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Precise super glue application?

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Precise super glue application?
Posted by dreadpyrat on Monday, June 29, 2020 12:18 AM

Hi all, any tips on applying thin or thick super glue precisely? I feel like I've seen people use aftermarket bottles with metal tube tips to apply glue in thin beads. 

I need to put down a bit of glue and using a toothpick isnt fast enough for what I need. I dont like using disposable stuff like those plastic tips you can buy in bulk; its just wasteful. Any recommendations for bottles that that fit the bill and that you can store the glue in when not in use? 

 Thanks!

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Posted by steve5 on Monday, June 29, 2020 3:25 AM

quite a few guy's here , jam a needle point first into a handle of some type and cut the eye in half , the two points hold just enough glue for the job .

I've got this one too , it's very good .

http://www.creativedynamicllc.com/the-glue-looper.html

 

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  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Monday, June 29, 2020 8:21 AM

steve5
quite a few guy's here , jam a needle point first into a handle of some type and cut the eye in half , the two points hold just enough glue for the job .

I do a variation on this, a 2" section of stiff wire superglued into a toothpick half. It lets me do a much tinier drop when needed, than the needle's half-loop.

When residue builds up I burn it off with a lighter and it's good as new. [Use only in well-ventilated areas, obviously.]

Greg

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Monday, June 29, 2020 8:43 AM

If you need an applicator that is thin, flexible, and has a long reach, I've had success with using a piece of uncooked spaghetti.

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, June 29, 2020 12:54 PM

I ise the toothpick for gel CA, the cut needle for the thin stuff.  Why do you need to do it quickly?

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by dreadpyrat on Monday, June 29, 2020 5:26 PM

You know, that Glue Looper looks perfect for me. I'll pick some up. Thanks so much all! Apprecaite the feedback. 

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