Anyone ever used Wire Glue on a project?


#1

Just saw this here, and it looks pretty cool.

I would imagine it’s not great for really small points (like on a pcb), but it would definately be good for wires and anything else that just needed a quick easy fix without messing with solder.

Just wondered if anyone had any experience using it. I’d like to know how well it worked.


#2

I don’t see the point. You have to let that dry overnight. Solder is a quick secure bond and is probably much easier to work with.


#3

Yeah, it says overnight, but I doubt it really takes that long for most small applications.

If you’re just using a toothpick to dab a spot or apply a very small amount it’s probably just like any other superglue. Probably sets in about 20-30 seconds.

I’ve never used a glue of any type that took overnight to fully set when you’re only using a pin pricks worth.


#4

It’s amazing to me how far people will go to avoid soldering.

With that said, this is the first I’ve seen of such stuff. Thanks for pointing it out.


#5

i would pass on it for one simple reason. How do you remove it if you have made a bad connection by mistake?


#6

I was thinking the exact same thing.

I’m trying to think of a good use for it, because it seems like a cool idea. But every time I think of something I can think of a pretty big drawback.

I guess if you need a quick fix to something simple, like a speaker or household electronics or wires it would work ok.

I just thought it was interesting. It actually just popped up on my Think Geek update yesterday.


#7

I have. I only use it for projects that have wire wrap poles. I just used it on a power supply the other day that would NOT take solder, no matter what I tried. So I wire wrapped and hit it with the wire glue.

It sets up roughly the consistency of a conductive epoxy that you’ll find on some pcbs. I wouldn’t use it as a replacement for solder, but it could be useful for adding mechanical strength to a connection.