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#1 ClauseRose

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 03:41 PM

Okay, I am far from new to this, going on 8 years of painting, but I have the hardest time with my glues. I am cheap and I am tired of replacing a half used container. I have tried a couple different versions of Citadel, GOOP, Ailene's metal glue, and a few others. Each and every time I make it no father than half way thru and the rest dries up. Is there any way to fix this? I tried storing it in the fridge last time and that didn't seem to help.
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 04:14 PM

Okay, I am far from new to this, going on 8 years of painting, but I have the hardest time with my glues. I am cheap and I am tired of replacing a half used container. I have tried a couple different versions of Citadel, GOOP, Ailene's metal glue, and a few others. Each and every time I make it no father than half way thru and the rest dries up. Is there any way to fix this? I tried storing it in the fridge last time and that didn't seem to help.


I generally just use those little Duro tubes with the screw on caps. They're cheap, haven't had issues with them drying up on me, and if they do... well, they're cheap, and there are plenty more in the pack.
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 05:16 PM

I buy the small cheap tubes that come 2-6 to a pack. Store them with the tip upright in a small cup. This keeps them from clogging. Also, try not to goop up the nozzle, wipe it off or use the knife to scrape off glue so that the lid can be put on securely. This will help keep it from drying out.
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 05:17 PM

I use the Gorilla Glue Super Glue equivilant. I LOVE THAT STUFF. The only time I ever had a bottle go bad on before it ran out was because I didn't keep the tip clean.
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 05:49 PM

I use the Gorilla Glue Super Glue equivilant. I LOVE THAT STUFF.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 07:41 PM

I use the liquid Gorilla super in the clear plastic container, the gel Gorilla in the squeeze tube, and the gel Loc-Tite in both squeeze and plastic containers. All of these are relatively smaller containers, and maybe that's the solution, as it looks like the others here with no drying-out also are buying smaller amounts at a time.
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 08:23 PM

GG Super Glue here as well. Love the stuff & this coming from using ZapAGap & other reputable brand names. What I like about the GG one is the tip doesn't clog up as fast as say ZAG. I also like that I can use the stuff on painted parts. When I'm gluing styrene parts in my models I'll use Tamiya styrene glue but once their painted I'll go with GG.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:50 AM

I use Loctite Gel Control and P3 for traditional superglue. The P3 one has a nail in the lid and I've had the same bottle for over 2 years now.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:40 PM

BSI Glue. Great stuff.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:45 PM

I used to use Zap a Gap, too, but now I'm a sworn devotee of Gorilla Glue. That stuff is amazing!

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:12 AM

I used ZaG and Loctite for years. About 7 months ago I tried my first bottle of Gorilla Glue and never looked back.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:10 AM

Glue is probably the hobby supply I need to replace most often. I've just consigned myself to accept it. CA and two-part epoxy glues only seem to stay good for a couple of years or so. Green stuff and some other epoxy products have the same issue. (Though Apoxie Sculp seems to last longer than GS.) Just part of their chemical make-up, I guess. For CA, buying smaller containers and making sure to seal the container well after each use is about the only tip I have for getting the most from them.

I guess another thing you could try is to go in batches. Prep and assemble a bunch of figures at a time until you use up a bottle of glue. If you also use the glue for basing, you can wait until you have a bunch of figures finished painting and do the basing in batches, too.
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:16 AM

Glue is probably the hobby supply I need to replace most often. I've just consigned myself to accept it. CA and two-part epoxy glues only seem to stay good for a couple of years or so. Green stuff and some other epoxy products have the same issue. (Though Apoxie Sculp seems to last longer than GS.) Just part of their chemical make-up, I guess. For CA, buying smaller containers and making sure to seal the container well after each use is about the only tip I have for getting the most from them.

I guess another thing you could try is to go in batches. Prep and assemble a bunch of figures at a time until you use up a bottle of glue. If you also use the glue for basing, you can wait until you have a bunch of figures finished painting and do the basing in batches, too.


This (emphasis mine). Smaller bottles, large batches. If you use all of a container in one go, it doesn't really have time to dry out.
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:51 PM

I HATE superglue. But, that said, I'll put my vote in for Gorilla Glue super glue. I like the holding power, and also the metal needle part inside the cap that keeps the openning clear.
 
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:56 PM

Keeping the nozzle clear is pretty easy. Just tap the bottle on the table and wipe the tip off.

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