[Harp-L] Valve Glue Pen

Joseph Leone 3N037@xxxxx
Fri Sep 21 16:22:06 EDT 2018

Not that any one asked but mama Cass (the live one) used to use it as a seam stress and quilter. She felt that it was the best for what it was intended for. Porous materials.
I felt that on a slippery surface, such as plastic, that it set too slowly, the texture a bit thin (probably necessary in a pen), and if you didn’t use it for a while it turned to a gum.
I HAVE used it on ultra suede valves.  

As for durability, I recall about 10 years ago I was playing on a tune and sucked in several breath savers. One or two stuck to my epiglottis and I had to cough them out.
But to be fair, I believe it had to do with the age of the glue..as I have had the same experience with the dark glue they used to use on Hering chromatics. Life span is about 
4.75 years.

I (personally) use dark nail varnish. That has been thickened by leaving the cap off. Growing up in a home with mostly women, there was always a supply of tossed out nail
 varnish in the trash. Btw, Weldwood is also good. 


> On Sep 21, 2018, at 3:39 PM, gnarlyheman at xxxxx wrote:
> It didn't set fast enough, I didn't like the texture, and I don't have confidence in its durability.
> Weldwood works, and it's kind of the winner by consensus.
> I wish it came in a pen applicator!
> Gary
>> On Sep 21, 2018, at 11:52 AM, Slim Heilpern <slim at xxxxx> wrote:
>> Just curious Gary, what was it that you didn’t like about it?
>> - Slim

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