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Title: Coloured CA (superglue)
Post by: dr4g0nfly on July 10, 2019, 08:59:42 PM
Thought I'd share this info:

I saw a short video that showed you can buy Black Superglue. The demo I saw, showed it being used to fill a crack in a wooden board.

So that set me wondering, what could you mix with CA to colour it. Almost anything I know you add to it, sets it off, fast.

So a search gave me this YouTube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGEecsESDBQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGEecsESDBQ).

And a subsequent search for Translucent tinting resin for polyester, polyurethane gave me this link, https://www.easycomposites.co.uk/#!/resin-gel-silicone-adhesive/pigments-and-dyes/translucent-tinting-pigments/translucent-tinting-pigments-for-clear-casting-resins-set-of-10.html (https://www.easycomposites.co.uk/#!/resin-gel-silicone-adhesive/pigments-and-dyes/translucent-tinting-pigments/translucent-tinting-pigments-for-clear-casting-resins-set-of-10.html).

The questions page, for these resins on the Easy Composites site, say these colours are oil based and not compatible with CA, but I cannot see any other type of mixer resin that might be available from Easy Composites so I must assume, as the video said, no-one else has tried it or tested it to see if it works.

I also note they can be used for epoxy resins, and at £12.46 for a set of 10 x 25ml bottles is very affordable to experiment with.


Title: Re: Coloured CA (superglue)
Post by: hughie on July 11, 2019, 04:11:41 AM
I have used the black, its very popular in New Zealand but not so here. But i found to goes off in the bottle if you dont use it up fairly quickly. Fillers, well I have use ebony dust and CA it works very well. If you cant find any ebony lying around :) maybe a little of the bog oak as its black. I just rub the ebony of very coarse sand paper to make my own.
Title: Re: Coloured CA (superglue)
Post by: bodrighywood on July 11, 2019, 07:54:06 AM
I use a lot of different fillers with CA glue, various sanding dusts that I collect, metal powders and glass powders. Wood dust seems to go darker when glue is applied so pretty impossible to hide a split in light coloured woods but I tend to highlight not hide splits cracks etc.

Pete