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, it can lift 2000 pounds per square inch.

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

  • 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 Applicator
    Sure grip treads provide better control of the bottle. The extended no-clog tip gets into corners and tight spots easily.

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

    Pen Applicator
    Now you can have pinpoint accuracy for delicate tasks. No excess drips, no mess. Simply press the tip to release a controlled drop on your surface.

    Brush Applicator
    Provides excellent surface coverage that's easy to control on large surfaces and in hard to reach areas.

    Tube Applicator
    A reusable container keeps out light and moisture. This helps the product last longer. The base serves as a stand for the glue tube while your using it.

    Single Use Tubes
    Every tube holds the perfect amount for that one fast fix. It’s easy to store or take with you. The Glue stays fresh in the tube until you need it.

  • You may be able to use less than you think. We’ve tested Krazy Glue and discovered that one single drop can hold up to 2,000 lbs.—without even pulling apart. With this said, using too much glue or spreading glue will result in a poor bond or no bond at all.

    Krazy Glue bonds with the surface of a part on a molecular level. If the surface has dirt, grease, or oil on it the bond will be formed with them instead of with the part itself. Therefore pieces to be glued should be clean and dry before applying Krazy Glue.

    Dampen porous ceramics on one side and apply Krazy Glue to the dry side only. Wood surfaces should be sanded or planed flat with paint, varnish or glue residue removed.

  • Krazy Glue® will form a tight bond in about 10 to 30 seconds so you can usually just hold pieces in place until the bond sets in about two minutes.

    Allow the full strength bond to form overnight but since Krazy Glue doesn’t expand as it cures, there’s usually no need to clamp your bond.

  • Krazy Glue® bonds with the surface of a part on a molecular level. If the surface has dirt, grease, or oil on it the bond will be formed with them instead of with the part itself. Therefore pieces to be glued should be clean and dry before applying Krazy Glue.

    Dampen porous ceramics on one side and apply Krazy Glue to the dry side only. Wood surfaces should be sanded or planed flat with paint, varnish 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. 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.

    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.