Recent Topics
Gas trimmers
by weeksjake. 01/22/19 09:11 AM
Supertech Heavy Duty 15W40 ...$9.64
by dblshock. 01/22/19 08:53 AM
Trooper recommends dash cameras
by FordBroncoVWJeta. 01/22/19 07:14 AM
New Harley synthetic 80w-140 gear released
by shanneba. 01/22/19 06:43 AM
Registering a Vacation Car
by ssamaroo01. 01/22/19 06:23 AM
Starter cross reference?
by dlundblad. 01/22/19 05:11 AM
Barkeepers Friend
by jerseyguy123. 01/22/19 02:23 AM
Bag-in-a-box motor oils
by jtr990. 01/22/19 02:10 AM
Inventions of the 1950's - 1970's
by StevieC. 01/21/19 10:26 PM
Fireplace cleaners and price
by 97prizm. 01/21/19 10:23 PM
M1 0w40 extended oci??
by Pinoak. 01/21/19 09:46 PM
Best propane fireplace insert?
by SOHCman. 01/21/19 08:51 PM
Save 1/4 on gas!! Guaranteed!!
by Linctex. 01/21/19 08:50 PM
Funny names
by Chris142. 01/21/19 08:45 PM
Kendall vs Total Qaurtz
by zeke1985. 01/21/19 08:32 PM
Got a weird one - Helping a friend
by StevieC. 01/21/19 08:32 PM
Thanks 14Accent
by clinebarger. 01/21/19 08:07 PM
Mobil 1 5W30 C7 Z06
by PLRX. 01/21/19 07:40 PM
Newest Members
Binco, Coolbreez1973, jmcast1127, DF8005, FT86dude11
67009 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
96 registered members (4WD, 2015_PSD, 53' Stude, A310, 69Torino, 17 invisible), 1,845 guests, and 32 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums67
Topics296,968
Posts4,962,592
Members67,009
Most Online2,821
Yesterday at 01:32 PM
Donate to BITOG
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
Permatex Super Glue Burning #4711477
03/30/18 11:00 AM
03/30/18 11:00 AM
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 287
NY
sleepery Offline OP
sleepery  Offline OP
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 287
NY
I was gluing an earbud that came apart with Permatex Super Glue and used a qtip to apply it around the edge . The qtip started smoking to the point where smoke got into my eye . Very strange as this never happened with regular crazy glue in the past

I threw it in the sink and it was still smoking until I ran some water over it . Is there any chance the copper wire inside the earbud interacted with the cotton tip soaked in the glue ?

No major incident, just got a good chuckle out of it .

Re: Permatex Super Glue Burning [Re: sleepery] #4711485
03/30/18 11:09 AM
03/30/18 11:09 AM
Joined: Jan 2017
Posts: 155
California
boom10ful Offline
boom10ful  Offline
Joined: Jan 2017
Posts: 155
California
Superglue or cyanoacrylate reacts violently with cotton, leather, or wool sometimes igniting the item(s).

Re: Permatex Super Glue Burning [Re: sleepery] #4711486
03/30/18 11:10 AM
03/30/18 11:10 AM
Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 853
US
bunnspecial Offline
bunnspecial  Offline
Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 853
US
CA adhesives+cotton(and a lot of other natural fibers) give a VERY exothermic reaction. Therein lies your problem.


2010 Lincoln MKZ-Mobil 1 5W-30
1970 MG MGB Roadster-Valvoline VR-1 20W-50
Re: Permatex Super Glue Burning [Re: sleepery] #4711492
03/30/18 11:18 AM
03/30/18 11:18 AM
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 287
NY
sleepery Offline OP
sleepery  Offline OP
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 287
NY
Good to know . Arts and crafts classes should stick with Elmers !

Re: Permatex Super Glue Burning [Re: sleepery] #4711518
03/30/18 11:38 AM
03/30/18 11:38 AM
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 932
NY
joegreen Offline
joegreen  Offline
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 932
NY
I bet your eye burned like crazy.

Last edited by joegreen; 03/30/18 11:38 AM.

1978 Chevrolet k20
Engine: Delo 10w30xle
Transmission: Castrol transmax dex/merc

1984 Mercedes-Benz 300 turbo diesel
Engine: Delo 400 15w40le
Re: Permatex Super Glue Burning [Re: sleepery] #4711538
03/30/18 12:08 PM
03/30/18 12:08 PM
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 2,128
Lakeside, CA
Blkstanger Offline
Blkstanger  Offline
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 2,128
Lakeside, CA
Read the directions? I admit I burned a hole in the arm of my recliner years ago trying to fix a pair of glasses.


99 Jeep WJ 4.7 195,000 Maxlife 10w30, Fram Ultra.
Re: Permatex Super Glue Burning [Re: sleepery] #4711571
03/30/18 12:47 PM
03/30/18 12:47 PM
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 7,912
Marshfield , MA
andyd Online content
andyd  Online Content
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 7,912
Marshfield , MA
Thank you. I never new this factoid.


'16 Camry LE STP synth 0w20 and STP filter. the Fridge

1994 Ranger ,the Rat, 5w30 dino, STP filter

'16 Camry SE, Valvoline HM 0w20 and OEM filter
Thick oil is better grin2
Re: Permatex Super Glue Burning [Re: sleepery] #4711576
03/30/18 12:54 PM
03/30/18 12:54 PM
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 18,054
Deplorable in apple valley, ca
Chris142 Offline
Chris142  Offline
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 18,054
Deplorable in apple valley, ca
Baking soda makes it smoke too


02 Wrangler carlube 5w30
87 F250 traveler 15w40
07 fjcruiser Chevron 10w30
Z400 castrol T 10w40
Can am maveric edge 5w40
57 case tractor 15w40
Re: Permatex Super Glue Burning [Re: sleepery] #4711600
03/30/18 01:15 PM
03/30/18 01:15 PM
Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 853
US
bunnspecial Offline
bunnspecial  Offline
Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 853
US
If you must use some sort of applicator, I suggest a needle or straight pin. That's especially true for the fairly viscous "traditional" CA adhesives.

The glue has enough surface tension that it will hold nicely to a needle tip, but when you touch it to a joint(such as on the ear buds) capillary action should draw it in.

Of course, you need to work fairly quickly so that the glue doesn't cure, but most CAs give you at least a minute or two of working time.

BTW, I have used old watch oilers before for this purpose. A watch oiler IS ideal since the tip is specifically designed to work as I've described(retain fluids-generally oil-by surface tension and then disperse it by capillary action when touched to jewel or other surface meant to be oiled) and have a convenient handle. Watch oilers have a "spade" shaped tip, which you can put on a needle or pin with a bit of work.


2010 Lincoln MKZ-Mobil 1 5W-30
1970 MG MGB Roadster-Valvoline VR-1 20W-50
Re: Permatex Super Glue Burning [Re: sleepery] #4711616
03/30/18 01:41 PM
03/30/18 01:41 PM
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 287
NY
sleepery Offline OP
sleepery  Offline OP
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 287
NY
I could not read the directions without a microscope lol . There was probably some part that had the classic " wear safety goggles" .

A needle would have been a better applicator for sure . I kind of went by the old bonds any surface marketing and did not consider any possibility of a reaction .

Joegreene it burned and to boot I got Tilex Spray in both eyes earlier this morning I think it is time to break out the weedwacker goggles . grin

Re: Permatex Super Glue Burning [Re: sleepery] #4711697
03/30/18 03:20 PM
03/30/18 03:20 PM
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 9,408
Phoenix
dishdude Online content
dishdude  Online Content
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 9,408
Phoenix
I've never heard of this. I would have guessed the plastic from the ear bud having a reaction.


2018 Challenger SRT 392 PUP 0w-40 Wix 57899XP
2018 GTI
Re: Permatex Super Glue Burning [Re: bunnspecial] #4711706
03/30/18 03:31 PM
03/30/18 03:31 PM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 3,203
Southeastern, PA
Rick in PA Offline
Rick in PA  Offline
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 3,203
Southeastern, PA
Originally Posted By: bunnspecial
If you must use some sort of applicator, I suggest a needle or straight pin. That's especially true for the fairly viscous "traditional" CA adhesives.

The glue has enough surface tension that it will hold nicely to a needle tip, but when you touch it to a joint(such as on the ear buds) capillary action should draw it in.

Of course, you need to work fairly quickly so that the glue doesn't cure, but most CAs give you at least a minute or two of working time.

BTW, I have used old watch oilers before for this purpose. A watch oiler IS ideal since the tip is specifically designed to work as I've described(retain fluids-generally oil-by surface tension and then disperse it by capillary action when touched to jewel or other surface meant to be oiled) and have a convenient handle. Watch oilers have a "spade" shaped tip, which you can put on a needle or pin with a bit of work.


And you can make your own watch oiler. I've done this many times for a applying a small amount of oil or adhesive to a delicate joint. Take a short length of single-strand wire, about 20 AWG works well. Loop one end for a handle. Lay the other end on the flat surface of a vise and hit just the tip of the wire with a hammer. The wire tip squishes out nicely, forming a spade tip that serves as a watch oiler.

It's definitely a good one to have in your bag of tricks for delicate work.


A wise man told me:
"Heat is your friend." and "Any oil is better than no oil."
Re: Permatex Super Glue Burning [Re: sleepery] #4714588
04/02/18 08:36 PM
04/02/18 08:36 PM
Joined: Oct 2017
Posts: 344
California
vavavroom Offline
vavavroom  Offline
Joined: Oct 2017
Posts: 344
California
Another arsonist in the making! LOL


BOB IS THE OIL GUY® Powered by UBB.threads™