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Author Topic: Keeping CA glue from drying out in the tube  (Read 497 times)

Offline neilfsmith

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Keeping CA glue from drying out in the tube
« on: April 23, 2018, 01:53:56 pm »
This may be common knowledge around here, but just in case I thought I would share. Just before starting my latest build, I found a pretty cool tip for extending the shelf life of your CA glue. Whenever I have used CA glue in the past, I have had to quickly use what I can because within a few days or weeks, the glue would dry inside the tube and I'd have to go out a buy a new tube. Not the end of the world, but it can be frustrating.

So here's the tip: Pour about an inch or two of DampRid (moisture-absorbing calcium chloride crystals) into a jar with a lid. Place the CA glue in there when you are not using it and be sure to close the lid. I did this in January, and the CA glue is just as new as on the day I first opened it.

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Re: Keeping CA glue from drying out in the tube
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2018, 06:37:52 pm »
Makes sense.  Good tip!


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