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Home made CA accelerator?
Posted by rocketman2000 on Thursday, October 21, 2021 9:08 AM

I just ran out of commercial CA accelerator.  It will be at least Saturday before I can get more.  In the meantime, I have read about homemade stuff- baking soda in water.  I am thinking of giving that a try in my empty spray bottle.  Anyone try that formula?  The commercial stuff is an organic solvent of some sort, but the things I have read say the baking soda solution works.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by armornut on Thursday, October 21, 2021 9:19 AM

  Just water should work Don, the moisture on our finger tips is why they stick together. I would try a spritz of plain water before a solution that could leave a residue after drying.

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Thursday, October 21, 2021 11:26 AM

+1 for plain old water.  Just have to have something to cut the CA off from the free oxygen in the air, and water does the trick nicely.

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Posted by Pawel on Thursday, October 21, 2021 7:05 PM

Hello!

I've seen lacquer thinner make CA bond faster - I'm just not sure which component does the trick. The thinner has toluene, acetone, and acetate.

Good luck with your CA nad have a nice day

Paweł

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Posted by rocketman2000 on Friday, October 22, 2021 7:33 AM

Pawel

Hello!

I've seen lacquer thinner make CA bond faster - I'm just not sure which component does the trick. The thinner has toluene, acetone, and acetate.

Good luck with your CA nad have a nice day

Paweł

 

Isn't ca debonder also lacquer?

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Pawel on Friday, October 22, 2021 7:50 AM

Well, I don't know... to be true I never used a debonder, only heard about it many times, like here on the forums...

Funny thing - some years ago there was a company here in Poland sellins small 2 Gram tubes of thin CA almost everywhere - newspaper kiosks, grocery stores, everywhere. They were good value for money - 2 gram costing about 25 to 50 cents recalculated from Polish Zlotys. And the tubes were made extra cheap to make it hard to use up the whole tube - they wanted you to go back and buy another one if you neded more glue. The joke: the same company also made and sold the debonder, but only a few special shops had it in stock because it cost in excess of 20$ package... Clever business plan, huh?

Now those shitty, cheap tubes really taught me how to handle thin CA.

And yes, brushing on a small amount of lacquer thinner on top of a blob of CA made it go hard fast, very handy for filling gaps.

Thanks for reading and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

fox
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Posted by fox on Friday, December 10, 2021 7:33 PM

Acetone is the debonder. My wife gets samples of acetone based nail polish remover. I keep a bottle on the bench all the time. As was said above water is the accelerator. Never tried the spritz bottle but I think the finest spray pattern comes from a perfume bottle. I just wet the tip of a toothpick.

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