Tip: Thread and Superglue

by PyroMan | May 19, 2012 | (4) Posted in Tips

I heard about this trick a while back and have found it very useful. If you want a strong joint between two objects, thread and superglue can be a great way of doing it.

For example, the other day I wanted a way to mount my small video camera to my RC plane. My camera didn’t come with a tripod mount, so I added my own. I used thread and superglue to give an extremely strong joint between a 1/4-20 nut and my camera. Now I can hang the camera from my plane and I don’t have to worry about the glue joint coming apart mid-air.

To do this properly, it is best to rough up the two surfaces you are gluing. Then wind/wrap thread around the joint of the two surfaces – I use roughly 36 inch lengths of thread and then soak in superglue. I like to do it in layers because it makes it easier for me. So, I wind the 36″ piece, soak in superglue, wind another 36″ piece, soak in superglue, etc. I do this till I feel there is a sufficient amount of thread and super glue. The windings of thread and superglue creates a super strong, plastic-y, fiberglass-like material.

I honestly cannot figure out how to post images to this article, so if you want to see some example projects go HERE

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Bollie on May 20, 2012
That's a great idea to use thread, (I'm guessing cotton or something like that). I've been using sand and CA glue to repair my RC car, When something breaks I'll use some CA, then put on a layer of fine sand, then more CA, more sand until I'm happy with the fix. Haven't used it on planes because I figure sand would be too heavy for planes, but some cotton thread would work great.

Thanks for the tip.
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PyroMan on July 26, 2012
Bollie and Porksboy, I've never heard of using baking soda or sand before. It sounds like an awesome idea, I will for sure have to try that out sometime. Thanks to both of you for the tip!

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Porksboy on May 21, 2012
I have been using CA and baking soda for years. Just steal a teaspoon of baking soda from the box your wife keeps in the fridge. Put the CA on the joint, then sprinkle the baking soda on the CA. It is even great for filling stripped threaded holes in plastic. Simply loosely pack the baking soda in the stripped hole, put a drop of CA on the baking soda and it will wick in and set almost instantly. Redrill and put the screw in. No worries.
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Tip: Thread and Superglue