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Old 03-13-2009, 10:07 AM
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I had a small crack to repair yesterday and was looking for something to poke the glue in. Hunting around in my shop I found a set of flat steel "feeler" gauges mounted to a central pin. Selected a gauge inserted the glue and then wiped off with acetone. Saves a lot of time and frustration.
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I don't know now it is in Canada, but in the U.S. you can go to the local drug store and buy empty plastic syringes pretty cheap and inject the glue or filler. Just an idea. At some you might have to explain what your using it for, but most will sell you them. I hope this is of some help.
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Hi Bob,

Thanks for the tip. We have syringes here too, I have a couple but they're all plugged up with glue. The holes are so tiny that even when you wash them out they seem to get clogged. The other problem is that the Gorilla glue that I was using is too thick to inject that way. They work great for fixing chairs etc. with special thin glue though.


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Default Re: Glue/Crack Repair Tip

Hyperdeemic nurdles are also good for painting into lettering on notice boards, hammerite white with a dash of solvent, left flat it levels out and stays white even when the board turns grey.

Nice tips!

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Hi all, I used to use the hypodermic needles available here at the Tractor Supply Company or TSC & they have a huge selection of sizes available even up to about 2" diameter by 10" long for the big jobs. I mostly use sticks similar to popsicle sticks I buy at the buck store for a buck for a 1000 of them & sometimes sharpen the ends which works well but to get the poly glue down into the cracks the best way is a tiny bit of air pressure or gravity & add a little fine sawdust works great also & if packed over he hour as it dries comes out like cement the same colour almost as the wood!
I mix the fine sawdust of the wood I am working with when using epoxies also & this works great!
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