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Tip for March 2005:
Superglue & Baking Soda

Here's a handy combination that can be used in myriad ways. Superglue (cyanoacrylate adhesive) and baking soda can be combined to form a rock-hard material that can be used as an adhesive, body filler, or rough detail joint (such as rust or rough welds). Start by applying a bead of glue, then liberally sprinkle baking soda over the wet glue. Wait a few seconds, and brush off the excess powder; what remains will already be solid! It can then be sanded or filed to shape, and works great for combining odd materials or filling gaps. Two words of caution, though: first, the combination is briefly exothermic - so it will get warm for a very short time. Second, baking soda absorbs water; so try not to soak it after you've used this technique.