FAQ

FAQs Answered

General Product Information

  • Water vapor is the catalyst that activates the Krazy Glue bond. Since moisture is present in the air at all times, an open tube of Krazy Glue will "cure" very quickly. To prolong the useful life of your tube, always replace the cap immediately. You may also consider Single-Use Packages containing 0.5 grams of Krazy Glue so you can use each tube once and throw it away.

  • Though it works with most, Krazy Glue cannot bond all materials. For best results, please do not use on paper, foam, rear view mirrors, polyethylene, Teflon® or other fluorocarbons. Check out our different formulas to find the glue that is best for the materials you are bonding.

  • The traditional white glue you used in elementary school works by filling in the microscopic pores on surfaces and forming a latex bond.

    The chemical name for Krazy Glue is ethyl cyanoacrylate - a non-toxic, colorless, extremely fast-acting, strong adhesive. In its pure form, once bonded, it can provide over 1000 pounds per square inch of bonding strength.

    Krazy Glue requires a "trigger" to activate its adhesive properties. Fortunately, that catalyst is common water, naturally present on almost any surface on earth and in the atmosphere as water vapor. That is why it is important to always keep the glue container sealed tightly when it is not being used and stored in a cool, dry place.

  • During the Vietnam War, cyanoacrylate was proven valuable to military surgeons. Under battlefield conditions, they used it to stop bleeding and even close wounds. Today cyanoacrylate is used in specific formulas developed for medical use.

    Note: Krazy Glue products should not be used for wound care.

Product Use and Application

  • We like to give you choices. Pick the one you prefer:

    Precision Tip
    The one-drop precision tip provides maximum control for accurate fixes and less mess on your hands.

    Brush
    Brush-on applicator provides excellent surface coverage and is ideal for large surfaces and hard-to-reach areas.

    Gel
    This is a no-clog, self-piercing nozzle that makes opening the tube a breeze.

    Precision Control Pen
    Now you can have maximum accuracy for delicate tasks. No excess drips, no mess. Simply use the pressure grips to release a controlled drop onto your surface. Glue indicator shows how much remains.

    Fine Tip
    The long no-clog neck of the Extended Precision Tip is ideal for applying in corners and tight spaces. Hanger cap makes it easy to carry with you for whenever you need it.

    Extended Tip
    Fine tip single-use applicators have just enough in each tube for one fast fix. They’re convenient, quick, and easy to use. Great to store or take with you. Keep a tube anywhere you might need a repair. The glue stays fresh in the tube until you need it.

    EZ Squeeze
    The larger size and sure-grip panel on the container makes applying the glue a simple squeeze. Long, no-clog tip allows for maximum accuracy.

  • You may be able to use less than you think. We’ve tested Krazy Glue and discovered that one single drop can hold more than 1000 lbs. on steel. With this said, using too much glue or spreading glue too thin will result in a poor bond or no bond at all.

    Krazy Glue bonds to a surface on a molecular level. If the surface has dirt, grease, or oil on it, the glue cannot access the actual surface you are trying to bond. Therefore, surfaces to be adhered should be clean and dry before applying Krazy Glue.

    Wood surfaces should be sanded or planed flat with paint, varnish, dust, or glue residue removed.

  • Krazy Glue® begins to form a bond in about 10 to 60 seconds so you can often just hold pieces in place until the bond sets in about two minutes. For Krazy Glue Wood Glue, this depends on the wood type and the amount of moisture in the air. It takes 2 to 6 minutes to begin to set, then after 6 minutes, it forms a workable bond to many wood types.

    Allow the full strength bond to form overnight but since Krazy Glue does not expand as it cures, this dramatically reduces the need to clamp your bond.

  • Krazy Glue® bonds to a surface on a molecular level. If the surface has dirt, grease, or oil on it, the glue cannot access the actual surface you are trying to bond. Therefore, surfaces to be adhered should be clean and dry before applying Krazy Glue.

    Wood surfaces should be sanded or planed flat with paint, varnish, dust, or glue residue removed.

Removal of Krazy Glue

  • Don't worry. Just soak acetone or ordinary nail polish remover containing acetone on the bonded area. The bond will break but be sure to rinse the area thoroughly after de-bonding with excess water. If you don't have acetone handy, have a little patience! Soak the bonded area in warm, soapy water. Carefully peel or roll the skin apart gently and slowly. DO NOT PULL APART, Krazy Glue® creates a VERY strong bond that's nearly impossible to break by pulling straight up and down. If you gently roll the skin, you will gradually diminish the bonds between the Krazy Glue molecules themselves and be able to get your fingers apart. Always use acetone or other flammable chemical solvents in a well-ventilated, safe area.

    For Krazy Glue emergency medical information call toll-free 1-888-516-2502.

  • Krazy Glue can be removed with acetone. Acetone is the key ingredient in most nail polish removers. You can also find acetone at your local hardware or paint store. Apply the solvent to a paper towel and place it on the stain until the glue has softened. The softened glue can then be removed with a clean dry towel. Always test the solvent on an inconspicuous area first to check for discoloration or compatibility issues.

  • Krazy Glue can be removed with acetone. However, acetone is a pretty powerful solvent and can damage some types of plastic. A safer solvent is nitromethane that can usually be found at specialty hobby stores. Look for products called "de-bonders" containing the nitromethane component. Always be sure to test whatever solvent you choose on an inconspicuous area first to check for compatibility issues.