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    CA GLUE

    Would you guy's mind taking a few minute to give me a some pointers on filling voids with CA glue.
    My questions are;
    1- What Brand
    2- When should it be applied
    3- What makes a good applicator
    4- Will it penetrate softer woods leaving a "stain"
    5- Safe for use on stabilized woods
    6- Can it be finished, buffed, polished.. etc

    I am sure there are more questions I should ask so any further input is greatly appreciated.
    Mike

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    I have been using Gorilla glue 5 min clear epoxy. it does not shrink and polishes well.I usually mix it with some saw dust for color and unless there are large gaps, it is hard to detect.

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    Ca glues are quite simple. Application right out of the tube, apply after final shapeing, before finish sanding. As for brand, any model/hobby shop will carry a good glue. Zap A Gap is great, as is Hot Stuff. if you need it to penetrate to fill thin deep cracks, use a thin viscosity glue, for pits and holes, use a thicker glue. It won't stain, but will leave a shiny spot after buffing, if there is no other finish applied. It is safe for stabilized woods. polishes up like a mirror. Some use it for a total surface treatment, several thin coats then sanded in between applications, and buff.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PierreRodrigue View Post
    Ca glues are quite simple. Application right out of the tube, apply after final shapeing, before finish sanding. As for brand, any model/hobby shop will carry a good glue. Zap A Gap is great, as is Hot Stuff. if you need it to penetrate to fill thin deep cracks, use a thin viscosity glue, for pits and holes, use a thicker glue. It won't stain, but will leave a shiny spot after buffing, if there is no other finish applied. It is safe for stabilized woods. polishes up like a mirror. Some use it for a total surface treatment, several thin coats then sanded in between applications, and buff.
    Pierre,Thanks and Happy B-Day

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    Just don't use a paper towel to apply. Fumes galore.
    Spike C
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