Product Type: Loctite in Homeware
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An easy to use superglue that everyone should have.
Loctite Super Glue Precision
Member Name: screedsean
Loctite Super Glue Precision
Advantages: easy to use
Being an engineering student I tend to try and fix most things that I own when they break and due to this and my various hobbies I get through quite a lot of glue. After using everything from Pritt stick to superglue to high shear strength permabond epoxy types of glue I can safely say that this Loctite superglue stands up very well to the competition.
For most uses superglue will be strong enough for everyday household tasks but still this doesn't mean that any brand of superglue will stand up to the task as lesser brands will fail to stick what you want but you'll still end up in a mess and stuck to things if you're not careful. It is safe to say then that superglue shouldn't be used light-heartedly as it sticks skin and clean organic material the best (as that is what it was originally designed for), and also is easily soaked up by many other items and certainly will not wash out!
This Loctite superglue is very good though and rightly so seeing as the brand has so much pedigree in making many different types of glues for many occasions. For everyday household tasks it will certainly do so on to a more in depth and focussed review:
Nowadays there are many different types of superglue that give you the option of applying it through various nozzles, with brushes, pens... and the list goes on and on. This product lets you apply the glue through a straight forward self-piercing cap which personally I prefer as when the glue inevitably glues the cap/nozzle shut at the end you can cut it back a bit and still use the product that you have just bought. Although I must admit that on this Loctite glue the cap releases with a simple half turn which makes life much simpler and easier. As with all these kinds of things there is lots of unnecessary moulded plastic and cardboard that had instructions on it. Sure be safe but spare the environment just a little before your glue goes into it and causes havoc.
---PERFORMANCE/EASE OF USE---
Like all superglues the glue looks like it won't do much but then it starts to set and well it doesn't let go of what it's attached to without a fight. It does take some time to set/dry however but you can speed this up with a catalyst. Sometimes this will leave you with a white crusty coating though so beware if this bothers you!
With superglue it is important that you remember that a little goes a long way, and you certainly don't want this seeping out the edges and running everywhere, it's hard to clean off without leaving a mark.
As I have mentioned super glue works really well if the surfaces you're joining are clean and dry, otherwise give up. This superglue is very easy to squeeze out of the tube though I find that the last bit in the tube is always wasted and this is no different with this Loctite superglue.
Over the years I have used superglue to glue many foams (just make sure it doesn't melt them), ceramics, skin (cuts on myself, the hospital even does this so don't be afraid), metals and plastics and quite a few other various things. It even glues some woods to a degree. If you are unsure of whether it will work I suggest trying it on a small inconspicuous spot first.
Superglue is great and everyone should have some in the cupboard. This Loctite superglue stands up very well to competing products and for the money it works very well. Will provide ample strength for most general applications, and is easy to apply in this nozzle. Well worth the money, and more!
---IN CASE OF EMERGENCIES---
If you do end up in a bit of a muddle however do not panic and try to peel the stuck surfaces away from each other slowly, with some rotation, rather than just pull them apart. And if all else fails your local A&E department will have seen the predicament a thousand times over.
Summary: Buy some but just be careful using it
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