Keep Your Super Glue From Drying Out With A Jar Of Rice

If you're a regular user of super glue or other kinds of epoxies, you can keep the tips from drying out by storing the tubes in a jar of rice. It sounds a little backwards, but super glue actually needs water in order for it to harden and dry out.

Unfortunately, that also means that the moisture in the air can cause the tips of super glue tubes to dry out and practically ruin the whole tube. Instructables user Engineer of None has a simple fix. Just toss your super glues and epoxies in a jar filled with a tiny bit of rice and the rice will absorb a lot of the excess moisture in the air. You can also use silica kitty litter if you have some of that around.

How to Prevent Super Glue from Drying [Instructables]


    Super glue isn't an epoxy, it's Cyanoacrylate.

    As your site regularly posts - correctly using language is important.

    "Selleys Quick Fix Brush On Supa Glue" is the best super glue I've ever used, because of the fact that I've been able to use it multiple times. The container is sort of like a nail polish container, it works great at not letting the glue dry out or having the lid get stuck. Every other super glue I've tried has always been a one time use affair, they all fail at reuse.

    Also, being able to brush on the super glue is a great feature. Buy this super glue, save yourself the future headaches.

    All hail Selly's!

    P.S. - I'm not affiliated with Selly's whatsoever, this super glue is just a smart product.

    And here I thought this was going to be a useful article, like on how to not get your fingers stuck together every time

    best way to keep super glue is storing it in the freezer, I have a 10 year old 50 ml container that I have used no less than 50 times and is still going, super glue does not freeze, having it at cooler temperatures stops it drying.

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