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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful.
Best cyanoacrylate glue ("super glue") I've tried
Some of the best cyanoacrylate glue ("super glue") I've ever used.
As a bit of background, I am sometimes called upon to 3D print costume elements for friends and family for parties and such. Because of this, I print a lot of stuff with ABS. It's durable, glues together well, and can be smoothed down with acetone. But for larger elements like helmets, I have to print them in multiple pieces and glue them together.
Anyway, one day I ran out of glue mid-project. I bought some of this brand at a local store, tried it, and it worked better than any super glue I had used before. I returned to the store, bought them out, and ordered a bunch more here on Amazon.
Now, so you get the best mileage out of it, some information on cyanoacrylate glue:
How cyanoacrylate glue does *not* work:
* Melting the plastic on the two sides together.
* Pretty well any other method of bonding you've ever heard about for it.
How cyanoacrylate glue *does* work:
* In the presence of water, liquid super glue polymerizes. In other words, the individual molecules of super glue plastic which make up the liquid form bond to each other in long chains and turn into a solid plastic. This solid plastic is what holds the two sides together.
* Blowing on a cyanoacrylate glue works because the moisture in your breath kicks off the polymerizing/solidifying. Touching it with your skin also works due to the moisture in your skin, but this is a very bad idea since cyanoacrylate glue has no problems bonding to skin.
* Spraying cyanoacrylate glue with water also very quickly kicks off solidifying, but you may not get as good of a joint as if you let it dry a bit slower.
* Because you're literally filling the crack with a different type of plastic, ideally you want to use as thin of a layer as you can get away with. You want to use the strength of the surrounding plastic, not try to add strength using a weaker filler plastic meant solely for bonding.
* As with any cyanoacrylate glue, keep the fumes out of your eyes. They hurt. I speak from experience many times over.
This stuff is quick drying and very strong. It holds together ABS very well. It also seems to hold PLA together pretty well, though I have less experience on that front than with ABS. But it's the best super glue I've tried.
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
Like these small tubes, don't have to worry about waste or more than one use.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful. See all 14 customer reviews...
Works fine - but dries out in closed containers
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We bought a set of 6 containers of this stuff. It does what super glue does and works fine. The applicator is helpful as well - nice product. Only problem is that in the space of a single year all of them dried up, including completely sealed ones. I should have bought exactly what I needed instead of thinking I could tuck some away in our utensil drawer.