Has a water-thin viscosity that wicks deep into joints by capillary action and cures in a matter of a few seconds
Surfaces to be bonded must be tight fitting and should be held together while you apply the CA around the edges of the seam.
At the moment CAs cure, they give off a vapor that can irritate the nose and eyes, so be prepared.
Thin CAs work very well on balsa since they penetrate into the wood and form more than just a surface bond.
A higher viscosity CA for loose fitting joints in which the adhesive must bridge gaps
Normally, the thicker CA is applied to one surface and then the parts are held tightly together for about 5 to 15 seconds.
For large surface areas, including those with close fitting joints such as laminations, INSTA-CURE+ ™ should also be used.
To prevent premature curing, don’t spread the glue into a thin film. Lay down a serpentine bead with about 1" separations on one surface, then assemble the parts, letting the pressure spread the CA out.
Unscrew top from nozzle. For finer applications, use the extender tip. Apply Insta-Cure+™ CA to one side of the parts being joined, then hold them tightly together for 5-15 seconds.
For larger bonding areas, apply serpentine beads of the CA with enough spacing to allow for the spreading of the adhesive. Insta-Set™ accelerator can be sprayed to cure the CA that oozes from joints.
Full strength is reached in three hours.
Wipe the nozzle clean before replacing screw-on top. Refrigerate to extend shelf life.
Cured CA is stable from -40 to 220° F. Soak extender tip in acetone for cleaning.
Maxi Cure Extra Thick
The best CA for most plastics, including GE’s Lexan MAXI-CURE™ is the best choice for plastic model assembly.
When used with INSTA-SET™, it works better than any putty for modifying or filling voids. It can be carved with a knife or razor blade and sanded and feathered to form a finish indistinguishable from plastic.
Bonds fiberglass, hardwood, metal and rubber better than any other hobby adhesive.
For gluing to the inside, clothtextured surface of fiberglass, scrape the area to be bonded with a razor blade or coarse sandpaper before using MAXI-CURE™ or any other adhesive. It also is best for bonding the tires for R/C cars.
Very popular in the archery business for the fletching of vanes onto aluminum and carbon arrow shafts.
Along with being the strongest, MAXI-CURE™ is usually the least expensive option for this application.
Available in 1/2 oz, 1 oz, 2 oz or 8 oz
*Single purchase gets single glue bottle, multiples shown to demonstrate difference in types and sizes*
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