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julianf

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As per the title really - where's best to get this?

And, i assume the activator isn't brand specific? I mean if i cant get them both at the same place, im guessing any CA activator works with any CA glue, right?


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I had very poor luck with black CA glue it was either gummy or brittle and with an activator it went white/grey.

What is the job you need it for, there are alternative options.
 

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As per the title really - where's best to get this?

And, i assume the activator isn't brand specific? I mean if i cant get them both at the same place, im guessing any CA activator works with any CA glue, right?


Thank you.
Würth activator seems quite easy to get hold of from ebay etc. RS do Loctite and own-brand rubber-loaded superglue (which is what I think all the black stuff is) as well as own-brand activator:


Not cheap though. A quick search on ebay threw up other options, e.g.:


Wurth Super Glue, Activator 50g 20g Strong Hold Fast Setting, Cyanoacrylate | eBay (activator is an option; the superglue on this listing isn't rubber toughened)
 

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I had very poor luck with black CA glue it was either gummy or brittle and with an activator it went white/grey.

What is the job you need it for, there are alternative options.

Just small touch up work on resin. I can do it with resin, but it takes an age to go off.

This sort of stuff -

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woodworksupply.co.uk are now stocking the Starbond including a black and brown superglue and activator.
 

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As per the title really - where's best to get this?

And, i assume the activator isn't brand specific? I mean if i cant get them both at the same place, im guessing any CA activator works with any CA glue, right?


Thank you.
I've just discovered GluBoost CA's and activator. It's not like ordinary activator in that it doesn't froth up so is great for finish repairs. They also do a range of dyes which work well with their CA glue. Expensive but worth it for what I need. I get mine from ToneTech, here's the link: GluBoost
 

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We use Gluboost superglues and activator at work for instruments, I didn't realise the glues were £20 a bottle although we probably get them without VAT. I prefer to use ebony dust with the clear glue as I feel there's more structural strength.
 

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crimson guitars are a stockist of starbond. it's shippable to because it isn't in a pressurised container.
 

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Manor Wood on youtube has just put out some videos on how to carry out repairs to resin tops.
It's not something I am involved in but he seems to do some high end stuff but be aware everything he does seems to come at a high end price.
 

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We use Gluboost superglues and activator at work for instruments, I didn't realise the glues were £20 a bottle although we probably get them without VAT. I prefer to use ebony dust with the clear glue as I feel there's more structural strength.
Agreed, but I use them for finish repairs only
 
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