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Post  Ken Abrams on Thu Jul 16, 2009 4:30 am

...of the glue bottle that is.

Very Happy

As per Jenny's request, I am posting this here. I hope it helps.

Am I the only one who has been just about finished with two full runs of individual track links only to spill the glue bottle and turn their bottom detail into mush, or maybe almost ruined an entire sprue of parts lying next to me as I work?

Depending on what glue you use, this may or may not work for you. It should be useful for Proweld, Tenax 7R, Plastruct etc. glue types or anything with a similar bottle style/size.

The pictures should be self explanatory but I will help with any questions there may be. Cool








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NOTE: I cannot answer if the drink is worth buying for drinking purpose though, as I have never actually drank one. If I do happen to catch the person who drives by fairly regularly and throws this out of their car window onto my property ( Evil or Very Mad ) I will ask him/her their opinion on that.

sunny

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Post  Kiwidave4 on Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:25 am

A new version of the old solution Ken:-)

So far I have not found a method that is guaranteed to be Dave proof, but my preferred method is a cut down an old plastic container that is of larger diameter than the cement bottle;- in Godzone cream bottles are ideal for some glues. I put a blob of blu tac on the bottom of the cement bottle, press it down hard into the cut down cream bottle, and then fill the void between the cement bottle and the cream bottle with small stones/coarse grit. This adds some extra weight which makes the whole thing more stable.

After a couple of major spills I have also got into the habit recycling my old cement bottles, and now decant about half the contents of a new cement bottle into the old one so when I do eventually knock it over there is less of a mess.

And if anyone does not already know this, dont try to soak up a major CA spill with paper tissues!

Regards Dave

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Post  Dundee Dude on Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:12 pm

As Kiwidave says, a new version of an old solution.

Here's mine. I use the flexible foam stuff (yeah, I know, highly technical terminology Razz ) florists use to make dry flower arrangements.

You can adapt it to many kinds of bottles (I also use the trick with MicroSol and Set). The one advantage I find with this method is you also have a place to store your brush.


It is very easy to use, take a sharp hobby knife and cut a rough hole slightly smaller than the bottle, then force it in. As you can see over time the hole will take and keep the shape of the bottle, but it never becomes loose. Storing your brush becomes a matter of doing as the florists do with stems; just stick it in where you want it (and get your mind out of the gutter! Shocked )


Nothing stops you from sticking more than one implement in, witness here two different sized brush, a toothpick, a coarse needle...

In the end you can still spill these things, but it takes a whoooooole lot more "effort".

Dave, did it catch fire on you? Happened to me once. affraid

Cheers!


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Re: No more tips!

Post  Guest on Sun Jul 19, 2009 12:57 am

Good Stuff guys!

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Flaming spills

Post  Kiwidave4 on Sun Jul 19, 2009 1:18 am

Dundee Dude wrote:
Dave, did it catch fire on you? Happened to Me once. affraid

Yes - spectacularly with a large cloud of acrid smoke. Given that I model in the dining room courtesy of "her indoors" it was one of those moments that could have seen me banished to less hospitable parts!

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Post  Bob Letterman on Sun Jul 19, 2009 3:12 am

Thanks Ken, Dave and Ben! Even old dogs can learn new tricks! I have been spilling glue bottles since the Civil War!

I'm buying some florists foam! Thanks!!!!

Bob

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Post  Dundee Dude on Sun Jul 19, 2009 8:26 am

Bob,

You can probably find the stuff at arts & crafts supply places like Michael's and such.

Cheers!

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Re: No more tips!

Post  Jenny Ryan on Sun Jul 19, 2009 8:31 am

Dundee Dude wrote:Bob,

You can probably find the stuff at arts & crafts supply places like Michael's and such.

Cheers!

No let him go to the florists , he can get Susan some nice flowers while he is there Very Happy !

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Re: Flaming spills

Post  Dundee Dude on Sun Jul 19, 2009 8:38 am

Kiwidave4 wrote:Yes - spectacularly with a large cloud of acrid smoke. [...
Yeah, that's what it does! Laughing

I tipped an entire large bottle of Jet (new!) while I had the cap/tip off, right onto the hardwood floor. Piled about a quarter of a roll of toilet paper onto, knowing I would have to resand the floor, but still... I knew the stuff was exothermic when it crystalizes, but I did not expect the acrid smoke, nor the soon to follow flames. geek Shocked

For a moment there, I behaved and sounded like Daffy Duck in a panic... Luckily I had shoes on. lol! lol! lol!

Kiwidave4 wrote:....]Given that I model in the dining room courtesy of "her indoors" it was one of those moments that could have seen me banished to less hospitable parts!

I'll just bet! Suspect Well, we both lived to tell about it.... What a Face

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Re: No more tips!

Post  Ken Abrams on Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:48 pm

Great additions guys.

Imagine if glue bottles were designed like this from the start?

Idea

Bob Letterman wrote: I have been spilling glue bottles since the Civil War!


HAHA!

You must have been slow back then Bob,

it takes quite a while for pine sap to ooze from the bottle.

Razz

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