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any tips on keeping the super glue tip from sealing,after awhile I always have to clean the tip either with a pin or a drill bit,it's really gotten old...thanks

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I don't know if this helps but I  take the top off the bottle and apply with a tooth pick each time by putting the tooth pick in the bottle for a drop...

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Do you mean the extended fine point tip you stick on the bottle? If so... After using the tip, I use a small corner piece of paper towel or napkin rolled to a fine point and insert it from the bottom up to soak up the glue - so far, so good.

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no this is the tip that is on the bottle and you have to snip the tip...

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I use an old drill bit, and try not to knock the bottle over. 

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There is gonna be different types of bottles sold for hobby usen the ones branded for your hobby store. Particularly I bought some thick slow cure that has a metal pin installed in the cap so it will insert into the bottle opening. Now I am not sure if it came with this or it was a replacement cap an nozzle the sell along with the glue. I can look on Hobbytown website if it is listed or do a search for replacement tops for glue bottles.

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Some have been mentioning ways to apply superglue. A sewing needle (the end with the eye) works great for precision application of super glue. The eyes hold a tiny amount of superglue and capillary action pulls it to the parts you’re gluing together.

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I'm the consummate pack rat, so I save the screw-off tips and the caps. I keep them in an olive jar (short and fat) with acetone in it, so if the tip I'm currently using clogs up, I just swap it with one from the jar.

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On 2/11/2018 at 12:08 AM, Ace-Garageguy said:

This product seems to be pretty much immune to the problem...

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Having used CA glues in model building since the 1980's (Goldberg Jet) i've found that the thicker consistency CA's do not set up nearly as rapidly as the original formulae, very thin consistency will.  Having said that, I use needle tip extensions (Bob Smith Models) which have a full inch or so of approximately 1/64" inside diameter tubing that is at least an inch long.  When sitting for any length of time, a 32nd inch or so hardened plug will form at the end of that tube--to clear it, I simply slice that portion which is plugged, off with my Xacto knife.  These tips come a dozen to the pkg,  very inexpensive, when I see them in a hobby shop, I buy 4-6 pkgs (12 to the package) just so I never run out.   Been using them since the 1980's.

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I use the long pins that are used to attached corsages . They are about 3 inches long and reach down into the bottle. You do gotta clean them off once in a while . 10 for $1.99 at Hobby Lobby.

 

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Try this.

When you're done with your modeling session,  touch the tip to a tissue to draw the excess glue out of the tip. Dab a small amount of Vaseline onto the tip and then cap it off and put it in the freezer of your refrigerator. The cold keeps the glue from drying and the Vaseline keeps it from sticking to the tip. Anything else can easily be cleared out with a pin.

Hope this helps.

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