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Old 01-07-2008, 11:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I need help with storing my CA (med and thick)glue. [:I]

I know I need to learn how to use it as a finish, also to turn more pens. But I buy a bigger bottle only to throw out most of it because it drys up pretty fast. Can you guys share ideas on how I can store it and still buy a larger bottle to save on cost. [^]

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Truth be known, I pour from large bottle to small and don't use caps on the small bottles. Big bottle, yes. It takes me well over 6 months to use up a big bottle and I've never had a problem with it drying up. I use thin and medium. Something doesn't sound right to me. Where exactly do you store it and under what conditions?
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I store my large bottles in the referigator.
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Basically...

In a basement (cinder block) shop, right side up, in a wooden cabinet, mounted on a wall, thats cool in the winter (60-65ish, 70-75) and refreshing in the summer. I thought that air in the bottle may contribute to it. Now I have to buy more. The thin is still ok. But the med and thick have both dried up. I use the black caps on all the glues.
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Is it humid? CA and water don't get along.
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I usually have CA Last a year. then it starts getting thick and does not work well as a finish.I can still use it as a grain filler. it does not set up as well and I don't tend to trust it for bonding strength. no real reason to doubt it ability to hold I just don't things I have learned about storing ca. unopened, keep it in your refrigerator, in fact keep it there even if it is open if you can. once it is open keep the cap off. if frig won't work once open then find a dry place to keep it. still cap off, i know it does not make since but it works. remember at one time using super glue as a wood finish did not make since either.
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I keep mine in a small frig in the shop. I have one bottle of thick I have been using on for over two years. Problem I have is remembering to get it out in time for it to warm up a little before I need to use it. I've found myself sitting around swapping it from hand to hand to warn it up.
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Ok let me get this right....

Get the CA glue.... Store in Refrig til needed. Pierce hole in tip.
Let it warm up. Then use as needed. Put back into Refrig with out the cap. I have a refrig in the basement that I can use so that is not a problem. You would think that would bring condensation into play? But without the cap? That is the really strange one. If you bought bigger bottles then transferred Ca into them you are removing air. but reintroducing it with the cap off! What gives?

Thanks for the tips... I'll try it when I get more CA.

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one more point, if your storing your spray bottle of accelerator in the same cabinet even with both bottles closed you will get some vapor transfer and cause the glue to set. try keeping the accelerator in a different cabinet and see if it helps.

I keep mine in the fridge as well most of the time.

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I do not use an accelerator....
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