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    CA Glue Accelerator - Where to buy?

    Title says it all. What retailers would have this stuff? I've asked at a craft store and at a couple hardware stores and they look at me like I'm speaking Klingon. I can get it on-line but would rather get locally if possible.
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    The last spray can of accelerator I purchased was from Rockler.
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    I can get it at Woodcraft, Ace hardware and the local lumber yard.

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    Rob, almost any good hobby store should have accelerator..

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    Woodcraft

    Rockler

    Hobby Lobby

    some ACE hardwares
    some local Independent Hardware stores

    Michaels has been known to have it at some stores

    Local Hobby / Plastic Model / Train stores

    I've also seen it at 1-2 boat supply places

    I think I've seen it at some specialty wood dealers too.

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    Thanks for the tips. I've apparently been asking the wrong CSR's (that or they're not very informed).
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    And there's always Amazon. I buy Starbond in the pint aerosol pump bottles, which is much cheaper than the spray cans.

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    I order from Amazon, typically StarBond brand...both accelerator and the actual CA glue. I've never found the accelerator anywhere locally in retail stores, although I've also never visited the "art" type stores. The 'borg doesn't carry it for sure.
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    Lee Valley carries Starbond and has better pricing $16.90 CA for 8 OZ pump accelerator https://www.leevalley.com/en-ca/shop...r?item=56Z8808
    Vs Amazon $49.07 CA https://www.amazon.ca/Starbond-Insta...65&sr=8-5&th=1

    Same price difference for the glue itself, don't know why there is such a price difference. Am I missing something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Garson View Post
    Lee Valley carries Starbond and has better pricing $16.90 CA for 8 OZ pump accelerator https://www.leevalley.com/en-ca/shop...r?item=56Z8808
    Vs Amazon $49.07 CA https://www.amazon.ca/Starbond-Insta...65&sr=8-5&th=1

    Same price difference for the glue itself, don't know why there is such a price difference. Am I missing something?
    The price difference is due to the size of the container. Amazon is selling 8 ounce bottles, Lee Valley is selling 2 ounce bottles. So the price to compare is Amazon 49.07 vs Lee Valley $67.60.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Schierer View Post
    The price difference is due to the size of the container. Amazon is selling 8 ounce bottles, Lee Valley is selling 2 ounce bottles. So the price to compare is Amazon 49.07 vs Lee Valley $67.60.
    That's what I thought but if that's the case their website is messed up and has been for a while https://www.amazon.ca/Starbond-EM-15...%2C250&sr=8-13

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Schierer View Post
    The price difference is due to the size of the container. Amazon is selling 8 ounce bottles, Lee Valley is selling 2 ounce bottles. So the price to compare is Amazon 49.07 vs Lee Valley $67.60.
    I buy it at my local turning club meeting for a fraction of that, $16 for a 16 oz pump container or 8 oz for $9 (Starbond brand). Someone is making out like a bandit given that the club still makes a nice profit at those prices.

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    I don't know if the hobby shop/model race track is still open on Franklin Street in Elkhart, IN--it was between Indiana Ave & Nappanee St., might be worth a shot if you're close. Seems like that shop used to sell BSI or StarBond.
    One thing to check for/watch for--some CA makers use a formulation that may not react well with accelerators besides their own. GluBoost for sure and maybe Mercury would be the ones i'd use the proprietaty accelerator with. Don't know about Bob Smith Industries (BSI).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Earl McLain View Post
    I don't know if the hobby shop/model race track is still open on Franklin Street in Elkhart, IN--it was between Indiana Ave & Nappanee St., might be worth a shot if you're close. Seems like that shop used to sell BSI or StarBond.
    One thing to check for/watch for--some CA makers use a formulation that may not react well with accelerators besides their own. GluBoost for sure and maybe Mercury would be the ones i'd use the proprietaty accelerator with. Don't know about Bob Smith Industries (BSI).
    Nope, it’s closed. I’ll be placing either an Amazon order or a Lee Valley order in the next month. If I can’t find it locally I’ll get some on line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Garson View Post
    Lee Valley carries Starbond and has better pricing $16.90 CA for 8 OZ pump accelerator https://www.leevalley.com/en-ca/shop...r?item=56Z8808
    Vs Amazon $49.07 CA https://www.amazon.ca/Starbond-Insta...65&sr=8-5&th=1

    Same price difference for the glue itself, don't know why there is such a price difference. Am I missing something?

    The price for the 8 oz pump at Amazon is $15.71: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...0?ie=UTF8&th=1

    John

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