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CA glue - keeping it at the ready?
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Virginia, United States
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Posted: Friday, December 18, 2020 - 05:21 AM UTC
Not sure if this is the right forum for this one.

I usually avoid using superglue, always end up gluing my fingers to the models instead of the photoetch, etc.

So I bought a 2 oz. bottle w/needle applicator like I see so many use on you tube videos and my question is,

How do you let this bottle of CA glue sit on your workbench between uses?

Do you need to seal the bottle and rinse the needle applicator out between uses or can it sit on your bench upright & uncapped?

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Posted: Friday, December 18, 2020 - 06:04 AM UTC
Good question. I've never used the precision applicator tips. I tend to squeeze a bit out onto the bottom of a paint bottle and use a 0.7 or 0.5 pencil lead to transfer a drop of glue from the puddle to the application spot.
I got tired of the CA setting up in the nozzle of the bottles, so I've taken to storing it in the fridge between sessions. You could try that, just don't confuse it for your favorite condiment.