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Giveaway : Starbond Premium Cyanoacrylate SuperGlue with Accelerator


I've used Super New Glue for many years. It's not the same formulation as the regular Super Glue. The latter kind of cyanoacrylate glue can become quite brittle and thus is unsuitable for jewelry applications.  

But a few years ago, I stumbled upon the Starbond family of cyanoacrylate glues and have never looked back!  It not only performs just as well Super New Glue but comes in different forms to suit different purposes.  They now offer a 15% discount for my blog readers - use this code BGSB15.

There are many jewelry situations when you want very strong glue bonds. It's disastrous if your stud posts detach or your licorice leather comes out of the end cap.  Both situations must withstand heavy usage.


In my past review on Which Glue to Use for Stud Earrings, I mentioned I stopped using E-6000 for studs because I could not depend on them, having had several failures.  My preferred glue for most stud earrings are the cyanoacrylates.  Pro tip - although the glue works very quickly, I always leave the stud earrings (or whatever I am glueing together) overnight before use. The bond is then strong and lasting. 


One of the reasons why I moved away from Super New Glue is the small quantity.  Many a time, I would reach for my bottle and find it is empty.

Starbond glues are better value for the money and the larger quantities means you will not be easily caught out. They are also long lasting - years.  I store mine in a box in my fridge as recommended.  The manufacturer says this doubles their shelf-life. I do warm up the glue before use by rubbing the bottle to and fro between my hands for a few minutes.  (This is a tip from my laboratory days - we warm up small refrigerated chemical bottles before opening them to reduce condensation from forming inside.)

The Starbond family of glues is used by many kinds of crafters and lapidarists.  The many uses includes repairing and filling cracks in wood and gemstones, model making.  Musical instrument makers and repairers also use these glues. You can also bond glass and ceramics but note these glues are not food safe.  You can also use it with powdered gemstones like turquoise or pearl as inlays - see this tutorial :




One lucky winner of this giveaway will win the Starbond Bundle (pictured at the very top).  Which you use will depend on the purpose on hand : 
For infiltrating, stabilizing, and high gloss finishes, a thin viscosity CA will be ideal. Medium viscosity CA glues are ideal for general purpose repairs, fill cracks, and bonding close-fitting parts. And lastly, the thicker viscosity CAs are designed for bonding applications where users require longer drying times to carefully position mating parts for proper fit.
I generally use the Medium as an all purpose glue. But I have made use of the thin version for its flow and gloss binding properties in this past tutorial on how to make a Seaglass Shadowbox Pendant.  

I have also used the Medium Thick Flexible glue for adhering faux leather in this tutorial  - Layered Faux Leather Maple Leaf Love Earrings.


I generally rivet for metal connections but these glues should also bond metals.  Small pieces should work but large and heavier items will need testing especially if the surface area for bonding is small. 

The exceptions are some plastics as I learned the hard way with plastic stud posts. You will have to use another kind of glue like Hypo Cement or a fresh tube of E-6000 or its cousins B7000 and E7000 for plastic attachments.  I have successfully used Starbond glues for resin and polymer clay (both are different kinds of plastics) but most polymer clay crafters would likely use liquid polymer clay for melding.  I have not tested Starbond at the oven temperatures needed for curing polymer clay. I have noticed the glues take longer to set with resin.

There is also an Accelerator to cut down the bonding time (shown in the bundle above).  I've not used this because I am willing to wait! But if you want instant results when glueing say two pieces of wood together, spray the receiving surface with the Accelerator, apply the Starbond on the smaller piece of wood and then press onto the wooden surface. Watch this pyrocrafter use it as well as the filler glues:



I have used the Debonder Glue Remover to undo some applications.  You can use the Debonder to remove the glue from fingers, too. 

UPDATE : Canadians might want to consider, say the Medium purchasing through Amazon (just switch to Amazon Canada). Shipping is expensive so consider a bundle in either case.  Better yet, go to Starbond's store locator page and type in a Canadian city, for eg. Toronto for a local supplier.  The shipping cost will probably be lower this way.

Giveaway

If you'd like to win Starbond's Bundle of CA Glues and Accelerator ($40 value),   please make a comment below. Make sure you leave contact info below if you do not have an online shop or blog.

Email subscribers need to scroll down the post they receive, click on Share Comment and enter your comment. Pick Name/URL. If you don't have a store or blog, leave the URL blank.

This giveaway is for US and Canada only.

Extra entries if you become or are a blog subscriber or follower etc. If you also do shout outs about this giveaway, those will count as additional entries too! Please say so in the comments. (The exception is Facebook - just like/comment on the giveaway status there!!)

It ends in a week's time at 6 pm EST Monday, September 20, 2021. I will pick the winner randomly and announce the results as soon as possible after. So be sure to leave a contact email if you don't have an online link or make sure you come back and check! Otherwise I will redraw in a week. Good luck!


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44 comments:

  1. I think we must have this glue for our jewelry making! Thank you for sharing this fabulous product! I am a blog subscriber and FB follower.
    katrina@katrinapeebles.com

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  2. I found out the hard way that the Super New Glue dries up fairly quickly in the bottle, within a month or two, before I can use it up. I didn't know about keeping glue in the fridge. Will definitely try the Starbond. Please enter me in the draw! Thanks, Pearl.

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  3. I have so many glues for various crafting projects but what frustrates me is not feeling secure enough that the bond will hold. Your presentation of the cyanoacrylate glue gives me interest in finding out the bonding capability of this product. So, winning a sample of it would be wonderful. And maybe I could be a loyal user. Thank you.

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  4. Your blog report today on the new flexible CA superglue was very timely. I have had failures similar to the ones you described using other products and it sounds like Starbond CA superglue is the solution. Even if I don't win your giveaway, I'm going to find this product asap. ~Christine cmcoconatgmaildotcom

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  5. Oooh! This glue looks perfect for my jewelry and it would be awesome to try it!!

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  6. very interesting! I've ordered a bottle of the medium viscosity to try it out. Of course, I'd love to win the bundle, but I wanted to get started! ;) I've been frustrated and disappointed in the other "super" glues I've used. thanks for sharing!

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  7. The biggest problem I have with glue is gluing metal to any plastic or resin and having it hold over time. I'd love to try this glue. It looks really versatile.

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    1. It does seem to take longer to cure with resin and polymer clay. So using the Accelerator will save you from having to hold the pieces for a time.

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    2. Update (my bad) : longer with resin. PC is fine.

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  8. I'm always on the lookout for a better glue! This glue sounds perfect. Please add me in the draw.

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  9. As a newer person to your blog I had not read about this glue before. It sounds amazing! I need to try it! 😍. Thanks for the opportunity to win the bundle.

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  10. Oh wow I can hardly wait to get these products. I work with polymer clay and to finally have a product that is totally compatible is such great news. I have learned so much from your emails and blog. I always look forward to opening them to see what wonderful revel you will have. Thank you for all that you do to keep us informed in so many different mediums.
    Love & Prayers
    Donna Lee Little

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  11. I like to use a strong glue if needed and there are so many choices it's hard to choose. Thanks for the information. Blog and Facebook follower. auravisionrose@peoplepc.com
    Rose

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  12. I need this! I see so many applications I can use this for in my jewelry design!! Thank you!!

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  13. Can’t wait to try this glue. Of course I need to order the debonder since I am gluing my fingers together occasionally. A few weeks ago I glued my forearm to some paper. 🤣🤣🤣 That was a mess to get off.

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  14. Oh wow! I need this glue in my life! I like that it has the different formulas for different uses! Can’t wait to try i!! Thanks for the blog! I am a blog subscriber and follow you o. FB. Karla Maynor (Schafer)

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  15. Doing mixed-media jewelry sometimes glue is the best option for joining bits and pieces, but which glue? These glues sound like the answer. Thanks for letting us know about them.

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  16. I have not seen or heard of this glue but it sounds like just what I need.
    I have had a couple of glue failures just lately and would love to try this one.
    Emily

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  17. Whoa!! You've come a long way since your promotion of Super New Glue!

    This is very interesting Pearl. I've used welding powder with cyanoacylate ester to fill gaps with great success but don't recomend it for jewelry as it's not attractive whatsoever but it does hold through cold which I find interesting.

    Going to have to order a ccmplete package so I can be ready when I finally get back into the studio.

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  18. I would love to try this glue! Thank you for doing all of the testing for us!
    newpaige13.1@gmail.com

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  19. I was so happy to see this post. I have such a hard time with glue but I think this is a winner. Fingers crossed. Keep up the good posting. Marge from Ontario. Hugs.

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  20. This glue looks amazing. I live in Canada. Does anyone know if they are permitted to ship to Canada? I hope so.

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    1. There is no problem buying this glue and getting it into Canada. But the shipping is steeper so buy a bundle to save.

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  21. Please add me to your drawing. I have had problems with various glues holding things in the past, and this sounds like it's exactly what I need. trompeter914 (at) hotmail (dot) com
    StephanieW

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    1. You are added. Please remember that I have to moderate comments. You will not see your comment until I approve them. The moderation is so I can get rid of numerous spam comments!

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  22. Katrina Lewis PeeblesSeptember 13, 2021 at 4:21 PM

    Thank you for this post! I think we need something a little longer lasting than E6000 which is what we usually use. I think we may try this! via Facebook

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  23. oh yes we do!!! via Facebook

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  24. Would be glad to try out this type of glue, as I've tried several other brands. Thanks for the overview!
    sam@southcliff.com

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  25. Thank you Pearl for the giveaway. Thank you also for the excellent information provided in your blog. I've use a number of glues in the past and I'm always looking for a better one especially for gluing leather to metal. I would love to give this brand a try.
    Posting on twitter and Pinterest. I am a blog subscriber.
    msd.katz@hotmail.com
    Thanks, Debra

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  26. Thanks for the opportunity to try this glue, Pearl. It looks like a great solution for those hard to bond jewelry projects!

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  27. I never heard of this glue and I would love to try it! Thanks for the opportunity! amandam@pobox.com

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  28. Great information. I have used Super New Glue & Vigor super glue in the past. Both dry out so easily. Lately have used Vigor jewelers epoxy. Need to check this out.

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  29. I've seen a lot of diy done with this glue and really want to try it. It looks great..

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  30. I find it very frustrating the amount of glue one must keep in their cupboard to cover the different projects we work on. Super glue is the one that frustrates me the most. It is either all dried up when I open a fresh bottle or doesn’t last more than a day or two after use. This Starbond glue mentioned in the article sounds very intriguing. I would love to try it and see how long it lasts being stored in the fridge.

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  31. You always show the most interesting products! Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!

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  32. Boy, have I got a use for this glue. I can't wait to try it. I bet my husband will snag some for the models he works on.

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  33. Using a glue that is dependable and durable is essential for higher end jewelry projects and I've been holding off on certain glue projects because of this (e.g. gluing those precious Swarovski crystals on metal jewelry findings). I'm also curious to know, Pearl, whether you found Starbond glues to be non-irritating (for those allergic to adhesives) when gluing stud earring posts? I've had bad experience (skin irritation) with this from artisanal stud beaded bead earrings I purchased and wore - I wonder how I can remove the adhesive and stud posts and not damage the firepolish/glass beads to convert them to dangling (fishhook) beaded earrings instead? Anyway, I really enjoy and depend on your thorough product reviews like these before venturing to buy/try the products tested! Thanks so much :)!
    I'm a blog subscriber - email address: choih25119@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Helen, If you can properly remove the adhesive and stud posts and convert the studs to dangle earrings, then that is a good way to avoid skin contact. I would carefully try and lift off the old studs with a sharp craft knife. If you cannot do this and the stud post is metal, try turning the post itself into a loop for dangling. Hope this helps and am glad my reviews help. Pearl

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    2. Thanks for your tips Pearl! I'll try them and hope I succeed. They were a souvenir from Venice (Murano actually) - my last pre-pandemic vacation abroad, so all the more precious to me in sentimental value.

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  34. Hey Pearl, if you say this is an amazing glue, then I know it to be true, and I know it’s something I’ve just got to have! Love your blog, rocpoet/Sonya

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  35. I have not heard of this particular super glue, but I really like that it is flexible for my projects. I need dependable glues for endings because nothing is more embarrassing than something falling off when you give jewelry to someone. It makes it seems "Cheap", no matter what you used. I have things that I want to inlay, but didn't really know what kind of glue was good enough to hold it. I knew resin was an option. I would love to try this glue out and see if it will be my new favorite.

    Fan and follower
    lorimahan71@gmail.com

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  36. I'd like to 'get stuck on you' Starbond. Thanks for the info Pearl.

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