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    I'm not sure if this the correct place to post this, but perhaps one of the moderators will move it if necessary.

    My question. Does anyone know of a super glue that is in gel form and doesn't run? I need to glue some rounded surfaces together and I don't want the glue to run down the sides.

    Any advise you can give me is appreciated. Thanks.

    El
    WisEl

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    They do have several brands of CA gel on the market. Try your local Michaels or other large craft store or any hobby store. Hot stuff is one brand that comes to mind.
    "Still Montana Mike"

    "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
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    • #3
      CA glue, from several manufacturers, are generally available in three viscosities; thin, medium, and thick. The medium, which I usually use has the consistancy of molasses, or ketchup. It flows slooowly. I have no experience with the thick. One thing to be aware of is that the cure time increases with the thicker materials. So if that's an issue, make sure you get some accelerator.

      If the thick CA doesn't do it for you, consider getting a "five minute" epoxy. Again there are several brands, they are two part systems. They have the advantage over CA glues that they are gap filling.

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      • #4
        Your local model boat/aircraft shop will have it. If you prefer online shopping try Tower Hobbies TowerHobbies.com | Shop by Category: Cyanoacrylate Glues

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        • #5
          There is a gel superglue. You can get it in Walmart even. Check the hardwood department for a whole selection. I have also found that any superglue will set up faster if the wood is slightly damp. Or if you also apply wood glue w/it.
          T
          Theresa

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          • #6
            I consider Aleen's Tacky Glue to be about the best available. It doesn't run and it bonds extremely well (all the Aleen's types I've tried work well). It's available at Michael's.

            Lou
            www.woodbylouise.ca

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            • #7
              I've been using the loctite brand gel CA glues--can get them at walmart/lowes/home depot/etc. I put the CA glue on one side, and a thin film of Arlenes or wood glue on the other. When I put the two pieces together I've got a few seconds and then the joint sets up pretty good.

              David

              David Griffin
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              • #8
                Like David, I use the Loctite brand. The bottle has enough glue for a lot of projects. Much better bargain then the little bottles of glue at the discount stores.
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                StephenD


                The Southern Arizona Woodturners Association
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                • #9
                  Thank you, everyone, for your advise. I picked up a tube of Krazy Glue Gel at the local hardware store. It is suppose to be run free. I will try it on a practice piece before using it on the final projects.

                  I think I will get some Loctite CA gel the next time I visit Wal-Mart, Menards or Home Depot, just to have on hand.

                  El
                  WisEl

                  RBI Hawk 226 VS

                  Go Brewers!

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                  • #10
                    Hi Northstar. I have just noticed under the "Review" tab at the top of the page is a review of Gorilla CA glue. Might be just what you are looking for

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                    • #11
                      Thanks Kiwi, that is a very interesting article. I'm gonna look for some of that glue.

                      I'm making some small ornaments that may be bumped around and it sounds like this is the glue I should use.

                      El
                      WisEl

                      RBI Hawk 226 VS

                      Go Brewers!

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