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There is dried-up glue in lower area of my Glubot's spout. I was able to dig some of the glue out with a coathanger with a hook on the end of it, but there is still enough glue in there to impede air flow. I'm thinking about heating it in a microwave for 30-45 seconds to try to soften the glue.
  1. Do you think the soft plastic will hold up to the heat, or should I just toss it and get another Glubot?
  2. Any other ideas on how I may get the rest of the glue out?

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if it's TB, run the bottle hot tap water over it instead...
the glue will liquidize and wash right out...
MW will fuse the glue to the plastic...

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if it's TB, run the bottle hot tap water over it instead...
the glue will liquidize and wash right out...
MW will fuse the glue to the plastic...
Thanks for the advice! My Glubot is now clot-free. The hot water did indeed melt the glue, and I was able to dig out the mess with a spoon and the coathanger hook. Goes to show that the easiest method of accomplishing a task is usually the best.
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Thanks for the advice! My Glubot is now clot-free. The hot water did indeed melt the glue, and I was able to dig out the mess with a spoon and the coat hanger hook. Goes to show that the easiest method of accomplishing a task is usually the best.
you can recover your glue brushes the same way too...
time to think about those TB'd glue joints exposed to prolonged sunlight...
oh my.. my patio furniture joints came apart...

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TB will plasticize w/ heat...
if TB dries on your brush just run the brush under hot tap water.. the dried glue will wash right out...

years and years ago I built a loooooong coffee table using TB.. (TB is relabeled Franklin)
I had to go back and remake the top because the original butt joints separated/crept - twice...
turned out the table sat in the sun all day.. the sun heated up the top, the glue plasticized and the butt joints crept...

the validation to this was to make a couple of butt jointed panels... one w/ splines and one w/o...
put them in a closed up truck that sat in the sun...
the splined panel joints opened/separated/crept...
w/o splines; the TB panel fell completely apart....

since this was a recall for the table... that was money out of pocket..
that table was last time I made a no spline PVA butt jointed panel...
and that was the end of the recalls for like issues...

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Your comments and some articles I've read have me rethinking what is the best furniture glue. You know all those museum pieces that are hundreds of years old and still doing just fine? They were all glued together with hide glue.

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Your comments and some articles I've read have me rethinking what is the best furniture glue. You know all those museum pieces that are hundreds of years old and still doing just fine? They were all glued together with hide glue.
give WeldBond a shot... it's a CPVAE adhesive not glue but can be used as glue...
It's done right by me...

WeldBond can have a 2~3x's longer open time than TB w/ a bit of practice..
doesn't plasticize w/ heat like TB does...
it IS waterproof...
but if it dries on your applicator brush, the brush is done for...
cleans up like TB...
and it does more than just wood...

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Your comments and some articles I've read have me rethinking what is the best furniture glue. You know all those museum pieces that are hundreds of years old and still doing just fine? They were all glued together with hide glue.
something to remember...
hide glue ISN'T water resistant...

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I see a lot of veneer on old furniture peeling .
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something to remember...
hide glue ISN'T water resistant...
And yet all those museum pieces are still just fine. Which in my opinion shows just how unimportant glue's water resistance in interior furniture is despite TB3's ads. One of the articles I posted on it a little while back listed it's solubility in water as one of it's assets because if a piece of furniture lasts long enough it will eventually need to be repaired and being able to get it apart without destroying it is essential to being able to fix it. Plus new hide glue sticks to old hide glue with no loss in strength. That isn't true about any modern glue except maybe, and I stress the maybe part, epoxy to epoxy. There are some other assets it has too such as the fact that as it dries it shrinks which helps pull the joint together. It's adhesive power is also superior as it even sticks to glass. In fact it sticks so well that as it dries and shrinks it causes flakes of glass to pop off from the stress. What other glue can do that?
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