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Old 01-18-2008, 08:11 PM
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What normal thing can you buy locally to use as an activator for CA glue?I know finger nail polish remover can be used as a debonder ,but can be used to activate it ?
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Old 01-19-2008, 12:20 AM
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You can buy an accelerator usually at the same place where you get your CA at. It usually comes in a little squirt bottle.
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Old 01-19-2008, 01:14 AM
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Default RE: CA glue activator

Can't recall which works, but either baking soda or baking powder works also... Believe it's the soda, works as a great filler also!
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Old 01-19-2008, 01:27 AM
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Baking soda. Put it in a salt shaker to sprinkle it where it's needed.
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Old 01-19-2008, 01:33 AM
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Good old Arm and Hammer makes a great filler but watch out for the smoke when the CA goes off! This used to be a problem in the old days but haven't had that happen in a long time.
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Old 01-19-2008, 10:03 AM
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Default RE: CA glue activator

I forgot about the search on here and did one on CA glue activator substitute and came up with about the same thing.One post said mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda with 1 cup of water.
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Old 03-03-2008, 10:20 PM
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Yep, we love our baking soda! The only specific thing I can add is it's the [8D]alkaline pH [8D]that kicks off the Cya glue. The delivery system for my baking soda is a powder blue baby snot sucker bulb. Ho HO!
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