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Old 02-08-2018, 08:11 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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How well does Mercury flex keep in the case of infrequent usage? I keep having my stickfast go bad on me.
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How well does Mercury flex keep in the case of infrequent usage? I keep having my stickfast go bad on me.
Mercury Flex CA has a realistic shelf life of about a year. Unlike other brands, Mercury has an unconditional, lifetime guarantee on all their products. If there is ever a problem, contact your dealer for a replacement.

Mercury’s CEO, Eric Ferher, explains it like this... “We stand behind all our products no matter when they were purchased. The Mercury warranty is simple…. Unconditional.”
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Old 02-08-2018, 08:46 PM   #13 (permalink)
 
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There is a well documented issue with Stickfast CA glue cracking when used as a pen finish. I have never heard of any other glue having that problem. I use the EZ Bond glue Monty used to sell here, now sold by Exotic Blanks. I have never had an issue with it as a pen finish.
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Thats good to know I have only used Stickfast. I have had no problems yet. But will be switching.

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There is a well documented issue with Stickfast CA glue cracking when used as a pen finish. I have never heard of any other glue having that problem. I use the EZ Bond glue Monty used to sell here, now sold by Exotic Blanks. I have never had an issue with it as a pen finish.
It was not simply Stickfast, but the version supposedly engineered for finishing, in my experience. I never had a problem till I bought a bottle and started using it. Problem went away soon as I discarded the bottle. I look forward to trying the Mercury CA.
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I just posted asking this same question, i was using the Mercury flex, cracked like a SOB
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About 10 coat of thin, glue is fairly new. I think the cracking is do to it not completely curing between coats, even with accelerator, this stuf doesn't seem to cure nearly as fast as regular CA.
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I just posted asking this same question, i was using the Mercury flex, cracked like a SOB
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About 10 coat of thin, glue is fairly new. I think the cracking is do to it not completely curing between coats, even with accelerator, this stuf doesn't seem to cure nearly as fast as regular CA.
You're correct... Mercury Flex CA doesn't cure as quickly as regular CA. It's engineered with a long open time and is designed to be used with accelerator. If your finish cracked, it sounds like you used too much for each coat. It requires just a minimal amount and using too much at a time will cause problems.
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