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It is necessary to store CA glue in a freezer
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Posted: Wednesday, June 01, 2016 - 04:13 PM UTC
As titled, I have heard from someone that in order to prolong the lifespan of the CA glue, it is necessary to store them in a freezer, otherwise it will dry out soon, it is true? Could you guys give me some advise on this? Thank you!
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Posted: Wednesday, June 01, 2016 - 04:39 PM UTC
I don't store my CA glue in a freezer and I have never had a problem. I use micro-applicator nozzles on my CA glue tubes, the end of which I occasionally need to snip when it gets clogged, but I routinely have a tube of glue on the bench for a couple of months with no issue.

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Posted: Wednesday, June 01, 2016 - 05:13 PM UTC
I store CA bottles inside of a glass jar, like a pickle jar. Find it extends the life greatly.
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Posted: Wednesday, June 01, 2016 - 07:31 PM UTC
Im kind of an odd ball. I build at work in my lap while sitting in the sun. Since I also work on a very limited budget, I use Loctite-I can get it anywhere. As I live in Arizona the summers can be brutal and I carry everything with me and its all stored in my truck. I have had no problems with CA drying out or becoming unusable in extended periods of 115 degree heat. A bottle will last me about a year until it starts to go bad.

This is just my experience.

Jeff
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Posted: Thursday, June 02, 2016 - 04:58 AM UTC
I want Jeff's job!!