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CA (Cyanoacrylates)

Cyanoacrylates (CA's) have become the adhesive of choice for most hobby and household applications. High quality CA's such as INSTA-CURE, when used properly, form bonds that in many cases are stronger than the material that is being adhered. INSTA-CURE is a highly refined CA which, combined with its freshness, gives a guaranteed 2 year shelf life.

CA's are reactive monomers that chemically link (polymerize) when pressed into a thin film. The very thin layer of water moisture present on most surfaces acts as an alkali, or weak base, which is the catalyst that results in bonding; however, the presence of detectable amounts of water usually degrades the performance of CA's.

With all CA'S, the closer the parts fit together, the stronger the bond. Always hold the bonding surfaces together as tightly as possible. Any rough spots on the mating surfaces should be smoothed out. Although CA'S will hold objects together with considerable strength within seconds, the full strength of the bond is not reached for several hours. Allow for this before subjecting parts to maximum stress. Also, CA'S are generally a little less brittle and have higher strength when they are allowed to cure on their own.
Heat and moisture will decrease the shelf life of CA'S. Unopen bottles can be stored in a freezer or refrigerator, but allow them to reach room temperature before using. Keep your bottles in a cool place that won't be exposed to direct sunlight and store away from bottles of accelerators. Due to the freshness of our CA'S, their shelf life is guaranteed for 24 months.
For the initial opening of the top, loosen top first to relieve internal pressure, then hold the bottle against a near vertical surface and cut off the top 1/32" with a knife or razor blade without squeezing the bottle. To prevent clogging, do not let the tip of the nozzle touch a surface that has been sprayed with INSTA-SET. Before replacing the colored cap, sit the bottle down hard to knock the remaining CA back into the bottle before squeezing it in a upright position to blow air through the nozzle, then wipe the tip clean.
These CA'S come in ½ oz., 1 oz. And 2 oz. sizes. In addition to our line of extender tips and fine teflon tubing that allow very small, controlled amounts of CA to be applied, we have CA applicators that come in both a regular and fine tip. They are like a disposable eye-dropper that greatly resists clogging. Just squeeze the bulb and insert into an open CA bottle to draw out the amount you need. When using the teflon tubing, cut one end at a 45 angle before inserting no more than ¼" into the bottle top.

INSTA-CURE has a water-thin viscosity that wicks deep into joints by capillary action and cures in a matter of a few seconds. Surfaces to be bonded must be tight fitting and should be held together while you apply the CA around the edges of the seam. At the moment CA'S cure, they give off a vapor that can irritate the nose and eyes, so be prepared. Thin CA'S work very well on balsa since they penetrate into the wood and form more than just a surface bond.
Part # Size MSRP Our Price
BSI-101 1/2 ounce $2.99 discontinued
BSI-102 1 ounce $4.99 discontinued
BSI-103 2 ounce $8.99 discontinued

INSTA-CURE+ Gap Filling CA
INSTA-CURE+ is a higher viscosity CA for loose fitting joints in which the adhesive must bridge gaps. Normally, the thicker CA is applied to one surface and then the parts are held tightly together for about 5 to 15 seconds. For large surface areas, including those with close fitting joints such as laminations, INSTA-CURE+ should also be used. To prevent premature curing, don't spread the glue into a thin film Lay down a serpentine bead with about 1" separations on one surface, then assemble the parts, letting the pressure spread the CA out.
Part # Size MSRP Our Price
BSI-106 1/2 ounce $2.99 discontinued
BSI-107 1 ounce $4.99 discontinued
BSI-108 2 ounce $8.99 discontinued

MAXI-CURE Extra Thick CA
MAXI-CURE extra thick CA is the best CA for most plastics, including GE's Lexan. MAXI-CURE is the best choice for plastic model assembly. When used with INSTA-SET, it works better than any putty for modifying or filling voids. It can be carved with a knife or razor blade and sanded and feathered to form a finish indistinguishable from plastic.
MAXI-CURE bonds fiberglass, hardwood, metal and rubber better than any other hobby adhesive. For gluing to the inside, cloth textured surface of fiberglass, scrape the area to be bonded with a razor blade or coarse sandpaper before using MAXI-CURE or any other adhesive. It also is best for bonding the tires for R/C cars.

Part # Size MSRP Our Price
BSI-111 1/2 ounce $3.29 discontinued
BSI-112 1 ounce $5.49 discontinued
BSI-113 2 ounce $9.99 discontinued

SUPER-GOLD and SUPER-GOLD+ are our odorless INSTA-CURE CA'S. They are non-frosting and take ony 2 or 3 seconds longer to bond. There are no fumes that irritate the nose and eyes. The SUPER-GOLD's do not attack white foam; therefore, they can be used in the building of foam core wings and the assembly and repair of plastic and foam ARF's. They will not fog clear plastic. Both SUPER-GOLD's cure to a more flexible consistency for better shock absorbtion.
SUPER-GOLD Odorless Thin CA
Whenever a large amount of CA is to be used in such applications as saturating fiberglass or Kevlar, SUPER-GOLD eliminates the irritating fumes from the evaporating monomer that make repeated use of CA unpleasant at times.

Part # Size MSRP Our Price
BSI-121 1/2 ounce $6.99 discontinued
BSI-122 1 ounce $12.99 discontinued
BSI-123 2 ounce $22.99 discontinued
SUPER-GOLD+ Odorless Gap Filling CA

2 Ounce size not shown
SUPER-GOLD+ is ideal for attaching clear canopies in plastic model kits; however, MAXI-CURE is still recommended for assembling the rest of plastic kits. Wood can be bonded to white foam with SUPER-GOLD+ in less than fifteen seconds. For bonding foam to foam, spray a very light fog of INSTA-SET to one piece and apply SUPER-GOLD+ to the other before joining. Excess INSTA-SET may create too much heat, which can melt the foam.

Part # Size MSRP Our Price
BSI-126 1/2 ounce $6.99 discontinued
BSI-127 1 ounce $12.99 discontinued
BSI-128 2 ounce $22.99 discontinued

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