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  • Member since
    January, 2015
Brushed Zip Kicker Back Into Bottle
Posted by Radial9 on Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:25 AM

In the ongoing effort to "clean up my act" when it comes to gluing, I was watching a video that used superglue for a seam filler. Rather than spray the zip kicker on the small part, making a spray mess, he poured a small amount out of the bottle and used a small brush to apply the zip kicker.

If place in a clean plastic cup and NOT putting the brush into the zip kicker cup after getting super glue near or on the brush, would it be safe to pour the remainder back into the spary bottle? Might be used for a few hour session to place various pieces together than poured back into spray bottle.

The stuff isn't cheap, would like to reuse the unused portion at the end of a session.

Thoughts??

Thanks,

Bob

  • Member since
    February, 2017
  • From: Dallas, TX
Posted by japan617 on Thursday, February 23, 2017 11:20 AM

I have a bottle of CA kicker with the spray nozzle/tube that extends to the bottom of bottle. I've unscrewed the top and used the tube to dab it onto the CA and put it right back. No ill effects yet.

  • Member since
    July, 2014
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, February 23, 2017 4:47 PM

japan617

I have a bottle of CA kicker with the spray nozzle/tube that extends to the bottom of bottle. I've unscrewed the top and used the tube to dab it onto the CA and put it right back. No ill effects yet.

 

 

I do the same. No problems.

 

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, February 24, 2017 9:10 AM

I use a tiny fork to apply the accelerator.  I made it by grinding in half the eye of a large sewing needle, and jamming the point into a length of dowel.  The advantage of this is that whatever you use will accumulate some harded CA.  Brushes are hard to clean that hardened CA out, while sewing needles are usually stainless steel and I can easily clean the crud off.

I sometimes hold the fork in front of the spray nozzle and give the spray head a quick blast- does waste some, but enough stays in fork.  For an area where I will be using the accelerator a lot, I do put a bit in a very small plastic dish (about an inch in diameter), just barely wet bottom.  Yeah, that does waste a bit, but I find CA accelerator is not a big expense compared to other accessories and supplies.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    March, 2017
Posted by Gerg on Saturday, March 04, 2017 9:54 PM

Hello all,

 
This is my first post so I am not sure how long before it is approved for posting. A proper introduction will come soon.
 
Like Don I also like to use a forked tool made from a needle. It works very good for small drops. 
 
To minimize waste I use the smallest container possible to hold either CA or accelerator. I make the below from Sculpey polymer clay that is hardened in the oven. The indents are made using the end of a paint brush. This one has lasted for a number of builds. If you dump or clean out the glue it takes a long time to fill in the wells. 
 
If a larger application is needed (filling a seam with CA) I like to use a Fineline Applicator with the smallest tip to apply the accelerator. 
 
Another trick to harden CA is to sprinkle it with baking soda. It hardens and sand well. 
 
  • Member since
    March, 2017
Posted by Gerg on Wednesday, March 08, 2017 9:06 AM

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