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Good evening fellow paint-with-a-#0-brush-ians,


I recently picked up a new kind of glue and I thought I would pass along my thoughts.

"What's that? A new glue?" you say?  Yes Virginia, this glue remains in a gel like state

until you cure it by shining an ultraviolent  ultraviolet light on it.


After having many exciting gluing sessions with liquid superglue and the inevitable swearing

and tearing off of flesh that entails I searched for a viable alternative. I could apply the glue,

position things as I wanted them at my leisure, use a "third hand" to hold them, then shine

the light on them to "cement" things as I wanted them.


It works, and it doesn't. It does all those things well. The problem is that the light cannot shine

through opaque metal and plastic so the glue inside the joint remains uncured. The glue joint

is not strong.


There is some good news though. This stuff is very clear and makes wonderful clear ice for those winter

themed dioramas you've been making for Santa.


Here's what you get in the package:



You unscrew the cap from the black tube and apply the gel.

Then shine the light of hardening upon it:



The UV flashlight is the handy weird thing you see on the left side in the first image.

You squeeze and hold it for a four to five seconds to cure the glue.


If you've had better luck with this stuff please let me know how you did it?



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 I'm having flashbacks to getting fillings at the dentist, lol...


I'm guessing that this stuff would only be good for nice flat joins, and smaller ones at that...  The only thing that I could think of would be to make sure you rotate the light completely around the join to make sure the light gets it from all angles. On a flat join, the light should be able to reflect off the metal and get to the glue in the center, but if it's in an arm socket or something, you're not going to get enough light in there to cure it.

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Nice review! I've seen this before and its been on my wishlist for quite some time now. I'd seen in other reviews that it works better on plastic than metal.


It also gives me flashbacks of the dentists office. :)

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