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Super Glue

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Drive Em, May 15, 2012.

  1. Drive Em
    Joined: Aug 25, 2006
    Posts: 1,748

    Drive Em

    Who uses Super Glue in their car building? I find myself using it more and more for a lot of aspects in building cars. It works great for holding gaskets to their parts instantly. It works awesome as a thread locker. I've installed dash plaques, and repaired plastic trim with it. Any other interesting uses that you have used it for?
  2. tudorkeith
    Joined: May 10, 2009
    Posts: 454


    gorilla glue in a pinch to attach temporary turn signals before any bodywork was begun. I assure you they are properly attached now. have to say though they stayed on until I removed them.
  3. I usually just use it to glue up the cracks in my fingers and stuff.
  4. Royalshifter
    Joined: May 29, 2005
    Posts: 15,511

    from California

    Works great on plastic lenses.

  5. Works amazing on rubber.
  6. RagtopBuick66
    Joined: Dec 12, 2011
    Posts: 1,182


    I use it in lieu of stitches just about every time I work on my car. Why spend all that money to have a Dr. stitch up your "ow damnit" when you can keep the runny red stuff inside yourself with a $1.50 tube of Super Glue? I can't remember the last time I got a stitch, but I can show you a multitude of scars from self-inflicted wounds held together by cyanoacrylate.

    Oh, you mean on a car? Shit no. They make pop rivets for stuff like that.
  7. Rusty O'Toole
    Joined: Sep 17, 2006
    Posts: 9,608

    Rusty O'Toole

    I have never been able to stick anything together with that stuff not even my own fingers.
  8. junk yard kid
    Joined: Nov 11, 2007
    Posts: 2,719

    junk yard kid

    It wont glue a cats tail back on, but it will do a lot of other things.
  9. Drive Em
    Joined: Aug 25, 2006
    Posts: 1,748

    Drive Em

    I also use it during chassis fabrication, it works great for holding tabs and brackets in place where clamps won't fit.
  10. RagtopBuick66
    Joined: Dec 12, 2011
    Posts: 1,182


    Afraid to ask how you know that...
  11. With all the plastics in cars today we use 'Q' bond. It comes with a little bottle of plastic reinforcer powder for those hold to repair areas. Works excellent.
  12. mashed
    Joined: Oct 15, 2011
    Posts: 1,474

    from 4077th

    I knew a motorcycle racer who would repair wreck damage on the spot with crazy glue. Bragged about it's strength and bridging qualities. He'd make the glue instantly kick with baking soda.
  13. BISHOP
    Joined: Jul 16, 2006
    Posts: 2,571


    Dont mistake the super glue for eye drops.
  14. 51 BIRD
    Joined: Jan 5, 2010
    Posts: 433

    51 BIRD

    Back in the late 70's,I superglue'd the drive teeth on a blower belt. It made 2 runs like that. :D
  15. ml68nova
    Joined: Jan 13, 2007
    Posts: 37


    That stuff is strong! I just saw a mythbusters episode on it. One drop held i believe 350 lbs and seven drops picked up a full size ford station wagon and held it in the air for what seemed like forever. These were under the glues idea conditions, between two flat peices of steel. Under any other conditions, like fabric and you would have to use a full bottle to get it to stick.
  16. I use it to shut My wifes lips closed.
  17. Sheep Dip
    Joined: Dec 29, 2010
    Posts: 1,572

    Sheep Dip
    from Central Ca

    I'm with you works great on cuts, seals em up so dirt and grease stay out plus they seem to heal faster.
  18. 325w
    Joined: Feb 18, 2008
    Posts: 5,653


    Works great installing weather strips. Trunk door whatever .
  19. Jimv
    Joined: Dec 5, 2001
    Posts: 2,924


    I think you mean Baking "powder" not soda! Seems to become cement when you mix the two!!
  20. rodknocker
    Joined: Jan 31, 2006
    Posts: 2,267


    if super glue is so super, how come you can always get the cap off.
  21. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 11,019

    from Tampa, FL

    I love the stuff. Don't forget they also sell a zapper to instantly cure it, a debonder for un-super gluing, and a hand creme you apply before starting work that prevents you from sticking your fingers together. Gary
  22. tommy
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 14,757

    Member Emeritus

    I used it to glue up my custom tail light lenses. I glued 56 Chevy tail light bullets to my 56 Ford lenses. Nothing earth shattering but they are one of a kind.:D
  23. Elmo Rodge
    Joined: May 12, 2002
    Posts: 2,332

    Elmo Rodge

    My guess is the cap is made of a polyolefin. Wayno
  24. Lone Star Mopar
    Joined: Nov 2, 2005
    Posts: 3,153

    Lone Star Mopar

    X2 works great as a "liquid stitch"
  25. Floater03
    Joined: Aug 2, 2010
    Posts: 506

    from Byron Ga.

    as an aircraft mechanic i have used super glue to hold nuts in wrenches and sockets for those hard to reach places, also to keep a washer attached to a nut when you cant see the threads you are trying to get them on. good stuff
  26. farmboyhotrodder
    Joined: Dec 19, 2011
    Posts: 66

    from PA

    O-rings: You can make your own custom size to fit cylinder liners (if you have a wet liner application), and have seen this done because none of the correct size were available.
  27. I use superglue (cryoacetate) in the shop for wound care more than anything, but on the car i use it alot holding washers to nuts or bolts in blind spots.

    My adhesive crutch is West System epoxy and last but not least I use gorilla glue to attach pinion snubbers - the rubber part.
  28. wreckfixer
    Joined: Jun 15, 2009
    Posts: 318


    Funny (or not) you would mention that. I had a boss once that arc burned his eyes, doc gave him some eye drops, he then mistakenly put super glue in eyes :eek:! Then tore the retina opening his eye lid OUCH!
  29. FEDER
    Joined: Jan 5, 2003
    Posts: 1,269


    When using it for a cut on your hand or finger do You just squeeze some right in the cut or squeeze it together then apply it over the skin? I hate going to the doctor for anything.
    They truly have a licence to steal. FED
  30. BISHOP
    Joined: Jul 16, 2006
    Posts: 2,571


    Try and hold the cut closed, then apply a layer of glue. When the glue is still wet, pinch the cut a little allowing the glue to just get into the top of the cut. Hold it closed till it dries, then put a good coat of glue on top of the closed cut.

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