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Jonzjob
04-09-2017, 11:48 AM
If you live in a warm/hot climate and you have problems with yer super glue going off then what you need to do is to keep it in the fridge. It will last a hell of a lot longer as it doesn't like getting too warm

The opposite is true with epoxy resin. That doesn't like getting cold and it goes really thick and won't pour. So in the winter just keep it in the house at normal room temperature. If you have some that has gone thick you can recover it by standing the bottles in boiling water for about 10 minutes. That has worked for me the few times I've left mine in my workshop on very cold nights.

Good 'ere init ;D;D

Slydude
04-09-2017, 12:15 PM
I learn something new every day.

badshoehabit
04-09-2017, 01:17 PM
Never found anything it sticks together better than skin.:Mischievous:

Jonzjob
04-09-2017, 01:27 PM
One of the first times I ever used super glue I was repairing an IBM 3420 tape machine and I managed to stick my silly self to the dammed thing. I had a small bottle of release fluid, but I couldn't reach it!

I took the skin off of my finger tip getting free of the balsted stuff. So, yes I agree. It is wonderful at sticking skin!:Evil::Evil:

Slydude
04-09-2017, 01:35 PM
Never found anything it sticks together better than skin.:Mischievous:
I can attest to that.

harryb2448
04-09-2017, 05:24 PM
Ahh well Sly we are all in the same boat so keep the nail polish remover handy.

Jonzjob
04-09-2017, 05:49 PM
It's a lot cheaper to buy acitone, it's the same stuff. Thinking about that, I'm down to my last litre, must remember to get some more. Not that I get stuck to things these daze you understand. It very good for removing pine resin from hands, clothes, tools, and dogs !! Good for welding some plexiglass together too.

cradom
04-09-2017, 09:04 PM
One of the reasons it sticks to skin so well is it was designed to be used as a wound closer/bandage during the Vietnam war. Easier than sutures and less bulky than regular bandages (tho they were still carried).
Ask any Nam era medic (or any doctor for that matter).

Jonzjob
04-10-2017, 04:58 AM
Not quite true Cradom, but 20 some years after it was first invented in WW2, but have a look at this

http://skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/14507/was-superglue-invented-to-seal-bullet-injuries-in-vietnam

I was under the same impression until a few years back. It may not have been invented for it but it certainly did/does a good job.

badshoehabit
04-10-2017, 10:14 AM
Glueing small wounds is common now. Crushed my thumb a while ago and that was the method.