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Reply #9 - Jun 13th, 2018 at 1:52pm

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Pete...we've been getting an update login box on the activity line of the site which might explain your lack of an EDIT button.  You'll have to update your login...
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Reply #8 - Jun 13th, 2018 at 10:45am

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ATTN: EDIT FUNCTION IS APPARENTLY NOT WORKING!

The more acetone in the mix will require double (or even triple) gluing but shortens the drying time.  One distinct advantage is that one will get better penetration with less of an adhesive stress riser at the glue joint, along with a bit less weight.
 

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Reply #7 - Jun 13th, 2018 at 10:37am

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I use UHU Hart, usually mixed @50% with the acetone from the local big box outlets.  When I can get some of the GOOD acetone (Auto paint shops or sailplane/small aircraft manufacturers), I can usually up the acetone to 60-70%.

General store acetone varies immensely in quality.
 

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Reply #6 - Jun 13th, 2018 at 7:16am

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Is there a consensus on the ratio of glue to acetone? If not, are there advantages or disadvantages to the mix proportions?
 
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Reply #5 - Jun 12th, 2018 at 7:27pm

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I was down in the basement yesterday and noticed that the humidity seemed to have gone down. I shot some glue on scarp balsa and let it dry. Everything seems back to normal. I added the last of the Duco to what was in the bottle and moved on. I'm sticking with my original idea. Too much acetone plus high humidity equals "glue blush". Whether that is bad or not I'm not sure but if moisture in the glue is good, then I suspect the folks at Duco would already be adding to their formula.
 

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Reply #4 - Jun 1st, 2018 at 4:13pm

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I've never experienced that but you might try pouring out half and adding more Duco and shaking it up, and see what it does.  Hate to pour out a whole bottle. 
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Reply #3 - Jun 1st, 2018 at 2:20pm

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Speaking of glue. I have not been in the "workshop" for a couple of weeks or so and thought that I would add a couple of drops to the glue "just in case" some of the acetone had evaporated. Then when I used it, I found that the glue turning a milky white as it dried. Great, now what? I eventually concluded that I had added way to much acetone. My guess is that the excess acetone goes off just quick enough to lower the surface temperature of the glue trapping condensing moisture. Sort of like "dope blush" in the old days. It is pretty humid in the basement just now. So should I pitch the glue and try another tube of Duco?? The Duco/plastic bottle applicator combination was working great until last night. If anybody has a better theory I would love to hear it.
 

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Reply #2 - May 16th, 2018 at 9:45pm

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I acquired a couple of these a couple of months ago. So far have only used with Duco thinned with acetone. If the glue starts to thicken up before it is all used just add more acetone. These things are great. you can apply small bits of glue just where you want them.
 

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Reply #1 - Apr 6th, 2018 at 10:32am

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Nice find AK... I add a picture for you.
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Apr 6th, 2018 at 10:24am

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Ordered these off Amazon. Small capacity but the metal tip allows good control when applying small amounts of glue. I've only tried using Elmers/Titebond type glues in these.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06ZYS8GSH/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UT...
 
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