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How do you get supper glue not to stick to the inside of the package? Answered

I saw a super glue saying that is sticks to everything and it also says that it can stick to aluminium... But then i saw that the package was made out of aluminium... How can it stick to aluminium but not stick to the package?

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gmoon
gmoon

Best Answer 11 years ago

Super glues, also called cyanoacrylates, cure (harden) in the presence of water.

So long as the glue tube is sealed, there's no water or water vapor available to initiate the hardening process. The glue stays liquid.

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frollard
frollard

Answer 11 years ago

You beat me to it - second this answer.

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vince 09
vince 09

Answer 11 years ago

so dose this mean that the glue will cure faster if you put water on it? kinda a stupid queestion but it just poped into my head

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thematthatter
thematthatter

Answer 11 years ago

yes thats why it only sticks to your fingers and not anything your trying to glue. but seriously popular science had an article on preserving snow flakes with super glue. the snow flake acts like a catalyst to harden around it preserving it for years.

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vince 09
vince 09

Answer 11 years ago

thats awesome

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lemonie
lemonie

Answer 11 years ago

There's enough moisture in / on what you're gluing - it's only an initiator to get the polymerisation started. (adding too much water would stuff it up) L

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Falcore
Falcore

10 years ago

This was a stupid question of me...BTW some glues cure when they come in contact with air....