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Old Nov 26, 2015, 03:50 AM
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Funniest Thing you have epoxied/CA

I was thinking we could share some funny things about where that epoxy ended up after you have been away from the work bench for a few hours and it has hardened really well by the time you realize it.

Mine tonight was my goatee lol didnt realize it until I took a shower.

So where or what have you glued together?
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Old Nov 26, 2015, 10:10 AM
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Old Nov 27, 2015, 06:15 AM
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Pesonally I've so far mainly had several "near-misses", where I've just managed to get my fingers off the glued object before the CA solidified completely....many of them, though. And I've at least once glued myself to pretty much every single balsa construction I've ever made. I vividly remember the very first time, sitting in my dorm room, looking somewhat surprised at the 2-meter glider wing dangling from my left hand....
Worst cases have been when building with Depron, though, not realizing that the glue would run through the foam construction. Glued my jeans to my thigh in an about inch and a half large spot once. Had to wet out the pant leg with acetone to get out of them.

There's already a bunch of these stories scattered around RCgroups, though.

This should be worth a look thru' http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=189536

I especially found this one: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=123

I also have read about a another guy who liked to build in his underwear, but when leaning in over his work table managed to glue literally "himself" to the 200 pound(?) armored glass dinner table plate he was using as a building surface, as he had dropped a glob of CA on the edge of it, and the cotton undergarments just instantly wicked it up. The rest of the story centers on him among other things pondering on how to get the heavy plate out to his van in the driveway, so he could get to the debonder in his start box.......
Sadly, I haven't been able to refind it.......just hilariouos.....
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Old Nov 27, 2015, 01:19 PM
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Building up a wing spar and dropped a blob off of a popsicle stick into the exhaust port of a nice little O.S .25 I had stupidly left sitting on the bench with the muffler off. Did not realize what had happened until a few days later. ?!?!
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Old Nov 27, 2015, 06:46 PM
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never had a bad epoxy experience but when in the service, We used to CA cockroaches in place, then set a pin box over them with a hole in the bottom, fill it with balsa dust and add a few drops of CA to it. an impromptu gas chamber for em.
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Old Nov 28, 2015, 12:29 AM
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Old Nov 28, 2015, 03:21 AM
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A friend of mine came into the ER with his finger ca'd to his ear. Said he walked out of his shop to the house and didn't realize the burning on his earlobe was actually glue till he reached up and touched it. He never explained how it got there in the first place.
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Old Nov 28, 2015, 08:13 AM
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To check if the spout of the CA is not occluded I will sometimes place the bottle next to my ear and give a couple of light squeezes. You can hear the air whistle in and out of the bottle if it's open. If it's occluded with cured CA of course you hear nothing. If there's uncured CA in the spout it can squirt out, so don't aim it at your ear. I have gotten CA on and in my ear this way.
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Old Dec 05, 2015, 06:30 PM
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I used to CA my little nephew's fingers together. I would put a drop on his thumb and tell him to feel how wet is was with with his pointer finger. His eyes did get big. He is not so little anymore and is getting married, so I need to get him a bottle of CA for a fun gift!
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Old Dec 05, 2015, 11:30 PM
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Time for a sea story. Many years ago when I was sailing aboard USCGC VIGOROUS (WMEC 627), the Main Propulsion MKC had a large stash of CA for repairing O-rings. We were on patrol somewhere in the Caribbean, and I relieved the Main Prop MKC of the Engineering Watch Officer. As we were finishing up the relief, I noticed the chair in the control booth had a funny looking ring on the seat. I asked MKC what happened, and he replied that he had glued Ensign Smith to the chair. Ensign Smith was a Deck Watch Officer spending some time in the engine room. The ring on the chair was a combination of Ensign Smith's work pants and underwear, as well as some vinyl removed from the chair. About 15 years later, I'm a CWO4 and Mr. Smith is a LCDR; and our paths cross again. I'm doing a facility inspection where Mr. Smith is assigned. I made a special trip to his office with a bottle of CA.
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Old Dec 06, 2015, 12:14 PM
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Time for a sea story. Many years ago when I was sailing aboard USCGC VIGOROUS (WMEC 627), the Main Propulsion MKC had a large stash of CA for repairing O-rings. We were on patrol somewhere in the Caribbean, and I relieved the Main Prop MKC of the Engineering Watch Officer. As we were finishing up the relief, I noticed the chair in the control booth had a funny looking ring on the seat. I asked MKC what happened, and he replied that he had glued Ensign Smith to the chair. Ensign Smith was a Deck Watch Officer spending some time in the engine room. The ring on the chair was a combination of Ensign Smith's work pants and underwear, as well as some vinyl removed from the chair. About 15 years later, I'm a CWO4 and Mr. Smith is a LCDR; and our paths cross again. I'm doing a facility inspection where Mr. Smith is assigned. I made a special trip to his office with a bottle of CA.
That is a hoot! Thanks for sharing Sir!
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Old Dec 07, 2015, 06:39 AM
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Stupid me yesterday, went to dry my lower dentures off when they slipped out of my hands and proceeded to hit the floor breaking cleanly in half. Gutted I picked them up, looked at the various bottles of CA I have here for plane building. Proceeded to CA them back together, and so far is holding pretty good. Making a dentist appointment this morning for a replacement set. They were pretty expensive to begin with and if I remember right they have a lifetime warranty. Not sure if it covers fumbly fingers, but that parmesan encrusted baked chicken I was eating is the reason they broke. Thats my story, and Im sticking to it if they ask how they broke.
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Not quite in the same category, but....
Back in 1993, I was working at a well-known hobby shop in San Jose, CA. At that time, CA was just beginning to become popular with modelers. One day, our warehouse people received a shipment and were unpacking it, and somehow broke open a large 4 oz. bottle of the slower stuff on the workbench. Not being modelers themselves, they weren't sure what to do, so one of them grabbed a bottle or aerosol can of accelerator and began spraying the spill. In an instant, that flat puddle turned into a giant, smoldering crystal structure about a foot high.. and they all panic'ed and ran for the nearest exit....
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My son managed to squirt a drop of CA on his eye , half coverin the pupil
He drove to our specialist optometrist ( a keen RC heli pilot at our club) with one eye kept closed . After some instant research , my son was given some antiseptic eye drops and told the body ( or eye ) would naturally get rid of the CA . less than 24 hours later the blotch came off , moved to the corner of the eye and was washed out with clean water - no scar tissue

Having said that, make sure NOT to get CA into your eye .
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My son managed to squirt a drop of CA on his eye , half coverin the pupil
He drove to our specialist optometrist ( a keen RC heli pilot at our club) with one eye kept closed . After some instant research , my son was given some antiseptic eye drops and told the body ( or eye ) would naturally get rid of the CA . less than 24 hours later the blotch came off , moved to the corner of the eye and was washed out with clean water - no scar tissue

Having said that, make sure NOT to get CA into your eye .
Same thing happened to my son, our first child. He was about six years old at the time. It was during the holidays, my in laws were at the house. My wife and her mom had gone shopping. It was me, my son and my father-in-law (modeler as well). We were installing some cabinets and small pc of trim required some adhesive. Before we knew it my son went into the basement and grabbed the open bottle of CA off the bench (he didn't realize we had the glue with us), then proceeded to run up the stairs. His swinging arm caused a drop of CA to fly into his eye. This was a tough one to explain when the wife came home from shopping. A couple of hours in the emergency room and some cream applied to his eye, we finally got the crying to stop and the eye to open.

AND I second that, don't get CA into your eye.

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