The terror of using Superglue.

Since its invention by total accident in nineteen forty-two Superglue has and its use has been the cause of many accidents itself down through the years. The original idea for the glue was to seal up wounds but the combination of cyanoacrylates was just too sticky to use so the inventor Harry Coover thought they could make plastic removable gunsights instead. Coover soon realised that the best use for this stuff was actually to return to its sticky original use instead. He found that with the right storage container the glue can be used to pretty much stick anything like the metal bonding adhesive, but you should always look for the best adhesive for your project. However, there is a problem with superglue in that it is indeed very sticky and it is more than capable of bonding your skin to the thing you are looking to stick back to together. So, rather than have a jolly trip to the accident and emergency department these simple rules might just save you the time and trouble. One of the most important rules to follow is to only use the glue in a well ventilated area which means if you carry out your craft work in the new space that Loft conversion Bristol company created for you, you need to ensure that you have the windows fully open.

Here are some more tips to follow:

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  1. Keep your skin away from the stuff. Superglue does a superb job but it is pretty indiscriminate in what it sticks to. The most common accidently sticking is hold and item together without realising that some has got on your fingers as well. So, as you come to extract your fingers you suddenly find that they are sealed together and/or you are still attached to the thing you wanted to fix. The best thing to do is to wear gloves that fit nice and tight but you do run the risk to the gloves sticking to what you’re gluing (better than your fingers though). The best way forward is to make sure you don’t get anything on you.
  1. On that point it is wise to remember that you really do not need to use that much of the stuff in the first place. The clue to its use is in its name. Just a little dab is required not loads and loads. If you put too much on then it will start to leak out of the sides especially if you have to squeeze it together.  You will end up with you or your fingers bonded to each other.
  1. There is a very good saying “read the instructions even if you don’t follow them”

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If you do get stuck to something or your hands etcetera then the best thing to use to remove the sticky stuff is acetone. What’s acetone? I hear you ask well you and I would know it as nail polish remover. The glue is a form of plastic and acetone melts it. One other thing to remember you could just pull the fingers apart. You might take the top layer off a bit but that bits dead already and it will grow back. Go get a plaster.

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