Thursday, January 12, 2012

Be careful with superglue

Amazingly enough, this isn't a "watch out, or you'll glue yourself to yourself" post. Nor is it a "don't get it in your eye" post. It's not even a "be careful around the fumes."

No, this is a more plebian warning. It is simply "don't let your tubes of superglue get holes in them."

Why? Because superglue cures upon exposure to air. Which means that one tiny hole, left for months, results in this:



That's a mass of solidified glue. It looks and feels like plastic. I actually cut away the metal tube, leaving just the superglue attached to the cap.

1 comment:

High Power Rocketry said...

Yeah I see this as the norm with CA glues... they just don't last forever and I buy a new one.