2482 forum posts
Yes cyano is indeed incredibly fast.
Of course, you have to add the time spent in A&E getting your fingers detached from whatever got itchy just after you completed the tailplane
1879 forum posts
I still like balsa cement /UHU Hart (thinned for preference) and applied with a fine brush or thin straw from a WD 40 can or similar. Drinking straws dump too much in one place.. To thin it obtain a dumpy screw top jar. ( a small one) like a cosmetic cream jar well washed out with thinners /acetone/.ethyl acetate and then the cement thinned with the same stuff. Works like thin Cyano. Then Pva /Aliphatic etc/ Epoxy for ply and hardwoods with the Gorilla glues bringing up the rear. I very rarely use Cyano. I'm not able to go to the field just now but if I could I might use cyano for quick repairs and that's just about it.
|Geoff Peacock||22/06/2018 20:10:31|
202 forum posts
for Poundland cyano - works very well I find.
|Peter Miller||22/06/2018 21:06:42|
9656 forum posts
Not if you are sensible and keep a bottle of acetone in the workshop
|Andy G.||23/06/2018 07:26:44|
410 forum posts
|Peter Miller||23/06/2018 08:06:16|
9656 forum posts
Many years ago when I was wring "The Engine Bay" A doctor Mathews wrote to me.
He told me that in a laboratory (I think it was) people started getting headaches.. This was traced to components being stuck down with CA before soldering.
The heat of soldering released Cyanide fumes which where inhaled by the people doing the soldering.
I did put that in the column at the time
|Don Fry||23/06/2018 10:11:49|
3120 forum posts
Many moons ago, I cut my head open, and toddled off to casualty. I was treated by a sister no less, who said she was going to close and seal the wound with superglue. She was waving a tube of this blue stuff about, and looking very jolly about the prospect.
I said I was familiar with using it, as an aeromodeller, and she expressed surprise that her stuff had other uses.
She put on a pair of nitrile gloves, and proceeded to move hair out of the way, cut hair, and get ready. Then the operation started. And I became aware;
of gentle pulling on my scalp.
She had glued herself to my head. A discussion took place. I established I was her first patient to be treated with this technique. I told her to get someone else to cut the tips of the gloves off, as I was not taking her home with me. She said we can't chuck you out looking like that. I repeated that she was not coming home with me. So i eventually toddled out looking a bit like a rooster with a blue wattle.
|Bob Cotsford||23/06/2018 10:43:54|
7681 forum posts
Now I have a picture of you introducing a superglued Hattie Jaques to your wife in my head
|Peter Miller||23/06/2018 11:24:24|
9656 forum posts
Best laugh all week. Pity you didn't tell her about Acetone (Or nail varnish remover)
|David Mellor||23/06/2018 11:35:09|
1234 forum posts
If I remember correctly, Dr Michael Mosely confessed to something similar on TV recently. As a junior doctor he was stitching a patients head wound and concentrating very hard on doing a neat job. When he'd finished, feeling very pleased with himself, he took a moment to admire his handiwork. Only to find he'd stitched his latex glove to the chap's head.
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