There's a lot you can do with CA glue from Satellite City Instant Glues! Select a link below for more information on specific topics.
The fundamentals of using Satellite City instant glues and accelerators. Learn the basics and then let your imagination guide you.
Have a question you didn't see covered in our instructions? See our Frequently Asked Questions for even more information.
These two hour-long videos were made in the 1980's by Bob and Bill Hunter, the champion modelers who founded Satellite City and introduced cyanoacrylate (CA glue) to hobbyists back in the 70's. Both videos are in-depth demonstrations of techniques that are still in use today.
Featuring Nick Schade of Guillemot Kayaks
Learn how Nick Schade of Guillemot Kayaks uses Special T CA glue and NCF Quick accelerator in assembling the Stitch and Glue Night Heron kayak.
Featuring Simon Mercs
Learn how Satellite City Hot Stuff CA glue is used in ultra high-end model-making with master modeler Simon Mercs.
Featuring Ed Johnson
Learn how Hot Stuff, Super T, and Special T CA glue can be used to harden porous, weak stone or bone and fill in gaps in rocks before grinding and polishing.
Featuring Kathy Wise
Our instant glues make shaping and assembling intarsia wood artwork faster and easier. Professional artist Kathy Wise demonstrates some of her favorite techniques. Many of these techniques are very useful in general woodworking as well!
Featuring Emory Mclaughlin
Professional pen turners know the advantages of the Hot Stuff CA glue finish. Our expert customers say that no other CA glue or accelerator gives such an excellent finish so reliably. This method also works great for finishing game calls and anything else you can turn on a lathe. Click the link for step-by-step instructions and a demonstration video by professional woodworker Emory Mclaughlin.
Did you know you can create durable, glossy finishes on flat surfaces with Hot Stuff CA glue? Find out how!
Professionals know Satellite City instant glues are excellent for building and repairing guitars. Learn the techniques taught by John Carruthers' Guitar Craft Academy at the Musician's Institute of Hollywood for applications such as fretboard refinishing, installing frets, removing/replacing a nut, and drop-filling.
Featuring Maria Chapman
Professional dancers at such prestigious dance companies as Pacific Northwest Ballet, New York City Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, and others use our Hot Stuff thin CA glue to quickly harden and strengthen specific areas of their pointe shoes. When using Hot Stuff Original as a pointe shoe glue, our customers report doubling the life of their pointe shoes, which adds up to massive savings. Although there are other products and methods for hardening pointe shoes, our Hot Stuff pointe shoe glue is used extensively by many of the best in the business. Maria Chapman, principal dancer of Pacific Northwest Ballet, demonstrates this simple method.
Satellite City Super T medium gap-filling CA glue and NCF Quick accelerator can be used to make quick work of separated soles and many other common shoe repairs. See our instructions by professional cobbler Jim Foley of Dahlonega Shoe Repair.
For most people, fiberglassing involves waiting for hours for slow polyester resins to dry. Use
Hot Stuff Original thin CA glue or UFO Odorless thin CA glue instead for a faster, easier process resulting in a finished product with less weight! This method is much quicker than using conventional fiberglass resins, and is not limited to hobby applications.