How to make your CA Glue Last Longer

How to make your CA Glue Last Longer

You've probably heard from us that keeping your Starbond CA glue in the fridge will increase the shelf-life. You might even know that you can keep it in the freezer too. We want to share a few more tips to help you get the most out of each bottle.

If you pay close attention to the Starbond store, you will have noticed that we recently started selling extra clog-free stoppers. We send one of these handy caps with each glue, and you can use it to keep your nozzle from sealing up with glue, but the tight seal that it forms also keeps out moisture, which is the bane of all CA.

The reason for this is that CA glue reacts to moisture, which can cause it to start to harden. Keeping it in the fridge or freezer is, of course, a great way to keep your glue away from moisture as the mechanism that cools a refrigerator naturally strips moisture from the air inside. However, if you don't want to keep it in the fridge, or want some additional safeguards in place, you can put your glue in an airtight container, such as a jar, and throw in a silica gel pack.

Silica gel packs are often used when shipping electronics or metals, and you probably tend to throw them out, but we recommend saving a few to help keep your glue nice and dry. They are specifically used to strip moisture out of the air and are perfect for storing CA glue. A pack of silica gel with your CA glue in an airtight container and stored in a cool place is the perfect way to make sure your glue lasts as long as possible.

However you choose to store your glue, Starbond's got your back. We have a 30-month shelf-life guarantee for all of our clear glues when stored properly, and 20-months for our colored glues. We also produce our glues monthly, so you are always getting the freshest glue on the market. Stop by our newly upgraded website and be sure to keep an eye out for new products, as we have some exciting new releases on the horizon!

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