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Offline Ant

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Tool help
« on: October 24, 2020, 06:41:40 PM »
Ive been racking my brain and searching for the tool that is used to dab little blobs of glue..
What is it called and where in the uk can i buy one from ?

Offline gcn

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Re: Tool help
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2020, 07:21:52 PM »

Offline macsporran

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Re: Tool help
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2020, 09:21:47 PM »
Flex-i-file glue applicator?

(or..... Toothpick?)

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Re: Tool help
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2020, 11:53:51 PM »
   I'm a diehard toothpick fan, never found a better applicator for other then super thin CA where the old modified sewing needle is the weapon of choice.
Cheers,
Lance

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Re: Tool help
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2020, 02:02:57 AM »
For liquid glues I use the Touch and Flow as Marc has posted and for super glues I go the modified sewing needle . What is handy with the sewing needles is the different sizes of eyelets . With just the tip cut off different sizes of a u- shape gives better control on the amount of glue need .


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PS , check out Hannant's  https://www.hannants.co.uk/ . For Tools and other items to help get you going . They are in the UK .

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Re: Tool help
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2020, 04:59:16 AM »
   I'm a diehard toothpick fan, never found a better applicator for other then super thin CA where the old modified sewing needle is the weapon of choice.
Cheers,
Lance

Funny Lance, I was thinking of posting a photo of a toothpick but you beat Me to the idea  ::)
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Re: Tool help
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2020, 06:19:50 AM »
I think you'll find I beat you both to the Toothpick suggestion.😃
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Offline maddog

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Re: Tool help
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2020, 07:34:48 AM »
Ant, the Glue Looper works really well and is available in varying sizes to suit differing viscosities.

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Re: Tool help
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2020, 08:02:42 AM »
I think you'll find I beat you both to the Toothpick suggestion.😃
Marc

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Sorry Sandy , was thinking of someone else at the time of typing  ::)


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Re: Tool help
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2020, 08:42:26 AM »
No problem, Terri, serves me right for no name!
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Offline Ant

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Re: Tool help
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2020, 01:59:35 AM »
Thanks everybody....
Toothpick it is to start with....

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Re: Tool help
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2020, 09:03:57 AM »
A piece of stretched sprue is also useful as a glue applicator.. it can also be sharpened at the end for super glue. Just heat some sprue and stretch it, but keep the thicker shaft as a handle. Toothpicks and sewing needles are my other glue applicators of choice.

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Re: Tool help
« Reply #12 on: Today at 03:39:03 AM »
Toothpicks and stretched sprue are by far the cheapest and easiest gluing tools available.

I heard about disposable eye liner brushes.  You can get them on Amazon, 100 for six or seven USD.  I just got some in but haven't tried them yet.  I assume they're best used for the thin cements and epoxy, but might work for CA as well.  Albeit, maybe only once.

I do like one particular glue looper.  It's very long and tapers from the shank end all the way to the tip in a slight arc.  The tip itself is open ended, but it's not the Glue Looper 4.  The name escapes me now.

I also have two dowels with needles pushed in them, pointy bit first.  I then cut the very tip of the eye end off with my dremel, leaving pretty much the same as the looper.  Very cheap, easily replaceable, and a bunch of different sizes to suit your needs.  There's many variations on this, go to youtube and search 'CA glue applicator'.

Stuart