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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian05 Jun 2020 12:07 p.m. PST

Superglue is notorious for having a short shelf life. When you purchase superglue, do you write down the date of purchase so you know when the stuff is too old to trust?

Gear Pilot05 Jun 2020 12:19 p.m. PST

No, but I probably should.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Jun 2020 12:27 p.m. PST

SWMBO does not allow me to date.

I buy a six pack online for delivery of Loctite CA and go through it in a couple of months. Apparently beer and chocolate also have "best if used by dates" … what is that about?

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP05 Jun 2020 12:39 p.m. PST

I try to use as much as possible from the tube and then throw it away. So I try to save up all of my gluing projects and do them all in a day or so. It doesn't always work that way. And of course I buy the smallest containers of glue.

Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut05 Jun 2020 12:51 p.m. PST

No sir, I am a married man.

John Armatys05 Jun 2020 1:11 p.m. PST

No, but following a tip on TMP I have taken to keeping my stock of superglue in the fridge.

HostileContact05 Jun 2020 1:18 p.m. PST

I try not to. The relationship is often…….sticky.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP05 Jun 2020 1:19 p.m. PST

Dang. All the best jokes were taken.

No, I don't note when I buy it. When it seems not to work anymore, I just buy more.

BTCTerrainman Supporting Member of TMP05 Jun 2020 1:31 p.m. PST

Nope since I never use it at all.

MajorB05 Jun 2020 1:52 p.m. PST

Never use superglue. Too brittle.

14Bore05 Jun 2020 1:59 p.m. PST

Like it has a chance to stick around very long?

Dynaman878905 Jun 2020 2:05 p.m. PST

No – but I have gotten sticky fingers from it…

Ferd4523105 Jun 2020 2:06 p.m. PST

police reports claim I use to glue my dates. couldn't make the charges stick. Bond withyou later. H

Personal logo sillypoint Supporting Member of TMP05 Jun 2020 2:59 p.m. PST

Drinks and dinner…I wouldn't call it a date though.

evilgong05 Jun 2020 4:14 p.m. PST

Yes, but she got all clingy.

pmwalt05 Jun 2020 4:26 p.m. PST


Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP05 Jun 2020 4:36 p.m. PST

I swipe right on some Krazy Glue Gel.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP05 Jun 2020 5:01 p.m. PST

A little light conversation, possibly over dinner. But not an actual date. And I don't trust anyone. Glue is no different.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse05 Jun 2020 5:08 p.m. PST

I do not date adhesive.

jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP05 Jun 2020 5:59 p.m. PST

I go thru it to quik to bother..rather needless thing to do though .if it is dry .you;ll know.

von Schwartz05 Jun 2020 6:13 p.m. PST

No, I found her too clingy.

Andrew Beasley05 Jun 2020 8:54 p.m. PST

Nope but I can normally tell from the smell.

If it does not stink I know it's not going to be good but it's so rare now I've not binned a tube or bottle for years and that includes the stuff that's spent a year or two in the roof!

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP06 Jun 2020 4:21 a.m. PST

Is this tied into that poll about pick-up lines?

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP06 Jun 2020 9:08 a.m. PST

I use glues in rotation, and have found very few problems. I tend to only buy glue when I am getting a bit low on stock.

von Schwartz08 Jun 2020 5:38 p.m. PST

No attraction, NOW my magnets….that's another story!

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