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How do you dry superglue quickly, heat or cool it?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bledd, 24 May 2006.

  1. bledd

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    righty

    was just testing my watercooling setup for leaks, and my new rad has a slight hole in the paint near the top so water was seeping out slowly through it, i can't be bothered to send it back unless i HAVE to as its pretty big and from germany

    the hole is minute, like a pin hole, so i've put a thick (1mm) layer of superglue on it (the hole is sort of in a corner, so easy to lather it in glue)

    whats the best way of drying it, putting it in the airing cupboard, or down in the cold cellar..

    (won't be in my pc, just a rad box, so no major damage if slight leakage occurs!)

    and because TTIUWP..

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  2. Andelusion

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    I'd just leave it in a cool place, is there a particular rush?

    I'd presume heating it would prevent it from setting properly, although i'm probably completely wrong.
     
  3. Boycie

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    Isn't superglue instant? everytime i use it seem to be able to stick my fingers together pretty damn quick! :cool:
     
  4. benjo plz.

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    Heat cures it, but as Andelusion says it might weaken it. Tbh, I'd use something like plumbing putty (or maybe something like evostick) or even solder to fill it.
     
  5. Sparky__H

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    Send it back, once there's pressured water in the system your risking a leak.

    Ok your sticking it in a rad box but the reverse of a leak is your going to be introducing bacteria + air bubbles into the water system.
     
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  6. Andelusion

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    Indeed, you'll be kicking yourself when you find your computer fillled with water and it's nackered, when if you'd have been patient you'd have been fine :p
     
  7. Oracle

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    heat melts glue once its set but does aid its drying time.

    However, the same rules apply as for your washing! Windy and cool is better then still and hot.

    So i normally blow on it!
     
  8. Burned_Alive

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    Superglue is not really any use in a situation like this, it need to be between two surfaces to react correctly, you really need to use something like hot melt glue or epoxy instead. Superglue in this situation could take over a week to dry depending on the glue and may never actually set properly.
     
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  9. monkeypants

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    Araldite would be better.

    Superglue is for skin. (this is not a lie)
     
  10. squiffy

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    Superglue can take a while to set, usually between non-porus surfaces (shiny plastic) leave it overnight, or use a superglue activator spray. I would agree superglue is not the correct glue to use, perhaps silicon sealent or hot glue gun.
     
  11. SidewinderINC

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    i'll tell you what would be perfect for the job...


    sending it back! if i was using watercooling and something had a leak that wasnt my fault i'd definately be sending it back!

    for the reason that if you're using watercooling i'm assuming you have a good computer. and that could be disastrous if a pressured leak was to occur at that point.
     
  12. SoliD

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    someone has seen dog soldiers :D
     
  13. monkeypants

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    Hahaha, no. I just have knowledge. :D
     
  14. William

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    Duct tape. Sealant and construction material of kings. (did you know it holds the rear bumper of my car on?)
     
  15. Magic_x_uk

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    You can buy a product for superglues, (cyanoacrolyte's) called kicker, and what this does it activate the super glue drying setting properties straight away. But its no use for this type of app, If you have a hobby shop near you, You may be able to get a type of super glue, called GRIP, odourless/ gap glue, that would work.

    But bear in mind im talking of expensive superglues, not your £1 bottles, the ones i use for when i build large radio control planes cost around £3 - £8 each. i believe i have around £200 worth of glues at home. But they are specialist types, you dont need them.

    Your best best for that would be a type of 2 part epoxy / resin. but i dont deal much with having to cover holes against water so cannot be sure what you need so ill shut up :)
     
  16. bledd

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    i've got some of that 2part arctic silver epoxy, should i wipe the glue away and use that?
     
  17. Burned_Alive

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    No, send it back or buy a suitable glue or sealant to do the job properly.
     
  18. squiffy

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    Pretty much ruined any chance of glue holding to the surface now with the application of CA.
     
  19. Redrum

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    I would use an epoxy as its more suited for the job and will dry quicker. Theres a big national electronics chain shop that sells a 60 second epoxy. I can't name it as its a competitor but if you froogle for "60 second Epoxy Resin", you will find it.
     
  20. Fantom

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    Superglue not gonna cut it tbh,

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