super glue discoloration
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super glue discoloration

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Has anyone else had this happen: you use superglue and it causes the plastic to get a dusty white look to it?

Posted by somebody1
on Wednesday, September 2, 2009
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50percentJoe -
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
I always get 1 of 2 effects from super glue.

1. A light white cloudyness that covers the area it got onto.

2. A very bright glossy sheen.

Both of these are rough enough for any paint to stick too though, so easily fixed.
somebody1 -
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
I've noticed that it doesn't always do it on an entire figure. I've had it happen when gluing guns into hands yet when I glue something to the same figure in another spot it doesn't happen.
Patraw -
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
That's interesting, I was wondering if it might be some kind of chemical reaction going on.
Maelstrom -
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
One thing that I have found to help this matter is immediately after applying superglue to something, set it in front of a breezebox or high powered fan until the entire area dries. This keeps the vapors from "burning" the surrounding area and eliminates the chalky white residue.
Patraw -
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Yup, I get that white stuff too--it's especially annoying on transparent plastic.
DTM -
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
I have that happend a few times, I just get a wet paper towel and wipe it away. All super glues are like that, especially when they leak and it dries.
pock63 -
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
I noticed this also. It doesn't seam to happen if you use gel super glue.
somebody1 -
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
yeah the walmart cheepo stuff does it to transformers and oddly the hands of neca figures but not generally teh rest of the figure.
Green Skin -
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
yep, seen that. try using less glue, failing that switch brands. imo krazy glue is the worst for this
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