When it comes to MacGyvering, the only thing better than duct tape — besides paper clips and gum — is superglue. Working in special effects shops, I picked up a trick to make this miracle tool even more versatile. Its short name is zip-kick or zip-kicker; in fancy terms it’s a cyanoacrylate accelerator, and it allows you to build up large quantities of glue and have them harden very fast, so you can make fillets.
Zip-kick also comes in handy if you’re working on a project and you just can’t wait for the superglue to set up. Yeah, I know, impatient — but if you’re gluing a lot of small parts, it’s a no-brainer. You can buy in bulk and fill your own spray bottles, or you can buy pre-filled bottles.
Cyberbond makes all kinds of great accelerators — my personal favorite, the Apollo BLAST 6001 accelerator, seems to have been updated to 6001H — but it’s kind of hard to find so you’ll have to do some searching or check your local specialty shops. I found one site that’s offering 2oz bottles for $5.57.
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