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Old 11-08-2018, 05:50 AM   #21 (permalink)
 
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Has anyone used a hairdryer or heat gun to cure CA?


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CA is baically super glue. I don't see any reason for a heat gun. By the time you get it out it would probably be dry. Now there is an aerosol accelerator that you can spray on right after application of CA.
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Sure. I have a heat gun and a hair dryer in my shop by the lathe. Been doing this for about 12 - 13 years. A hair dryer is better overall because it does not get as hot. With a heat gun, there is less tolerance for incorrect distance. In unheated shops where temperatures go below 60F, medium CA and even thin will begin to progressively take more time to cure. AND what most people do not realize is that with temp swings there are often humidity swings which affect other finishes. It is not only the temp, but humidity that affects the curing time of CA and different finishes.

if the moisture content of a blank is high after sitting in 75% humidity for a few days, the heat on the outside from curing CA can cause cloudiness inside the CA layer as the humidity is drawn outward. I heat my blanks when I haven't turned the heat on in the shop. The hair dryer will help in speeding up the curing and will help get the moisture out of the wood before applying.

IF one uses Paper Towel as an applicator, it is less of a problem because the PT puts on thinner layers and the PT friction action heats the blank and CA. But it takes many more layers to build up a finish.
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Ok thank you. My shop is not heated and I thought a hair dryer would help. Thanks a lot!!!


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Thanks hank for that info. I usually heat my shop up some so I wasn't aware of this. I thought super glue would just harden no matter what. It does to my fingers. Lol
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Solarez (Youtube it) cures via UV light in a few seconds. I have experimented with it with limited success. Before going that route, read all you can about oxygen inhibition.

I am finding the gluboost combo to work really well. Fewer coats.
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Solarez (Youtube it) cures via UV light in a few seconds. I have experimented with it with limited success. Before going that route, read all you can about oxygen inhibition.

I am finding the gluboost combo to work really well. Fewer coats.
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