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Old 05-27-2004, 03:43 PM   #1
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Angry CA Glue

Is there anything else i can use BESIDES CA Glue? I hate CA Glue it gets on my fingers and all over, it can become a big mess. Is there something else that can do the job? Super Glue? Krazy Glue? now i gotta get this Sh** off my hands, it also starts to burn your eyes if you look at it.
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Super Glue and Krazy glue are just the fancy names for CA. Keep some acetone or nail polish remover on hand for clean up. Remember to use it in a well ventilated area and use it sparingly. A little goes a long way.

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Is there anything else i can use BESIDES CA Glue? I hate CA Glue it gets on my fingers and all over, it can become a big mess. Is there something else that can do the job? Super Glue? Krazy Glue? now i gotta get this Sh** off my hands, it also starts to burn your eyes if you look at it.
LOL. use a Q-Tip man, No more need for that sh*t get on your hands.
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How about some latex gloves?
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get the losi ca glue it comes with a tube that u cut up and put into the opening its a lot easier and less mess
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Old 05-27-2004, 05:58 PM   #6
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Using latex gloves is a good idea but remember the only thing it will prevent is the ca from sticking to your skin. It will stick to the latex and whatever else the latex happens to touch which isn't hard to do if the latex glove doesn't fit well.

That's why in our hospital we switched to a not quite a gel but a higher viscosity CA for glueing cuts. The liquid CA has a great deal of capiliary action and tends to run where it finds room to (incidentally making it an ideal gap filler).

Try using a fan near by to blow the fumes and don't get too close!
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but the fumes are all part of the fun lol!

get some acetone - aka nail polish remover witout the girly purfume added and you get 1 litre for the same price as a pitsy 50ml bottle... most good hardware/handyman stores should sell this - or even a paint supplier.
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That's why in our hospital we switched to a not quite a gel but a higher viscosity CA for glueing cuts. The liquid CA has a great deal of capiliary action and tends to run where it finds room to (incidentally making it an ideal gap filler).

Try using a fan near by to blow the fumes and don't get too close!
YOu use super glue to close cuts? as in wounds? First time I heard of that. I've seen the surgical staples but this is the first time I heard of glues.



just wondering, isn't CA toxic? the fumes burn the eyes if you're not careful..
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YOu use super glue to close cuts? as in wounds? First time I heard of that. I've seen the surgical staples but this is the first time I heard of glues.
If you ever wondered why CA works so great sticking your skin together... there's one obvious fact - IT WAS DESIGNED FOR IT!!

If you bothered researching it, you'll find that CA was originally designed as a replacement for surgical sutures in the 1970s. First saw active usage in the Vietnam War.

Used correctly CA is very effective for closing skin to skin wounds. You need to know its design properties and it will do a fantastic job. eg it sets fastest in moist environments (breathe on it to accelerate curing) and the bond is strongest perpendicular to the join interface (glued 2 fingers together? don't try yanking them apart, you'll rip the skin off).

Naturally it is non-toxic and is totally bio-compatible - it will not poison you. Hospitals use CA on a daily basis especially for kiddies; what they use is more expensive only because it is supplied in sterile packaging. And heck, anything sold by medical suppliers are always marked-up majorly.

(lest anyone suspects I don't have a life -I don't- I wrote a uni paper on adhesives for industrial design)
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