Process of Using Cyanoacrylate Adhesives

Cyanoacrylate glue belongs to the category of acrylic resins. It cannot be compared to the traditional adhesives used by school students (those glues are mostly water-based). Cyanoacrylate consists of multiple ingredients, but is named so as its primary ingredient is cyanoacrylate. This adhesive is not capable of forming a bond when applied directly on certain plastics or on dry surfaces. To create a perfect bond, you will have to add a few drops of water to the glue. At times, moisture present in the air is also enough to force the molecules of cyanoacrylate adhesive undergo chemical reactions and form strong bond between the surfaces you want to attach. The reactions take place within a few seconds of adding water to the glue. To know more about the process of using this adhesive, read through the pointers below carefully.

  • Before beginning the process clean the surfaces you want to bond. Any grease or oil the surfaces will stop the glue from delivering the results you expect it to offer. Also, don’t forget to remove the paint (or any other finish) from metal or wood surfaces using sandpaper.
  • The next step of the process will require you to dampen a side of the porous ceramic surface you want to bond.
  • Now, take the tube of cyanoacrylate adhesive and apply a drop each on every square inch of any one of the two objects you want to join together. Apply the glue on the object that was not dampened by you.
  • Next, press the dampened surface on the glued surface and press them together. Hold the two surfaces together applying moderate pressure on them for around 30 seconds. This will allow enough time to the glue for forming chemical reaction with water.
  • Give the glue joint an additional two minutes for getting cured. The joined surfaces will then be absolutely ready for encountering any stress. However, our advice would be to wait for 12 more hours before using the object. This is because cyanoacrylate adhesive bonds are known for attaining maximum strength after 12 hours of application.
  • For removing any excess cyanoacrylate glue, we would advise you to use nail polish remover or acetone.