When you want to bond two surfaces together quickly and efficiently there’s nothing much that beats a cyanoacrylate superglue. Chestnut Products’ CA Superglues come in three viscosities:
Thin – very low viscosity for capillary action when you want the glue to penetrate deep into small cracks. Can also be used to post-assembly to wick into parts. Ideal for use when joining very close fitting parts and smooth, even surfaces. Dries in seconds.
Medium – for general purpose use, stays where you put it! Takes up to 20 seconds to dry giving you enough time to line everything up. Good for fairly smooth surfaces.
Thick – for gap filling where you want to seal a crack in your timber, mixed with sawdust if you want. Slower drying, up to 60 seconds when applied thickly.
If you need a faster drying time use Accelerator for Superglues which can reduce the drying time to less than 2 seconds. Use the accelerator sparingly to avoid a white bloom on the surface.
A full cure – and maximum strength – requires 24 hours. Low temperatures can reduce the cure time.
To get the longest life out of your glue, keep away from warmth – they are best stored at +5 degrees C.