Preventing glue spills...

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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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Posted · Report post

great tip..

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Posted · Report post

That is a good tip...

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Posted · Report post

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

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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 · Report post

Excellent idea! Thanks for sharing...

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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.

Bob Gregory

messing up one model at a time

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

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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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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.

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