Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Liquid Glue Spills TIP
If I could find the reference post on Facebook I'd give credit to the person who posted it.
Plastruct Plastic Weld bottles and Super Glue bottles can tip over and spill thin glue all over your work surface and model. Super Glues won't spill much but the Plastruct liquid goes everywhere! The bottle is easy to knock over when you wipe the excess glue on the bottle lip.
Here's what happened to my plastic Lap Desk. I was just glad the glue didn't hit the model, my clothes or furniture. Who knows what the solvent would dissolve!
There are two rocket vendors that sell laser cut glue caddys, but this might be a inexpensive quick fix the next time you are near a toy store.
EDIT: So I'm at WalMart picking up some dowels for the next F-104 prototype and saw some Silly Putty. I bought the two pack for $1.98. Good thing I got two eggs, there isn't much putty in there.
I combined the two putty pats and rolled them into a ball. The bottle of Plastruct was pressed into the middle. Some putty was pushed out of the sides, that was rolled up over the sides of the bottle.
The liquid glue bottle is much more stable stuck in the Silly Putty. When the putty is peeled up from the table there is no marks or oil stains on the wood table.