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Tools & Supplies: Glue and Adhesives
Talk about sticky stuff.
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alternatives to super glue accelelaters
chris1
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2008 - 03:09 PM UTC
Hi Guys
A quick question
I've often seen references made to an accelerator for super glue,I've yet to find anything here in NZ so are there alternatives I can use

TIA

Chris
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Rhode Island, United States
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Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2008 - 01:42 PM UTC
Baking soda seems to do the trick.
JPTRR
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Tennessee, United States
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Posted: Friday, May 30, 2008 - 04:51 PM UTC
Hi Chris,

Good ol' water does the trick ( Siderius tipped me off to this). Superglue was originally (?) developed for medical purposes. Water is the hardener!

See: HOW SUPER GLUE WORKS
Grumpyoldman
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Posted: Saturday, May 31, 2008 - 12:05 AM UTC
Fred, we use to blow threw one of those hollow swizzle stick, straw type things years ago to get it to set faster, same theory as water, as the moisture in your breath acts as the catalyst plus it blows the fumes away to help prevent frosting.