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Reply #4 - Sep 23rd, 2018 at 11:03pm

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I have been storing my CA in the fridge since 1969. It keeps for quite a long time this way.

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Reply #3 - Sep 19th, 2018 at 8:45am

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AK - Thank you for the link and same here, more wrong than right. Interesting to see storing with the cap off in a desiccated environment would work, so I'm off to locate some desiccant and start doing things correctly. I was part of the way there by using a small mason jar but beyond that...
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Reply #2 - Sep 19th, 2018 at 3:24am

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I found this helpful:

http://www.caglue.com/Frequently-Asked-Questions-about-CA-glue-from-Satellite-Ci...

I had the same problem with CA glues that didn't seem to "work" very well. What used to set up quickly wasn't anymore. I was using the typical Bob Smith Industries thin to medium gap filling types.

I asked the hobby shop folks who, as it turned out, didn't have a clue. The info in that link was much more helpful. It turned out that I was doing more things wrong than right.
 
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Reply #1 - Sep 18th, 2018 at 3:43pm

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My experience is that CA doesn't like hot weather.  Also exposure to air cause it to kick off/harden, so it needs to be capped right after using.  I quit buying the big bottles a while back, I found the small tubes at the Dollar Store usually three tubes in a pack for a buck!  That's just me.  When I lived in Texarkana, TX the hobby shop there did keep the stock of CA in the refrigerator during the summer hot and humid weather. 
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Sep 18th, 2018 at 8:29am

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I've read several topics on storing CA glue and had some conversations with the local hobby shop on the topic but no real consensus. Just the other day my thin CA stopped curing as quickly as it had a few days earlier the went into a thick mess and then dried completely. I have been storing my CA in the refrigerator in a small mason jar and waiting for it to reach room temp before using but the old bottle was on my table for about five days. May have been at the end of its life anyway but got me thinking about storage methods. Anyone out there have some thoughts?
Mike
 

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