FAQ

Here are some Frequently and not so Frequently Asked Questions:
(And their answers...)

If you have a question please email me: martin@misterglue.com

This from David a few days ago:
Q: Does Mister glue need to be mixed or shaken before use. tks

A: No.  As long as you keep the product in the freezer (preferable) or the refrigerator from the get go, there should be no problems with the product.  It will last for years that way.  An email goes out every time you purchase with a link to the ‘Instructions’ page so you will always get a reminder of this.

Q: The white cap on the instant glue bottle is glued on and I can’t get it off with out tearing up the bottle and cap. Is there something that will work to get the cap off or is there another bottle i can use to transfer the glue into?

A: First of all, prevention is is going to be much more useful in this regard.  If the cap is giving you trouble it will be one of two things.  First of all the threading could have been left wet with glue.  The tip could have been left full of glue or wet on the outside and the inside of the cap glued to it.  The latter is generally an easier fix.  If you clean these surfaces of glue before replacing the cap and burp the bottle/tip and store the bottle upright in the freezer all should be good. If the threading is not too bad, you may be able to 'crack' the glue with a pair of pliers or by tapping it with a hammer.  Use said pliers to help untwist the recalcitrant cap.  When you are unscrewing a cap that has been difficult, do be careful to hold it upright.  If the tip of the bottle is glued to the inside of the white cap then it could come off with the cap and if you are not holding the bottle upright, you could have a mess.  If the tip ends up in the cap, then use a pair of needle nose pliers to pull it out.  You may have to work around the edges to crack the glue but this shouldn't be too difficult.  Peel any remaining glue off using your fingers and if needed try and scrape any from the inside of the cap before replacing.  (Please note, following instructions can prevent this from happening! So READ THE DIRECTIONS!!)  

Q: I have a resin figurine. The charter holds a radio with an antenna about 1/16 in diameter (which is why it broke) and I want to reattach the broken end of the antenna to the figurine. What is the best product to do this?

A: There is a video on the blog where I've re-attached a broken resin antler.  I used our Accelerator in conjunction with Mister Glue.  It is on a lamp in the store in the campground.  It gets banged around a bit and still months later all is good.  The small size of the joint can be a problem.  The trick is to make sure that you have a very exact fit.  This can be a bit tricky with resin as it can be slippery.  Practice a bit to make sure you know the exact way it is supposed to go together before applying the Accelerator and the glue.  The tighter the fit the better the bond.  Use a steady hand.

Q: Hi! Under "household uses", it lists fingernails, but only in black type, not green. Does this mean it's not ideal for that purpose? I use "guitarists nails" - where you stick on a strip of self-adhesive silk to the end of the nail, and coat with superglue - but it comes loose after a few days. Mister Glue sounds like an improvement. What do you think?

A: I've had several people use Mister Glue for the finger pads in the instance where their calluses have diminished.  This makes for a quick callus or helps you last when doing a longer set.  Mister Glue is basically super glue only stronger. And generally outlasts it by a long shot.  So, for guitarist's fingernails, yes, it should last much longer.  You may want to try some of the glue under as well as on top of the silk.  Very little.  Mister Glue has a low viscosity (It is runny-) so be careful with it. It will set up very quickly.  I've heard of guitarists doing this but truthfully I've never actually seen someone do this. Only photos on Google.  But Mister Glue will bond these materials without any issues.

Q: Would Mr Glue work on gluing a crystal vase to a crystal base. No breaks, the original glue failed. I was able to remove the original glue with denatured alcohol.

A: Glass can be one of the toughest materials to bond well.  That said, we've had great success in many instances.  If you go to this post on our blog: http://misterglue.com/glass-antlers
you will see a photo that a customer sent in when successfully gluing glass antlers with Mister Glue.  Important factors with this are a clean surface and that the two surfaces match up perfectly. Once glued, I wouldn't be banging it around or putting it in the dishwasher.  If it is just sitting there looking pretty, it should last a very long time.  Use just enough glue to cover the surface on one side and remember that the tighter the fit, the better the bond!

Q: Can I glue a crystal vase to a crystal bottom?

A: (See answer to last question.)

Q: I have a very high quality two piece Italian vase with a glazed ceramic base that has separated.. I need to repair.Do I use the standard mr glue and accelerator as per your video. Please advise back what I should purchase so I get the proper material.

A: Yes. I would likely use both.  Make sure the two surfaces are clean of dust and debris and the fit is perfect.  Use a brush or soft cloth to clean off the both surfaces, don't scrape with a hard object as this will change the configuration of the surface and the two will not go together properly.  Follow the directions and apply one product (Accelerator) to one side and Mister Glue to the other.

Q: I have a window panel on my wood cabinet that I want to secure. I want to bond 1 inch flat pieces of metal from the wood side across the end (edge) of the window. The cabinet is a finished surface.

A: This should work fine.  Metal to wood.  It is a finished surface so you shouldn't have to prime the wood.  If you have one inch wide surface pressing into the wood all the way across, that should work very well.  Follow the Instructions for application and all should go well.  Make sure surfaces are clean of dirt, dust and grease.  And the fit is very close with no gaps.

Q: Did you have a glue that would fix a small tear in a CV boot?

A: The trickiest part of this will be the grease from the joint.  Mister Glue can do an amazing job on rubber, leaving it flexible and waterproof.  But the surfaces need to be clean and also there needs to be enough surface area.  If the two edges are too thin and worn where they go you may have problems.

 

Q: Hello ,I have a tall vase ceramic broken in several pieces.i want to try to put back together…it will never have water in it.Will your glue work and will the acelarator be needed thank you Annie

A: Annie, As long as the two surfaces fit together perfectly Mister Glue will do an amazing job on ceramic.  Most of the time, I find that the glue itself is adequate.  Occasionally, if it is particularly porous, I will use the Accelerator.  In this instance, it will not make it weaker using both products.  I have taken ceramic dishes that are broken and after having been glued for a couple of hours, tried to break them.  They invariably break across the original seam showing that seam to be stronger than the material itself.