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My glue applicator is glued; What should I do?

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  • Member since
    January 2021
  • From: Quebec, Canada
My glue applicator is glued; What should I do?
Posted by ww2Xplorer on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 8:06 AM

Hi everyone!

I have began to use an old glue applicator. The first day, it worked but now it seems that the opening is completely glued.

I tried to enter something very fine in the opening and cut the opening several times but it's not working. Now I see something yellow in the narrow tube. I don't know what it is but the glue wont come out.

What would you suggest me to do?

Glue

Tags: Glue
  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 8:27 AM

I would use a small drill bit the size of the opening and drill it out.  Make sure you cap it when it is not in use!

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  • Member since
    January 2021
  • From: Quebec, Canada
Posted by ww2Xplorer on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 8:37 AM

Thanks but I have done this too and it's not working. And I always put the cap on when I don't use it.

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    April 2020
Posted by Eaglecash867 on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 8:41 AM

If you get a bottle of Tamiya Extra Thin Cement, your problems will be solved.  Cool

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    January 2021
  • From: Quebec, Canada
Posted by ww2Xplorer on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 8:47 AM

Ok very interesting info but for now I will stick with this one because I have three new bottles from Testors.

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    June 2010
Posted by montague on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 1:41 PM

The yellow seems to be a foreign substance or item in the tube. You have to get it out or drill it out. 

fox
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  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 8:28 PM

I replaced the piece of tubing in my bottle with a 22 gauge syringe needle. If you know anyone that is a diabetic and takes insulin, they can save a needle or two for you.

Hope that this helps.

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  • Member since
    January 2021
  • From: Quebec, Canada
Posted by ww2Xplorer on Thursday, January 14, 2021 4:55 PM

I spent more than one hour trying to remove and drill the yellow substance in the nose. It didn't work. I also cut the nose several times but the yellow substance is still there and the glue wont come out.

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Friday, January 15, 2021 9:18 AM

I would throw that bottle away since you have three others from Testors.  I'm not sure what you are doing to get the nozzle clogged up, but it may be time to rethink and re-educate yourself on gluing techniques.  If there is a foreign substance in there and you can't drill it out, then you are allowing something to get in there in the first place.    

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