Holy crap! I superglued my fingers together. I've never done that before. It happened so quickly and it took forever to get them unstuck.
I had just finished pinning some tail sections to some gyrocopter bodies. It was a precision job where the drilled hole was almost as large as the tail boom. The pin was just a little smaller than the bit, so there was a little wiggle. I tried to glue it with some thick Gorilla glue, but it wasn't setting fast enough and the tail sections were flopping around. Grrr!
I decided to use very small balls of Greenstuff to hold everything in place. That worked well. I let the models sit overnight. The next morning everything was stuck together and aligned perfectly. I wanted to make it more permanent, so I thought that I should pick up some extra-thin superglue so that it would capillary into the seams of the two parts and seal them permanently (this is called foreshadowing). I went to Discount Hobbies on Clairemont Mesa Boulevard and grabbed a bottle of InstaCure Super-Thin.
I got the bottle home, and sliced the top bit to open it up. The flow wasn't coming, so I took a safety pin to poke a hole at the nozzle top. That did the trick! As I extracted the safety pin (here it comes) I noted a small drop of glue at the tip. As I rotated the tip skyward, the drop suddenly ran down the length of the pin and into my pinched fingers.
I immediately felt everything stick together. I mean, it was instantaneous. I tried to drop the pin. Nope. I tried to open my fingers. Nope. I tried to feel smart. Nope.
To make a long story short, it took me over 40 painful minutes using nail polish remover and hot soapy water to unstick everything. My fingers were a mess for three days.
I will never, ever, ever, use that superglue again without gloves. Ever. I promise.
Has this ever happened to you?