What is CA?
CA is short for Cyanoacrylate. It is known as Super Glue.
It cures with moisture molecules present on the bonding surface from humidity in the area.
I don’t see any prices on the website nor a way to purchase online. How do I order?
We are distributors that sell at whole sale price with same value and quality as retailers. Email us for a product/price list for more details. If not, you may place your order via email (please include your contact information) or by speaking with us directly on our toll free number.
Is it waterproof?
Yes, after it is cured.
Will it bond dissimilar materials?
Yes, such as rubber, plastic, PVC, ceramic, metal, gemstone, leather, wood, bone, etc.
What do I do if I get my fingers glued together?
Don't panic because it is non-toxic. Put your fingers in warm water and slowly rub them together. Acetone removes super glue, but it takes a long time. In case of eye contact, seek medical attention.
How can I maximize the shelf life for the glue?
Keep the cap on tight (before and after use) in a cool and dry area that is under 60ºF.
We recommend keeping it refrigerated.
How one loyal customer uses Starbond for finishing (in woodworking)
I spent years trying to do good clear lacquer on rare wood knife sheaths. It required great patience and rarely came out perfectly.

In the late 1960’s, Kodak gave me one of the first bottles of Cyanoacrylate glue… “Crazy Glue”. At the time it was a novelty. I glued everything together, including myself. In the early 1980’s a suggestion from someone at a knife show led me to start experimenting with Crazy Glue as a clear surface coating. It is now my only method of clear coating the rare woods I use.

What it does:
It doesn’t penetrate deep enough to be used as a stabilizer; it doesn’t go around sharp corners or up against bolsters or guards. It doesn’t have color, and if you are not careful, there can be problems and failures.

It doesn’t penetrate deep enough to be used as a stabilizer; it doesn’t go around sharp corners or up against bolsters or guards. It doesn’t have color, and if you are not careful, there can be problems and failures.

What you need:
You start with high quality glue. I use Starbond exclusively. It’s the best of all I’ve tried. Use the very thin glue. You need a matching accelerator…either in a pump bottle or the new aerosol can. And you will need some Webril Handi-pads from Nonwovens, Inc. Rubber gloves are necessary.

I work outside with rubber gloves. Fold the 4” Handi-pads in half, twice. Pour a small amount of glue onto the pad and with long even strokes, apply it to the wood. The wood must be clean of dust, oil and glue. Lay down long strokes and keep doing it until the cure slows. Then spritz it with Starbond’s Accelerator ONLY. Other brands create “foam” or air in the glue.

Apply the glue and spritz until a coating of about 1/16” is achieved. If cotton stringers come off the pad just sand them off. Do not allow anything to get on the glue without sanding it off immediately. When enough coats (50-60) have been applied, start sanding with a hard block of wood and 220 grit sandpaper and water. Proceed through 400 grit, 600 grit and 1200 grit. Polish by hand with Scotch Final Cut car polishing compound. A high gloss comes out in minutes.

You will need to experiment. Humidity speeds the cure. Full cure takes weeks. Failures come from oils in the wood, or moisture that gets trapped. You cannot put materials together that have different shrinking rates…like wood and buffalo horn.

I have Tantos that are 18 years old that are in perfect condition. Chips or scratches can be healed with a drop of glue in the cleaned chip or scratch and then sanded and polished out again.

Enjoy!

Scott Slobodian, sword smith

Telephone (209) 286-1980
One way Black CA glue can be used (in woodworking)
Starbond

KE-150 (Black Medium)

"I use the Black Medium C.A. glue to fill in cracks that is in some of my turning blank of bowls and plates. I fill the cracks, [and] when it is dry, I turn the pieces on the lath, then sand [it] with fine sand paper and coat it with spar varnish. It polishes to a great shine. I also use it on soft edges of wood when I turn bowls to harden the edges and accent them."

Roger Tipton

Ashdown, AK
If you have any questions or comments feel free to contact us at 1-800-900-GLUE(4583) or e-mail us at cph@starbond.com