How do I keep the bottle tip from clogging with cured Cyanoacrylate (CA)?
After use lightly tap the bottle to assist the CA to drain back into the bottle. Eventually the nozzle will clog - either cut back the nozzle. storing in a dry environment will help - see Dry Box and Dry Pak.
or replace with the Stick Fast Change-A-Tip product.
The Change-A-Tip system comes with 8 tips with a bayonet lock than can be easily replaced. The tips are precision dispense. Replacing the tips instead of cutting them back keeps the application precise.
Clean Change-A-Tips with DeBonder or acetone to extend its use. make sure all solvent has been removed to avoid contaminating the CA
What happens when the CA turns white when using the Activator?
Too much Activator turns the CA white. CA may also bubble or foam up because of the heat generated by the ultra fast curing. Use a light spray of Activator, ideally use the Stick Fast Aerosol Activator with a fine mist to minimize this from happening.
What happens when the Dry Pak turns pink?
The Dry Pak is a color changing desiccant that will help keep a dry storage environment ideal for the CA.
The Dry Pak turns from blue to pink when it can no longer absorb moisture.
Simply put the Dry Pak in the microwave for several minutes to dry it out.
Caution! The Dry Pak may be hot. It will be blue and will work again.
What happens when the Epoxy gets too thick? - it was just sitting on my shelf.
Stick Fast Epoxy does not have solvents. It thickens in cool temperatures or as it gets older.
To thin, submerge the bottle in hot water for a few minutes or put in a microwave for 5-10 seconds at a time. Let cool before using.
What happens when the CA Wood Finish cracks?
Cracking occurs when Stick Fast CA Wood Finish is applied too thickly and does not cure between layers.
Several thin coats are better than a few thick coats. This also occurs when the CA Wood Finish is getting old creating the same results as too thick of a coat. It is still good to use as a bonding CA, so don't throw it away just yet.
Customer Tips and Top Projects
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Build a canoe!
Don D. built an 18" canoe with Stick Fast CA. He found that the CA cured the wood strips faster, better, and tighter on the frames than any other glue. Click here to see how.
Make a pen! Finish with Stick Fast CA Wood finish!
Colin N. of Kallenshaan Woods uses CA to finish a turned pen.
Hero M. of Peachtree City, Georgia turns her first pen, a purple wood finished with CA Wood.
Don D. used Thin CA and Change-A-Tips to inlay turquoise stones on wood.
Fills Gaps and Dents in Wood!
Joe M. of Hiawassee, GA, fills holes in wood with a mix of one part baking soda to ten parts fine saw dust. Press mixture into gap and level with flat edge. Apply CA Thin to finish. The baking soda accelerates the cure deep into the crack where activator can't reach
Keri M. of Gainesville, FL, repairs antique ceramics with CA. She recommends to apply a small amount of CA and to use DeBonder to clean up extra CA. She varies using Thin CA, Medium CA, and Thick CA depending on the size of the break.
Kelsi M. of Boca Raton, FL, raves about CA Medium for her bead jewelry crafts. Before, she could never keep the bead knot secure on the clasps, but with CA, her bead jewelry is secure and her sales have increased like never before!
Repair Finger Nails!
Brooke M. of Las Vegas, NM, repairs her broken nails with CA. Running after two small kids is hard work on her hands and she appreciates any help she can get! She loves CA Medium.
Solves Spider Cracking!
Chris W., an avid pen turner, realized that he applied too much CA Wood Finish and his pens had spider cracks. He suggest that several thin coats of CA Wood Finish is better than a few thicker coats.
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