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Q: How often - when using superglue - do you end up with it on your fingers?

 Every time
 Occasionally
 Sometimes
 Rarely
 Never
 Wear rubber gloves


David Ashby - Moderator26/08/2019 14:04:40
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A new topic suggestion and here it is....

Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 26/08/2019 14:09:24

Martian26/08/2019 14:08:09
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Is it ready yet or is it stuck

David Ashby - Moderator26/08/2019 14:09:53
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Posted by Martian on 26/08/2019 14:08:09:

Is it ready yet or is it stuck

sad

Peter Miller26/08/2019 14:16:27
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I can get it on my fingers just opening the bottle.

THis why I keep acetone on the workshop

Foxfan26/08/2019 14:20:39
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Twist your fingers against each other if you've stuck them together. Superglue has no strength in torsion. Then hot soapy water will get it off. Avoid acetone at all costs.

Martin

McG 696926/08/2019 14:29:14
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Foxfan,

Q: How often - when using hot soapy water - do you end up with burnt fingers? surprise

Cheers

Chris

Foxfan26/08/2019 14:33:05
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Our water heater system is rarely that hot, Chris and actually, since I do the washing up mainly, I find that water is ideal and by the time I've done the washing up with a scourer pad the glue has gone.

Martin

Kevin Fairgrieve26/08/2019 14:53:29
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I voted rarely.

Superglue is not my go to glue. I much prefer aliphatic or epoxy. Sadly over the years I have become intolerant to the fumes. I have to don a full face mask whenever I do use it.

At least I have an excuse for my slow builds..

Kev

Foxfan26/08/2019 14:57:43
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I can take the glue fumes, but never use the accelerator. That'll have me tight chested and wheezing immediately.

Martin

Bob Cotsford26/08/2019 15:38:56
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I find the level of fuming depends on the brand, though if you spill a significan't amount of any brand thin CA it will make your eyes water. Especially if it's on your trousers!

Foxfan26/08/2019 15:41:24
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Oh that's curtains for the trouser cloth if you spill CA on 'em. Discs of rock hard crud that fall to bits in one wash!

Martin

Levanter26/08/2019 15:57:21
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I have joined myself to my models many a time.

Worst episode was when the top came off and a big splash glued my shorts to the chair and me to my shorts. It wasn't the stickiness that was the problem it was the heat generated causing burning. The parquet floor was not improved either.

Most irritating feature is when my smart phone does not recognize my fingerprints.

Levanter

Don Fry26/08/2019 17:06:07
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Posted by Foxfan on 26/08/2019 14:20:39:

Twist your fingers against each other if you've stuck them together. Superglue has no strength in torsion. Then hot soapy water will get it off. Avoid acetone at all costs.

Martin

How do you twist fingers on the same hand together without breaking them. Anyway, you have to man up and yank. Superglue on fingertips is a very effective contraceptive.

Cliff Bastow26/08/2019 17:16:41
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Two things superglue sticks better than anything else, your fingers and the top on the bottle!

Its also quite good at ruining a new carpet!

Please do not ask how I know! Domestic management was not best pleased!

ken anderson.26/08/2019 17:58:16
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I,m reading a book about superglue...I cant put it down..

ken anderson...ne...1...sticky dept.

Tom Sharp 226/08/2019 18:13:13
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Very good Ken, I am getting quite attached to your jokes.

paul d26/08/2019 18:25:18
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Posted by Tom Sharp 2 on 26/08/2019 18:13:13:

Very good Ken, I am getting quite attached to your jokes.

I'm glued to them, there must be a bond between us....I'll get my coat....

Don Fry26/08/2019 18:41:20
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Now glued to coat.

i once spilled superglue on a whippit. Minor scalds. Beloved didn't even shout. Then you know the do dah is above your neck.

Foxfan26/08/2019 19:24:11
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Don, you would have to be very cack-handed to glue two fingers together rather than thumb and finger and surely you can twist finger against thumb? I know I'm double jointed in the thumb area, but I can twist most. maybe not the little finger, but then I don't get CA on that.

Have you noticed they always put the stuff in round-arsed pots? Like lemonade. What we need is the miniature version of the Pussers rum decanter. Can't fall over. Designed for ships at sea.

Martin

Don Fry26/08/2019 19:56:58
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Foxfan, I can do cackhanded. It starts with a quick wipe of excess from a spare finger, and then a second wipe of excess from a second finger, badly wiped off on trousers. What can go wrong. In fairness, being pedantic, you made no mention of thumbs in your post.

I agree, my trade did a conical flask for that purpose. To find a CA bottle, on its side, plan glued to building board in a pool of glass, is disheartening. Bad language results.

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