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#1 Scottnkat

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 01:30 PM

I don't know how many of you guys have problems with glue bottles that like to spill over, but with my occasional hand spasms and even just plain klutziness, I haven't yet had a single bottle of glue last me - every single bottle has been knocked over at least once, sometimes completely ruining the model parts on the desk at the time.  Here's what I did to resolve it: 

I picked up a round wood plaque at Michael's for about $0.80 or so.  I brought it home and drilled a hole in the middle just slightly larger than the bottle of glue.  I was able to finish the old bottle and I am now halfway through this bottle and not a single spill since. 

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#2 Swamp Dog

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 03:46 PM

great tip..



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 03:51 PM

That is a good tip...



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 12:11 AM

Yep, great tip, have had the same problem a time or two myself, maybe it's something in the glue ?    :D 



#5 Tom Geiger

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 11:13 AM

Nice idea.  My bottle of Zap A Gap is a shape that just loves to fall over. Fortunately it doesn't spill.  I have glued it in to the bottom of a cut down small cup to give it a larger base.



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 11:59 AM

Excellent idea!  Thanks for sharing...



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 12:57 PM

Another way to prevent glue/paint spills.

I went down to the local Habitat for Humanity resale store and picked up some 12 x 12 ceramic tiles for 50 cents a piece. Then I picked up some scrap PVC pipe sections for a .10 cents. I glued the pipe sections to the ceramic tiles with 5 minute epoxy and with a hey nonnie I have a spill proof glue and paint holders.

 

I purchased a lazy susan at the local ace. Glued it to two ceramic tiles and now I have a rotating paint stand.

 

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messing up one model at a time

 



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Posted 20 September 2013 - 01:54 AM

HI! SCOTT WHERE DO YOU BUY THE PRO WELD GLUE?

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 12:28 PM

I typically get it at my local hobby shop.  When they have it in stock, I'll buy 3 or 4 bottles at a time.  Once I had to order online from Model Roundup. 



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Posted 20 September 2013 - 12:38 PM

I use an old cap from a can of primer.  Not as much circumference as yours, but it seems to work OK.  I might try your idea though.