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Old May 28, 2016, 01:46 PM
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Decent thin CA application tips?

Anyone have any good recommendations for some decent thin CA application tips? The ones I have just seem like a total PITA and half the time they end up leaking at the base of the tip where they attach or they split...
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Old May 29, 2016, 01:01 PM
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There are several online examples of making your own.

Heat tubing over a candle flame while pulling it out into a long tiny tube.

Video:

How to Make Very fine bore Nozzle tips for use with CA Super (2 min 12 sec)


He used plastic earbud sticks but lots of different types of tubing works too.

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Serendipitous timing, I just came to ask the same question. Thanks for posting.
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Try these !

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Anyone have any good recommendations for some decent thin CA application tips? The ones I have just seem like a total PITA and half the time they end up leaking at the base of the tip where they attach or they split...
I got on to these about 2 years ago. More specifically, due to being -cheap- I've got a lifetime supply now.

Maybe not exactly what your looking for though. I just "pinch" the pipette bulb in a 1,2 or 4 ounce CA container and VOLIA ! instant filled applicator for specific applications in building and the like. Once they get crusted up, I cut off the tip and squeeze the glue back in bottle and grab a new pipette and drawn out glue again. Usually a pipette last for a couple of days or so, sometimes I can pull the crud off the tip and it good to go again.


http://www.amazon.com/Premiere-Brand...ed+pack+of+500
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I have found "Sig" ca tips to be the best.

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I got on to these about 2 years ago. More specifically, due to being -cheap- I've got a lifetime supply now.

Maybe not exactly what your looking for though. I just "pinch" the pipette bulb in a 1,2 or 4 ounce CA container and VOLIA ! instant filled applicator for specific applications in building and the like. Once they get crusted up, I cut off the tip and squeeze the glue back in bottle and grab a new pipette and drawn out glue again. Usually a pipette last for a couple of days or so, sometimes I can pull the crud off the tip and it good to go again.


http://www.amazon.com/Premiere-Brand...ed+pack+of+500
Actually seems like a really good idea...
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grabbing the tip of the pipette with pliers and pulling will shrink the end down to a very fine needle size.

i've also done the plastic tube and silicone fuel line coupler trick for years. usually use some kind of 1/8" air line i have laying around. only takes a few minutes to make a pile of them and they DO NOT leak.
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I use the plastic covering from solid core telephone wire. The contractor who built my house left a full spool of it behind. I just cut the length I need and pull the wire out of the covering. It is perfect for thin ca. I use ZAP ca and just poke A VERY SMALL pin hole in the top when I open it. The plastic tube fits tight in the hole and I just dispose when I finish that session. With 500' of 4 wire cable I doubt I will ever run out.
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My favorite thin CA tip is the small Teflon tube from Zap. Just throw away the big slip on part and use the the small tube. Take a t-pin and make a hole in the top and slip it in. I usually cut it to length about a 1/2" to 1" sticking out. If it clogs the next day just cut a little off and keep going.
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I got on to these about 2 years ago. More specifically, due to being -cheap- I've got a lifetime supply now.

Maybe not exactly what your looking for though. I just "pinch" the pipette bulb in a 1,2 or 4 ounce CA container and VOLIA ! instant filled applicator for specific applications in building and the like. Once they get crusted up, I cut off the tip and squeeze the glue back in bottle and grab a new pipette and drawn out glue again. Usually a pipette last for a couple of days or so, sometimes I can pull the crud off the tip and it good to go again.


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Which size did you buy?? Seems like the smallest size is what you want for CA
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What Size?

I purchased two - The smallest diameter one for " thin as water ca"
and then the larger one for med/thick ca.

Also found out, that when your done with a building session and leaving the pipette after a few days, the ca still is fresh, and majority of the time the end is not clogged. If so, two ways that I clear it. 1. Just grab with your index/thumb fingers on end and pull "crust" away. 2. If it has congealed inside the tip, I'll use an Xacto and cut the tip just a smidgen to open up the end.
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Oh, almost forgot. Always store the pipette with ca, with the "bulb" portion on bottom and the tip pointing upward, that way the glue won't set up in the tip the MAJORITY of the time.

Also, I "slightly" rap the bottom of the bulb on table surface as I am setting it back into a small plastic open face bowl I keep them in. This aids in the ca of migrating back into the bulb itself and not clinging on the pipette tube walls.
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Also, I "slightly" rap the bottom of the bulb on table surface as I am setting it back into a small plastic open face bowl I keep them in. This aids in the ca of migrating back into the bulb itself and not clinging on the pipette tube walls.
A word of caution. I do the same "tap" thing to CA bottles with my home-made thin tips. A couple of years ago I did it and felt something hit my face. I touched it and it was a small drop of CA.

The tip had flung it in my face when I tapped the bottle. I always wondered what would have happened that day if it had hit my eye instead of my lower cheek.

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Where did you find both sizes on Amazon? I only see the middle size?
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The very best fine applicator tips for thin CA (cyanoacrylate) glue are needles from medical syringes. These needles have a plastic tapered base that pushes on these syringes and that tapered plastic base fits perfectly on most large thin CA bottles. I use a small cut-off disk on a Dremel tool to cut the pointed tip off. Yes, these needles will clog. No problem. Just hold the flame of a butane cigarette lighter under the needle tip for about one second and the tip will clear. Be aware that these needles come in various diameters. I use a very thin one, but you can choose something larger. And while I am at it, the best way to keep thin CA glue for a very long time is to put it in a glass jar with a screw-on cap. I use a large jelly jar. Also, put into that jar a package of desiccant (silica gel) which is very cheap and you can buy it online. Mine comes in an aluminum container which has a dot on it that turns red when the silica gel is saturated with moisture. Just place the silica gel in an oven at a temperature slightly above 212 degrees to drive the moisture out and the package is ready to be reused. Understand that moisture is the catalyst that sets off the CA chemical reaction. Remove all moisture in the air and CA will last for a long time just sitting on your bench in the jar, My present bottle is about four or five years old now and always sits in the back of my workbench.

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