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How to use CA glue from Satellite City Instant Glues- guitar repair, pointe shoes, pen finishing, shoe repair...
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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, and keep in mind that techniques shown in one section, such as musical instruments, are also often useful in other applications, such as woodworking.

Instructions
Woodworking and Finishing
Musical Instruments
Model building
Lapidary
Shoes
Taxidermy
Other


Instructions

General Instructions for using CA Glue and accelerator

The fundamentals of using Satellite City instant glues and accelerators.  Learn the basics and then let your imagination guide you.


Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question you didn't see covered in our instructions? See our Frequently Asked Questions for even more information.




Woodworking and Finishing

How to finish a razor scale with Hot Stuff thin CA glue

Russell Chozik of Shaving101 shows how he uses thin Hot Stuff Original CA glue to finish razor scales. This technique can be used on all kinds of other flat surfaces as well.



How to finish a duck call with Hot Stuff thin CA glue and NCF Quick accelerator

Andrew Hadden of Hadden Hailers demonstrates how he finishes his custom game calls with Hot Stuff Original thin CA glue



How to use use Special T and NCF Quick for intarsia woodworking

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!


How to finish pens with Super T CA glue and NCF Quick

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.

Pen finished with Hot Stuff CA glue


How to finish a flat surface with Hot Stuff CA glue

Did you know you can create durable, glossy finishes on flat surfaces with Hot Stuff CA glue?  Find out how!

Finishing with CA glue from Satellite City Instant Glues



Musical Instruments

How to repair a guitar with Satellite City CA glue and NCF Quick

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.
Guitar repair with CA glue from Satellite City Instant Glues


How to install bindings and purflings on a guitar with Hot Stuff Original CA glue

Robert O'Brien of O'Brien Guitars teaches how to use Hot Stuff Original instant glue to install bindings and purflings.



How to repair cracks on the sides or back of a guitar with Hot Stuff Original CA glue

In this video, Robert O'Brien of O'Brien Guitars demonstrates crack repair on the back of a rosewood guitar using Hot Stuff thin CA glue and pipettes. This technique is great for general woodworking as well as lutherie.




How to glue the bones to the tie block on a bridge of a classical guitar with Special T thick CA glue

In this video, Robert O'Brien of O'Brien Guitars demonstrates a method of attaching the tie block bones on a classical guitar bridge using Special T thick CA glue and NCF Quick aerosol accelerator.




How to fill gaps on the ends of guitar frets with Hot Stuff Original thin CA glue

Robert O'Brien of O'Brien Guitars demonstrates how to fill the gaps at the end of guitar grets using Hot Stuff Original CA glue and pipettes.




How to fill in hairline gaps where bindings meet the sides or back of a guitar with Hot Stuff Original thin CA glue

In this video, Robert O'Brien of O'Brien Guitars shows how to fill in hairline gaps where the binding meets the sides or back of a guitar using Hot Stuff Original thin CA glue. This technique is great for general woodworking as well as lutherie.




How to fix a buzzing nut slot on a guitar using Hot Stuff thin CA glue and baking soda

Robert O'Brien of O'Brien Guitars demonstrates how to fix a buzzing nut slot with Hot Stuff Original CA glue and baking soda.




Examples of CA glue use in lutherie

Robert O'Brien of O'Brien Guitars shows some practical, time-saving applications of CA glue when building and repairing guitars.




How to glue in guitar frets with Hot Stuff Original thin CA glue

Robert O'Brien of O'Brien Guitars demonstrates how to glue frets into the neck of a guitar using Hot Stuff Original CA glue and pipettes.




How to attach binding to the side of a fretboard on a guitar with Super T medium CA glue and Hot Stuff thin CA glue

Robert O'Brien of O'Brien Guitars demonstrates two different methods of attaching binding to a fretboard of a guitar with CA glue- one using Super T medium and the other using Hot Stuff Original thin.




How to repair a finish with Satellite City CA glue

Robert O'Brien of O'Brien Guitars shows how to secure a flaking finish, level the damaged finish, and restore the smoothness and gloss of a damaged area.




Model building

How to use Hot Stuff CA glue for white-metal and resin small scale models

Expert model builder and model magazine columnist Wayne Moyer demonstrates how he uses Hot Stuff and Super T CA glues to assemble metal and plastic model kits.



NEW! Using Satellite City Hot Stuff CA glue to build models of movie-prop quality

Featuring Simon Mercs

Learn how Satellite City Hot Stuff CA glue is used in ultra high-end model-making with master modeler Simon Mercs.



The Original Satellite City Building Tips 1 & 2 featuring Hot Stuff and Super T

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.



How to Fiberglass FAST with Hot Stuff Original thin CA glue

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.



Lapidary

NEW! How to use Hot Stuff CA Glue from Satellite City for Lapidary Applications

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.



Shoes

How to harden pointe shoes with Hot Stuff CA glue

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.

Pointe shoe strengthening with Hot Stuff CA glue from Satellite City Instant Glues


How to repair shoes with Super T CA Glue and NCF Quick

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.

Shoe Repair with CA Glue from Satellite City Instant Glue



Taxidermy

How to attach an artificial bird head using Special T thick CA glue

In this video from McKenzie Supply, Joe Ferebee uses Special T thick CA glue to bond skin to an artifical bird head.




Other

How to install a tip on a pool cue with Special T CA Glue and NCF Quick Accelerator

Seybert's Billiard Supply shows you how to install a cue tip quickly and permanently using our Special T instant glue and NCF Quick.



How to spot weld seams on a Stitch and Glue Night Heron Kayak

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.



How to bond the coaming of a Stitch and Glue Night Heron Kayak

Featuring Nick Schade of Guillemot Kayaks

Learn how Nick Schade of Guillemot Kayaks uses Special T CA glue and NCF Quick to bond the coaming of a Stitch and Glue Night Heron kayak.