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Offline ungar

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glue stick?
« on: June 19, 2017, 12:54:14 PM »
Do you think one of those school glue sticks would do to glue on a windsaver? Or not strong enough? They're so easy to carry around.

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Re: glue stick?
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2017, 07:17:09 PM »
I wouldn't think so but it's cheap enough, give it a try

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« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2017, 05:28:06 AM »
It might work until it gets wet. But nothing is lost by experimentation - just try one and see what happens.

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Re: glue stick?
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2017, 06:09:21 AM »
Try it on a blow reed first. 8)

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Re: glue stick?
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2017, 06:18:54 AM »
nail polish is equally easy to carry and you know it will do the job. None of these glue stick will act properly over metal.

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« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2017, 09:30:09 AM »
Yep, nail polish works fine if used carefully in a small dot.


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Re: glue stick?
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2017, 11:16:35 AM »
Good idea, nail polish! Thanks

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Re: glue stick?
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2017, 02:10:40 PM »
I was justing using a glue stick. I'll ask my wife for some nail polish (although the color may be dicey.)
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Re: glue stick?
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2017, 06:33:11 PM »
I was justing using a glue stick. I'll ask my wife for some nail polish (although the color may be dicey.)

Don't worry about the color. You can always wear gloves & no one will see it.
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Re: glue stick?
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2017, 04:08:24 PM »
The many problems of using nail polish to glue windsavers. But don't they sell clear nail polish? (Then I won't have to borrow my wife's stash.)
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Re: glue stick?
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2017, 04:34:18 PM »
I just use Duco Cement, lasts forever, I keep extra tubes around, works great for everything. Clear nail polish is Sally Hansen Hard as Nails, works ok too.

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Re: glue stick?
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2017, 02:33:00 PM »
I have strong doubts about gluestick, but would like to know the results if you tried it.
The nail polish and the Duco cement are sure to be winners.

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« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2017, 06:28:31 PM »

When I suggested nail polish, which I have been using for 63 years, I suggested THICK nail polish. My older sisters and mother would toss nail polish when it would thicken. I would rescue it from the trash. Then, having a wife and 2 daughters and an adopted daughter, I never ran out of nail polish.
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« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2017, 12:26:11 PM »
I think I'll go for nail polish. Color shouldn't matter, unless you have see-through cover plates.

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Re: glue stick?
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2017, 12:48:39 PM »

When I suggested nail polish, which I have been using for 63 years, I suggested THICK nail polish. My older sisters and mother would toss nail polish when it would thicken. I would rescue it from the trash. Then, having a wife and 2 daughters and an adopted daughter, I never ran out of nail polish.
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It's so much easier to obtain when it's already thrown in the trash!  :)
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Re: glue stick?
« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2017, 12:51:43 PM »
Smojoe, thanks for the advice of using "old" nailpolish.
The last time I glued windsavers with nailpolish I used almost new. So it was getting a little messy, dripping on the reed etc.
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Re: glue stick?
« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2017, 01:27:18 PM »

Things I have used. In no particular order. There have been maybe 16 different items but I cit it to 8. #3 covers the rest.

1... Model glue for plastic models. Can throw 'flu flu' (strings), but works well. Toluol glue is best, but I don't think it is still made. Due to the
hallucinogen vapors. Toluol melts (welds) the plastic together. 
2... Duco cement. Similar to model glue. A brand name.
3... Various contact cements. Excellent.
4... Pliobond. A brand of contact cement.
5... Weldwood. A brand of contact cement.
6... Artificial finger nail fixative. A contact cement. But a bit thin. (thanks Scotty..I let it set out for 15 minutes) 
7... Super glue (use only the gel stuff)
Important. NEVER put the adhesive on the plate. ALWAYS place it on the wind saver. Place glue on paper and dip into it with a flat toothpick or other small doohickey, place the glue on the wind saver and THEN apply winsaver to the plate.

Remember, and this is important. The ONLY reason I used thick nail polish was because it (and model glue) was what I had around the house. I was, after all, only about 11 years old at the time. :) Many many other products will work. But I happen to use black (Goth) nail polish.

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Re: glue stick?
« Reply #17 on: June 25, 2017, 03:27:23 AM »

 
"6... Artificial finger nail fixative. A contact cement. But a bit thin. (thanks Scotty..I let it set out for 15 minutes)"
 
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I still have SO MANY of those wee little (hard) tubes of that glue (which I no longer need or use), but I hated to throw them away since I know they can work for
windsavers. After a while I think they dry up even unopened, but would be happy to pass them on to anyone wanting to try one. Would likely have to be at Spah
since I'm unsure if the Post Office would allow them in a regular envelope?

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Re: glue stick?
« Reply #18 on: June 25, 2017, 12:04:50 PM »

Yeah it's been over 6 years since you gave them to me Rapunzul, and they're pretty much embalmed now. If you can squeeze em, toss em.  lolol.
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