Super glue gel: Super control

Super glue gel: Superior bond and total control

Have a precision repair that you want to take care of? Super glue gel may be just the answer. It won’t run or drip like liquid glues but offers the same super strong bond. Get the details on the benefits of Loctite Super Glue Gel and find out how to get clean, professional results.

What are the advantages of super glue gel?

Super glue has been around for so long that we sometimes take it for granted, but this common adhesive really is an amazing substance. A small amount is capable of bonding with tremendous strength. In addition, it dries very quickly and is inexpensive.

The technical name for super glue is cyanoacrylate, and it was discovered in the 1940s by scientists working on making gunsights. Since then, it has gained popularity and is a go-to item for DIYers.

The only problem is that super glue can be a bit messy. It can drip or run and get on your fingers, and then you have to very carefully try to pry your fingers apart. Not fun!

Thanks to gel-type super glues like Loctite Gel Control you can use this super adhesive safely, without worrying about runs or drips because of its thicker consistency.

A crack in the sneaker? No problem. With Loctite's Super Glue Gel, you'll always find a creative solution.

How to use Loctite Super Glue Gel Control

Applying Loctite Super Glue Gel Control is very easy with the precision nozzle. Follow these steps:

  1. Make sure that the items to be glued together are clean, dry, and close fitting.
  2. Twist the cap clockwise until the clicking stops, then unscrew it in the opposite direction to open.
  3. Apply a drop of glue onto one surface and fit the parts together. Hold firmly until the glue sets.
  4. Replace the cap immediately. Always store Super Glue Gel Control upright in a cool dry place.

How to remove super glue gel from skin

The precision nozzle of Loctite Super Glue Gel Control should allow you to avoid getting any glue on your fingers. When working with very small items, or when a lot of adjustment may be needed as you are fitting the parts together, we recommend wearing nitrile safety gloves.

If you do get super glue gel on your fingers, here is how to safely remove it:

  1. Soak the affected area in warm soapy water to soften the glue. Never tear skin away from the glue quickly.
  2. Gently pry the fingers apart with a dull edge like a credit card or the back edge of a butter knife.
  3. Slowly and carefully, work your way along until the bond is broken.
  4. If warm water is not doing the trick, you may want to try acetone (nail polish remover) to soften the glue.
Loctite Super Glue Gel is perfect for ceramics, metal, wood, plastic and many other materials.

Choosing the best gel-type super glue

Liquid super glue can run or drip, especially during vertical application. It can also be brittle, causing it to crack or fail if applied to fabrics, or when subject to vibration or stress.

If these are your concerns, try Loctite Super Glue Power Flex Gel Control. This super strong adhesive is rubber-infused and creates powerful bonds that will hold up even in extreme conditions and on flexible materials. The no-drip formula is great for porous surfaces such as rubber and leather, or solid materials like wood, metal, ceramics, and plastic. It’s perfect for vertical applications as well. It dries clear and comes in an easy-grip dispenser with precision nozzle for mess-free application.