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Old 08-14-2018, 11:05 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Thank you all for your suggestions, and for taking the time to help.
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Watched Ed's video last night completely by chance!
Interesting product, and worth a try IMHO. I'll get some myself and see it in action.
(if I can get a decent finish with it, anyone could!)
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I just posted a comment in the original review on the need for the accelerator.

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I've been using it for years, haven't had any real problems with it .... and I have also been told that surprisingly enough, their "brand" of superglue works surprisingly well as a pen finish .... but my choice is Harbor Freight superglue (not the gel).
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The GluBoost Fill N Finish and Mercury Flex CA Safety Data Sheets are identical. I don't mean that they have the same ingredients, I mean that the SDS's are the same - except for the company logo at the top. I've not had a chance to verify this with Mercury Adhesives yet, but my guess is that GluBoost is just a relabeled product of Mercury Flex.
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The GluBoost Fill N Finish and Mercury Flex CA Safety Data Sheets are identical. I don't mean that they have the same ingredients, I mean that the SDS's are the same - except for the company logo at the top. I've not had a chance to verify this with Mercury Adhesives yet, but my guess is that GluBoost is just a relabeled product of Mercury Flex.

Very interesting Robert. And Mercury is $5 cheaper
Please keep us updated.
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I have always been a big advocate of knowing your material, knowing your tools, knowing your skill levels and work to learn more. Knowledge is a very powerful tool and ignorance is also a very powerful tool.

In math itís called Transitive Property of Equality. This states A=B, B=C therefore A=C.

Same bottle, same SDS even same CAS numbers.


Thatís bit aside I still have to say itís ECA based and I know there is better chemistry that can be used, odorless.

The last part, accelerator, is a huge part of the puzzle. Having a ďtrade secretĒ listing is a bad thing on our case as we must account for storage, reactions, archival and daily usage. This goes back to knowing your tools.
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I just spoke with Eric Fether at Mercury Adhesives and he clarified that they do not make GluBoost and relabel it. He's not sure who the mfg is or if it's just a Chinese copy.
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Robert,

I spoke with the manufacturer of GluBoost and he assured me that the product is locally manufactured and has no affiliation with Mercury Adhesives.
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So itís using the same SDS as mercury and that makes it Plagiarism. Also same bottle. That makes it a clone. Either way thatís bad business practices.
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