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Superglue mishaps - Spider takes a swipe! #347103
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Spider has been chuckling to himself about the time last summer when Howie accidently glued his eyelids together whilst attempting a roadside repair with superglue, much to the amusement of the Kentites. Spider now wonders how many other members of this site have experienced superglue disasters. Letís hear them lads. Donít be ashamed - we promise not to laugh (some hope!).



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Re: Superglue mishaps - Spider takes a swipe! [Re: Grandad] #347115
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I wonder if anyone has superglued their fingers to their zipper.




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Re: Superglue mishaps - Spider takes a swipe! [Re: Roadwarrior] #347123
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Quote:
I wonder if anyone has superglued their fingers to their zipper

No, but there was a movie here, where the main character got a flap of skin of his 'you know what' between his zipper.

Maybe an idea for Grandad: Spider got his 'what do you call it' in the chain of the bike...


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Well I did manage to stick a finger to a car windscreen while glueing a mirror lug back on. Only lost a little skin during the seperation process blush


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Re: Superglue mishaps - Spider takes a swipe! [Re: Grandad] #347141
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My wife reminded me, it's about 35 years ago...

She sailed with me on a cargo ship.
One of the fitters in the engine room, Wong Yuk, a chinese man from Hong Kong also had his wife on board.
The wifes were often together, though the chinese lady spoke mainly Kantonese plus only three words of English,
and my wife (born and raised in Brazil) spoke mainly Portuguese an just a few words in Dutch.

Wong and I did a major overhaul on one of the generator diesels but were short of o-rings for the cylinder liners.
So we made them ourselves out of larger diameter rings, and... super glue (Aron Alpha, store in fridge).

All of a sudden Wong was gone and when he came back I thought he had made a sanitary visit.
But when we lowered a liner into the engine frame he burst out laughing when we saw my wife in the generator room,
steam coming out of her ears. Very unusual, wifes are not supposed to come to technical spaces by themselves.
She knew that and obeyed the ships rules.

"What did you do," she shouted to Wong. "Come to our cabin, both of you."

In my cabin we found mrs Wong, in tears, looking desperately at her left hand.
Mr Wong was not allowed to touch her, neither was I...

The chief mate cut her fingers loose again with a Chicks rasor blade.


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I used to work in an electronics factory where we used superglue to hold a few parts in place. I glued a few parts to my hand by accident. We always talked about the zipper possiblilty.




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Re: Superglue mishaps - Spider takes a swipe! [Re: Grandad] #347172
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We had an obnoxious mechanic in our instrument workshop. At lunchtime we superglued all his little BA spanners, all the tiny nuts and bolts from his repair job, his notebook, six inch steel ruler, coffe mug etc... on to his bench top.
My how we laughed, the foreman didn't though. But it was worth it... laughing


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Re: Superglue mishaps - Spider takes a swipe! [Re: KarlB] #347233
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Re: Superglue mishaps - Spider takes a swipe! [Re: Grandad] #347239
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RoadWarrior I tried to get funds for teh BSA stash you posted but could not make an offer I'd be happy with so passed. Too bad it was/is a mini BSA store.
On super glue, cyanoacrylic will almost start cotton on fire. Be careful pinching together fabric like cotton even some leathers.
drips will come off without remover just let the skin oils get to surface over 24hrs, the remover is HIGHLY carcinogenic.
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Years ago I had a ring that had cracked on the underside of the finger. I dediced to super glue the crack so it woudn't pinch my finger. While attempting to do that I glued 2 of my fingers together. I left the ring on the table and drove in to town to buy a bottle of nail polish remover. It took a while but I got my fingers apart. When I started to pick up the ring, I found it was glued to the formica table top. This was the last straw! I was livid! I grabbed a wooden spoon, stuck the handle through the ring, lifted up and the handle broke. By now I'm in a complete rage. I shoved the stub of the handle through the ring and gave a mighty heave. What I ended with was my ring, firmly attached to the 3" disk of formica that had ripped out of the table top. Spoon, ring, and piece of formica all went to the trash bin.


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Re: Superglue mishaps - Spider takes a swipe! [Re: flgoff] #347290
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Originally Posted By: flgoff
Years ago I had a ring that had cracked on the underside of the finger. I dediced to super glue the crack so it woudn't pinch my finger. While attempting to do that I glued 2 of my fingers together. I left the ring on the table and drove in to town to buy a bottle of nail polish remover. It took a while but I got my fingers apart. When I started to pick up the ring, I found it was glued to the formica table top. This was the last straw! I was livid! I grabbed a wooden spoon, stuck the handle through the ring, lifted up and the handle broke. By now I'm in a complete rage. I shoved the stub of the handle through the ring and gave a mighty heave. What I ended with was my ring, firmly attached to the 3" disk of formica that had ripped out of the table top. Spoon, ring, and piece of formica all went to the trash bin.


Oh to have been a fly on the wall laughing laughing laughing
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Re: Superglue mishaps - Spider takes a swipe! [Re: 441/R3cafeSteve] #347299
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Hey CafeSteve. I never asked Chris what he wanted for the stash. Steve the Flea also contacted him, but I have not talked with Chris to see if it worked out. Maybe I should buy the stuff even though I am a Triumph guy mostly.




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Re: Superglue mishaps - Spider takes a swipe! [Re: Ger B] #347306
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Originally Posted By: Ger
No, but there was a movie here, where the main character got a flap of skin of his 'you know what' between his zipper.


I did that as a 9-year old - foreskin in trouser zip. You don't do it twice in your life. cry

Then again, I did the chilli thing too when I was somewhat older. But only once. blush

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Quote:
did that as a 9-year old

In the movie the main character was not 9 but in his early twenties,
and a gorgious red hair tried to free him while he was driving a car...

Who freed you?
blush


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OK back to super glue...
i worked for many years in a high-end wood shop. we made some REALLY nice stuff, architectural millwork, cabinets, furniture and the like. sometimes when a bit of wood would split or break we would use super glue, with an *accelerator* to speed the cure process.

well, the boss's son, who nobody liked, sometimes worked with us. he was alone in the finish department's spray booth when he somehow super-glued his fingers to a large-ish bit of work, a table top or something... one of our guys was walking by when he heard "Pssst! hey come here, i need some help." don't you think we left him there for a while as we all came by to poke fun and laugh at him!


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2002 and a mate and I are making up some trophies for a 100 years of Triumph bike show.
Stretching leather lookalike over the wooden shields and a dab of super glue.
My wife came out to see why two grown men were ggling like a cople of school girls, yep heres the pair of us with our fingers glued to the bloody trophy bases.

Slightly off subject, just finished a restoration on a 1970 Daytona, lots of polish including some silicone based spray on the seat.
Hop on start up and take off in fron tof a bunch of beer drinking mates.
Silicone had of course turned the seat into a ice rink and yours truely ended up on teh pavement with egg on his face.

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He comes to the first right hand turn and lost the front end and went down in a heap. Fortunately he was pulling away from a stop sign so wasn't going very fast. Nothing hurt but his pride.


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Originally Posted By: MikeG
Originally Posted By: flgoff
Years ago I had a ring that had cracked on the underside of the finger. I dediced to super glue the crack so it woudn't pinch my finger. While attempting to do that I glued 2 of my fingers together. I left the ring on the table and drove in to town to buy a bottle of nail polish remover. It took a while but I got my fingers apart. When I started to pick up the ring, I found it was glued to the formica table top. This was the last straw! I was livid! I grabbed a wooden spoon, stuck the handle through the ring, lifted up and the handle broke. By now I'm in a complete rage. I shoved the stub of the handle through the ring and gave a mighty heave. What I ended with was my ring, firmly attached to the 3" disk of formica that had ripped out of the table top. Spoon, ring, and piece of formica all went to the trash bin.


Oh to have been a fly on the wall laughing laughing laughing
You win the prize Floyd g


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that is EPIC.


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Sliced left index finger with an Exacto knife, all the way to the bone, and before the blood appeared, I injected a drop of super glue into the gash, band-aided, no sign of cut, not even a scar today...


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I had a neighbor with a teenage daughter. He complained that she always left her sandals & slippers everywhere, stepped out of them and left. When she needed them she slid back into them and walked off. That is until he superglued one of them to the floor, solved that problem.

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I had a boss (another archaeologist) who excavated Port Royal, Jamaica back in the 80s. They were opening a big museum exhibit with a bunch of big-to-dos and he ended up repairing a piece of pottery quickly with some superglue. He touched his eyebrow and his fingers stuck. Fortunately, he was able to get it unglued just before Margaret Thatcher showed up.


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