be my answer. Thanks again for your comments.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#8 posted 12-07-2013 01:47 PM

A gr8 question, with many answers.

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#9 posted 12-07-2013 03:25 PM

When I get done using my CA, I give the bottle several squeezes with the bottle upright. This clears the CA out of the nozzle. I DO NOT store it with the cap on. Works about 90% of the time.

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#10 posted 12-07-2013 04:09 PM

PaulDoug, your Mamma told you again and again to replace the caps. :)


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#11 posted 12-07-2013 04:32 PM

I use the larger bottles of CA “thin” and have found the following ways to use and store it.

1. Get a hypodermic syringe and remove the tip (it is just a friction fit and pulls off). Put the tip on the CA bottle. I usually find it is a nice fit. Cut the sharp end of the needle off square with a Dremel cut-off abrasive disc. Using this you will find that you can place the thin CA glue more precisely and it won’t clog as often. But when it does clog, just hold the tip over a cigarette butane lighter flame for a second and it will burn off the clog and instantly open the needle.

2. Storage: The catalyst for CA glue is moisture – moisture in wood or in the air. To get rid of moisture in storage, put the CA bottle in a large glass screw-top jelly jar with a moisture desiccant (silica gel). Silica gel can be found in various packages. It is the little white sack you keep throwing away when you open packages. Or, I bought some in a special aluminum container with holes in it on the Internet. Just search “silica gel”. Should the silica gel get saturated with moisture, just put in an oven at a temperature slightly above 212 degrees for a short while and that will drive the moisture out and you can use the package over and over again that way. You can now store your CA glue in the jar on a shop shelf with silica gel for years.


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#12 posted 12-07-2013 10:09 PM

I checked with McMaster-Carr and they every Loctite product in their catalog, but no “Loctite Pro”. They have “Speed Bonder, Super Bonder, Black Max, Prisim, Depend and medical devices super glue, but nothing listed as Loctite Pro. I too want a CA glue that doesn’t clog the dispenser, so please check the label on your CA and let me know the exact name of the stuff. The only Loctite product I could find with a pro in it’s name was for a thread locker; not the same thing.

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#13 posted 12-08-2013 01:25 AM

Thanks again to every one. As I said I now have Locktite Pro and will use it soon.
Planman40 I do like this idea about the hypo needle and will give it a try on a bottle I have now.
MrRon I bought the Locktite Pro at Walmart in the crafts section. It is also available at Amazon. It has the word Professional both on the blister pack card and on the glue bottle.

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#14 posted 12-08-2013 02:42 AM

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