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Old 05-25-2015, 06:54 AM
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I know this is not related to RC but found a neat use for CA and maybe this idea has been around before, but I thought it worthy to share. Have you ever stripped the plastic end or sleeve off the end of a shoe lace, leaving the end frayed. I did and I fixed it with CA, first make a clean cut of the end, removing the fray; tie a knot in the end of the shoe lace leaving about 3/4" of the end free, soak that 3/4" section with thin CA, when dry untie the knot, perfect replacement for that plastic sleeve.
Old 05-25-2015, 07:00 AM
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I've done this in the past, works well and lasts. CA is also good for fixing the grandkids toys, makes grandpa a hero who can fix anything. A little medium or thick CA and a shot of accelerator gives instant gratification.
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The M.D. glued a slice of skin back on to my hand a week ago with something similar to CA
Old 05-25-2015, 08:36 PM
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I've done the end of the shoe lace trick too. I have also glued my wife's fake fingernails back on after she popped one off. It's the same stuff the nail guy uses when she get her nails done. Fixing her broken nail using model airplane stuff makes all that model airplane crap in our basement not look so bad (good PR).
Old 05-27-2015, 02:27 PM
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I like lightweight eyeglass frames. The lenses are bad about popping out. A drop of CA in each corner will keep them there a long time.
Old 05-27-2015, 05:11 PM
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I had a crown come off of a tooth several years ago, Tried re-attaching with medium CA. Lasted a week and then came off again. Off to the dentist I went.
Old 05-28-2015, 04:47 AM
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I have use Ca as a liquid suture several times . Works well . Just don't use any kicker - Ouchhhh.....LOL
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Don't use CA glue off the shelf, its not sterile and can cause some major infection. My doc told me to never use it for that.
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Maybe when you do use the kicker, then it becomes "sterile"!..... Just kidding.
Old 05-29-2015, 02:03 PM
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Well the Doc is probably right that its not sterile but I haven't had an infection in the last 20+ years of using it to slow the bleeding . Sometimes the overly educated are overly cautious too.
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As a glue for cuts, I have been using it for years. I am not brand specific, whatever I have nearest available. It was originally invented for the troops in the war, I would like to say Vietnam, but cannot remember. I am sure theirs was not medical grade either. And yes, do not use accelerator, unless you want a good burn. I believe that upon my try at using accelerator on a cut once, I thought I honestly saw my skin smoking!
Old 05-29-2015, 11:15 PM
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"Super Glue" was developed by the Eastman Kodak Co. for bonding canopies on WWII airplanes. It has been formulated for, and adapted to many applications. There are specific formulations for the medical field. Research (Google) Eastman 910, and see what comes up?
Old 06-03-2015, 09:17 PM
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Another user for sutures..

Including on my dog when the suture from surgery opened on a weekend and the vet who did the surgery couldnt see her for 24hrs. My buddy who was a large animal vet said "you got glue right?, then glue her up".
Old 06-04-2015, 05:19 AM
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Once dropped my flagpole end pot metal eagle and the wing broke off. CA'd it and I can hardly tell where the break is. But that is probably a perfect use. Pot metal breaks all irregular making all sorts of nooks and crannies for the glue to perform. It's holding up well after two years.
Old 07-15-2015, 11:32 AM
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CA is also safe for fish tanks as well. I've used it often to secure corals to rock work or create rock sculptures by gluing various pieces of base rock together.
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I use an iPad for my RCU fix. I made a PVC iPad holder that did not work too good. It was unbalanced and the iPad kept falling on me. So I built this model and thought I'd post it FWIW.

It has 3 angle positions. I had to rebuild the center section and tried to reuse some of the old wood. But that CA just would not give without damaging the wood. This holder is just glued together with CA.

i already have an order for two.
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Old 10-03-2015, 05:49 AM
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My iPad stand, no glue.
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Old 10-03-2015, 10:09 AM
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Tom, i love it.
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The top of the toilet seat of your worst enemy.
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Originally Posted by Tom Nied View Post
My iPad stand, no glue.
Tom, that really looks good. I am making one similar. It will be a cookie I cut from some firewood that I have. Should look interesting. Gift for a friend.
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Ok I have to tell this story again...

I was working with this sort of tough guy one time and he had cut himself.. He was trying to ca the cut closed ... We used CA at that job in the building of our screens for printing.. Well this guy is getting frustrated because the glue is old and won't kick... he was about to give up when I suggested throw some baking soda from in the fridge on it.. I told him baking soda was a catalyst for super glue...
he was all like
"Yeah , right"

I walked over and grabbed it..took a pinch and sprinkled it on the glue.. it started warming up and kicked...he looked at me with this jaw dropped down face .. like ,are you a wizard? or chemical engineer.. it was priceless.... he just kept talking about how unbelievable it was I would know that ...
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I have even seen guys at the field use ashes from a cigarette to kickoff CA.

That iPad stand I made was an interesting project. A piece of 2x4 in the basement and the table saw. Took longer to sand and finish it.
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Old 10-04-2015, 08:43 AM
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I work in an urgent care and we use a product called Dermabond. It is not CA but close to it. Because it is medical grade you can't just buy one but a whole box and unlike CA its microbial for several days. That way people are less likely to get C-Diff or MRSA. It is also much more flexible than CA. The CA cracks with movement while this stuff is almost rubbery. CA won't hurt you but it really doesn't do the job like this stuff will. Then again for a couple hundred bucks less who would complain about CA!! We also put this stuff on top of Sutures to seal them up better.
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Wasn't that one of the original use of CA? Holding wounds together?
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Tom, An internet search of Eastman 910 resulted in a Wikipedia article on super glue. It was formulated in 1942 as an adhesive for gun sites, but found unsuitable.There is more information if you are interested in checking it out. Greg

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