TIP: Seal your CA, Urethane and Epoxy bottles! - International Association of Penturners
     International Association of Penturners
Pens for Service Members
 
Support The IAP

Go Back   International Association of Penturners > Community Forums > Build the Tips, Tricks, & FAQ Files
  Forgot Password
Register FAQ Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Build the Tips, Tricks, & FAQ Files Have a tip, trick, or a Q&A for the FAQ? Post it here.


Logged on members can hide ads!

Welcome to penturners.org!

You've found the home of The International Association of Penturners. You are currently viewing our site as a guest, which gives you limited access to view discussions, photos, and library articles.

Consider joining our community today. You'll have full access to all of our content, be able to enter our contests, find local chapters near you, and post your questions and share your experience with our members all over the world.

Membership is completely free!!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-18-2018, 12:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Posts: 17
Photos: 1

Default TIP: Seal your CA, Urethane and Epoxy bottles!

Many of you may know this one already, but I picked up this trick from years of building model airplanes!

If you dab a bit of Vaseline on the threads of any adhesive bottle after opening it, the glue will last MUCH, MUCH longer...

This is particularly the case with Urethane and Cyanoacrylate glues that cure by hydrolysis (moisture cure!).

It also increases the storage life of epoxies (stays clearer longer, doesn't yellow as quickly!)

Just a quick tip!

Sincerely,
Paul Turley
pturley is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old 12-18-2018, 05:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
Jim15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Hamilton, Ohio, USA.
Posts: 17,882
Photos: 66

Default

Thank you.
__________________
jim,
Hamilton, Ohio
Jim15 is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old 12-18-2018, 06:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Posts: 17
Photos: 1

Default

The guys at work have more than one 2 oz. bottles of CA with 1.5 oz left that they cannot get open!!!

Last edited by pturley; 12-18-2018 at 06:21 PM.
pturley is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Advertisement
Old 12-18-2018, 07:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
jttheclockman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: NJ, USA.
Photos: 104

Default

Not following. Aren't these bottles the ones where you clip the top off and you have the snap on cap after you open them?? Why are you unscrewing them again. All my epoxy and CA glues work that way.
__________________
John T.

My Photo Album
Likes: (2)
jttheclockman is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old 12-18-2018, 07:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Mableton, GA (Near Atlanta)
Posts: 1,045
Photos: 0

Default

I have been finishing pens with CA for years and never had a problem with the CA hardening or the bottle clogging. I leave the bottle open and uncapped on a shelf near the lathe. I have had some CA that had hardened before I even opened it that I took back to the store for a refund.
Likes: (2)
larryc is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old 12-25-2018, 07:26 AM   #6 (permalink)
 
WriteON's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Lake Worth,Fl. / BlueBell, Pa.
Posts: 1,332
Photos: 0

Default

Good tip thanks. My wife’s nail polish bottles are getting vaso’d.
__________________

Current set up:
a pair of Jet 1015VS
Jet 1221VS
MidAmericaPool professional pool cue repair lathe
WriteON is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old 12-25-2018, 08:05 AM   #7 (permalink)
 
Woodchipper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Cleveland, TN
Posts: 2,312
Photos: 1

Default

I had one bottle of Titebond CA that I had to use two pairs of pliers to unscrew the cap. Now I clean the tip with acetone each time I use the CA. Problem solved.
__________________
To err is human; To really mess it up, you need a computer.
Likes: (1)
Woodchipper is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old 01-01-2019, 08:02 AM   #8 (permalink)
 
WriteON's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Lake Worth,Fl. / BlueBell, Pa.
Posts: 1,332
Photos: 0

Default

The cap on the Tru-Oil bottle is GLUED! Some Vase might help that.
__________________

Current set up:
a pair of Jet 1015VS
Jet 1221VS
MidAmericaPool professional pool cue repair lathe
WriteON is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old 01-01-2019, 10:10 AM   #9 (permalink)
 
sbwertz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 2,630
Photos: 41

Default

If you give the bottle a sharp rap on the workbench, then a quick squeeze, it will blow any residual CA out of the tip and will never clog.
__________________
Sharon in Phoenix

Likes: (3)
sbwertz is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old 02-26-2019, 03:37 PM   #10 (permalink)
JRK
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Bridgeton, Missouri
Posts: 43
Photos: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pturley View Post
Many of you may know this one already, but I picked up this trick from years of building model airplanes!

If you dab a bit of Vaseline on the threads of any adhesive bottle after opening it, the glue will last MUCH, MUCH longer...

This is particularly the case with Urethane and Cyanoacrylate glues that cure by hydrolysis (moisture cure!).

It also increases the storage life of epoxies (stays clearer longer, doesn't yellow as quickly!)

Just a quick tip!

Sincerely,
Paul Turley
I used make RC Planes. Used CA and Epoxy. Glued my hand to a 6' wing once with CA. Lucking a tube of CA de-bonder was near by. lol
JRK is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Related Content
Logged on members can hide ads
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:52 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0

Content Copyright © 2003-2019 by Penturners.org, LLC; All Rights Reserved
Terms Of Service   Acceptable Use Policy