Originally Posted by Steve Westphal
Once again, I have a 2oz. bottle of thin ca that will be dried up with 3/4 of an ounce left. It has always been in low light and reasonable temp. Can I keep them in the frig? My father kept his "Ambroid glue" in the frig!!! It was along side of his film as he was a photographer. What say???? Buy smaller bottles?
I use the Bob Smith line of CA glues and I keep the bottles in a box inside the freezer in my refridge.
If I am using the glue I dont bother to put it in there after every building session....I just complete the project and if there is any glue left over I put it back in the freezer.
So....bottles of CA glue go in the freezer when not in use....regardless if it has been opened or not.
As far as cleaning the tips etc....I use a glass jar with some nitro in it. I soak all tips and tops in there when not in use....I leave them in there for years without problems.
Acetone would probably be just as good but I have never tried it.
I leave the original top on the bottle unopened....ie...I do not cut the top of the cap off...it is still sealed.
When I want to use the glue I remove from the freezer, replace the top with a cut off top, install a tip extender then get to work.
When done I remove the tip extender and top, put both in the nitro and put back on the uncut top.
When finished with the project....back into the freezer.
Been doing this for years and haven't had a bottle go bad yet.
I remember having an open bottle of Carl Goldberg JET thick CA in the freezer for about 10 years....it never went bad and I eventually used it all.