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Old 05-06-2012, 05:09 PM   #1
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I have a bottle of thin CA.
Unfortunately I have had it for a while and it has gone very thick.It has been previously opened and some used
Is there any way to get it back to thin- or is it toast
I know with Epoxy if it gets really thick you can heat it up and it returns to its original consistety
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:24 PM   #2
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I don't know about thinning it out but I have used some that got thicker, just used it for areas that could use thick stuff. Seems to take a while to dry so I clamp it and leave it for a while.
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if it's not too thick you could add some thin from a new bottle that will give you med .
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It's getting thick because it's polymerizing. That's irreversible.
Try acetone (not nail polisher remover, but acetone) It will make it thinner and easier to apply and the acetone will evaporate then the CA will do the job, the bond will be very good but not as strong.
Also debonder is NOT a "thinner". It is an entirely different chemical to dissolve already polymerized cyanoacrylate.

Throw the bottle away and get cheap stuff at a department store. Don't waste your money on "Hobby" superglue. All it is, is the same stuff marketed in a larger more expensive bottle.
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