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Unread postAuthor: LikimysCrotchus5 » Wed Jan 02, 2008 12:49 am

Well i have pvc cement and at first when i bought it, it was liquidy. But now it has turned into gel and it was used on my pneumatic cannon and it is fine. I just wanna know if its safe to use.
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Unread postAuthor: SpudMonster » Wed Jan 02, 2008 12:57 am

Chuck it and buy a new can. It's 5 bucks. Once it Gels, it's worthless.
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Unread postAuthor: qbnbountyhunter » Wed Jan 02, 2008 1:04 am

I have used pvc cement after it has gelled at it works fine, but its really messy, you can use it so long as it has a bit of moisture and it is slightly wet.

P.S. pvc cement gel makes a great fuel for a hungery fire! :angryfire:
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Unread postAuthor: Pilgrimman » Wed Jan 02, 2008 1:09 am

I had a topic like this a long time ago. The reason it gels is you didn't seal it perfectly when you closed it. That was my problem. As long as you get that cap on real tight, it shouldn't gel up.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Wed Jan 02, 2008 1:17 am

Check the use-by-date, mine expired I think :oops:

Mine still has about 1/4 glue left in it but the brush doesn't reach that far down :(
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Unread postAuthor: elitesniper » Wed Jan 02, 2008 1:25 am

shake up the can so the cement goes on the brush
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Wed Jan 02, 2008 1:30 am

I took the brush off and made an extention for it. :)
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Unread postAuthor: jimmy101 » Wed Jan 02, 2008 12:10 pm

Like Pilgrimman said, if you don't get the can closed tightly some of the solvent will evaporate and the glue will start to solidify (gel).

It helps if you clean the top of the can and the inside of the cap before closing it back up. A little bit of semi-dried glue on either surface will keep the can from closing tightly.

You really should just chuck the can and get a new one. This is probably a good argument for buying the smallest can of glue you can find even though it is a bit more expensive in a small can. Spudders just don't use glue fast enough to get through a large can before it starts to dry out.

In a pinch, you can try to add a bit of cleaner/primer to the gelified (sp?) glue to get it to thin out. I wouldn't recomend using "reconstituted" glue for any high pressure applications though.
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Unread postAuthor: WOW!! » Wed Jan 02, 2008 12:17 pm

I used old cement before on a cannon and the fitting blew apart at the glue joint because of it. So after it goes bad I just get a new can of it. It better then chancing it.
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Unread postAuthor: bigbob12345 » Wed Jan 02, 2008 12:24 pm

I agree with WOW!! you dont know how well it will hold the PVC stuff together so just go buy a new can its a trip to the home depot and 4 bucks.
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Unread postAuthor: WOW!! » Wed Jan 02, 2008 12:28 pm

bigbob12345 wrote:I agree with WOW!! you dont know how well it will hold the PVC stuff together so just go buy a new can its a trip to the home depot and 4 bucks.



And if your like me you will end up buying parts for a whole new cannon too. :roll:
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Unread postAuthor: sandman » Wed Jan 02, 2008 1:03 pm

you could always mold some ammo out of it :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: daberno123 » Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:57 pm

you could always mold some ammo out of it

or a piston
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Unread postAuthor: LikimysCrotchus5 » Wed Jan 02, 2008 7:18 pm

Thats a thought but i dont think the piston would dry enough to be used in its application as a piston, but ammo is a possibility.

I was going to use this on a advanced combustion cannon so i guess ill buy another one at Ace Hardware only because its closer but it probably costs more.
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Unread postAuthor: brogdenlaxmiddie » Wed Jan 02, 2008 8:13 pm

I completley agree w/ WOW!!! because at our beach house, we used some gelatinous glue for the water for our yacht on the dock and when it was all dryed up we turned on the water and the fittings all exploded off the pipes.... the glue didnt work at all if any and for using this on any type of gun, I completly beleive that you should not for any reason use this!

It went POOOOOOOOOOOSSSHHHH
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