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Old 12-29-2007, 02:10 PM
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Instant Wood Glue?

I'm curious if anybody knows where I can get some instant wood glue? I've seen some 2-part CA's (cyanoacrylate) where you dab some glue on the piece you are bonding, then press the parts together and hit it with an activator. They use it alot on the custom car shows on TV when they build speaker boxes.

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Old 12-29-2007, 02:50 PM
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Never heard of such a beast as this 'instant wood glue' , but that don't mean it don't exist. All my wood repairing/building is done with Elmers wood glue , done in the old fashioned ,clamp and let dry style. It is strong as heck when applied to both surfaces and then mated together.
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The glue you are looking for is probably Cyanoacrylate Instant Adhesive (Super Glue, more or less), using an accelerator (or activator).

Several places sell the glue and the accelerator in various sizes. It looks like when you spray on the accelerator it just speeds up the setup time for the glue. Most of them set in less than a minute.

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My other expensive hobby is radio controlled model airplanes.
Cyanoacrylate glue (commonly known in the model industry as CA) is available at hobby shops in 3 thicknesses.
1. Thin (like water)
2. Medium (like engine oil)
and
3. Thick (like pancake syrup)
It is used mostly on soft, poreous wood because it needs to soak in to bond well.
Accelerator is also sold at hobby shops.
The glue is fairly expensive. Approx $10.00 for a 4 ox. bottle, and the accelerator is nearly as expensive. It does go a long way, however.
The accelerator isn't required, but it does speed up the cure time dramatically.
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One solution

depending on the strength required, you could try a heat glue gun.
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There is nothing better than the hobby store superglue with kicker (accelerator).
The thick stuff is awesome.

If you need to fill a gap, use bakeing soda, when you hit it with the kicker it will foam into a really hard rock, really cool.

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I'm a giant scale warbird R/C er too. The CA is like a right hand to us guys. It's very expensive on a big plane however. I use it to tack things together and use Elmers or Titebond for the real glue to stick wood together.

The baking soda works wonders when you have to fill a big gap. It also is a real nightmare to sand smooth.

Be sure you get rid of any oil on the surface. I like to sand the glue surface right before gluing. CA really likes this especially for denser woods like aircraft ply and hardwood mounts.
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