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Old 06-13-2007, 12:00 PM   #1
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Super glue...drying time...?


Just a quick Q on how long does it take super glue gel to actually dry or cure?

i had to superglue a powerhead to a hang-on bracket (normally i'd use epoxy but i don't have any left & i know thats 24 hrs for the type i use)and i don't want the thing to fall off and create a blizzard 5 minutes later, but i want to get it back in the water before i forget and its a matter of days before i remember to go back to it....


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Old 06-13-2007, 12:05 PM   #2
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IME it's almost instant, but I'd wait 5 minutes in your case just to be sure.
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i laid it on pretty thick.... and its been about 20 minutes now... so it should be good to go in?
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I think so, does it feel lke it's solid or does it wiggle a little?
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Old 06-13-2007, 12:08 PM   #5
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i laid it on pretty thick.... and its been about 20 minutes now... so it should be good to go in?

Give it the wiggle test
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Old 06-13-2007, 12:17 PM   #6
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yeah, it still wiggles a bit and has some fumes still.... so i guess its not ready...


this is going to take all afternoon i bet ...LOL
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Old 06-13-2007, 12:18 PM   #7
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you should have put some skin in the glob somewhere
then it would bond instantly
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Old 06-13-2007, 12:29 PM   #8
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naah... i just glopped it on one side and stuck the parts together then wrapped it with tape to hold while drying....

fingers, eyebrows, noses...instant bond time, but with plastic pieces that aren't attached to a person...SOL

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Old 06-13-2007, 12:31 PM   #9
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I'd let it set out for the night
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ya think sitting it next to a running fan would speed anything up?
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Old 06-13-2007, 12:41 PM   #11
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ya think sitting it next to a running fan would speed anything up?

just the wind around it

the problem your having is the skin is not allowing the curing agent to work on the center
depending on how much you put on, it may take a long time (days)

FWIW, next time do it in stages and build up the glue in 15 minute intervals
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hmmm.... i didn't think i got it that thick... its nice and smashed thin....


i should have just glued the PH to my forehead and put on my snorkel
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hmmm.... i didn't think i got it that thick... its nice and smashed thin....


i should have just glued the PH to my forehead and put on my snorkel

that would be pretty funny
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Old 06-13-2007, 01:34 PM   #15
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Hello, everyone, this my first post because I have not had anything to add, but I think i can help on this one. I believe if you submerge the parts in water, it will act as an accelerator and solidify the glue instantly or speed it up. I use super glue at work to bond plastics and the accelarator we use has water as the main ingredient.I hope this helps.
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