Really instant glue

When you are working in the special effects industry there’s never enough time. You have to make things — and make them work —  right now. One of the secrets of every special effects master is the use ofcyanoacrylate glue with an accelerator. The accelerator is called Zip Kicker ($4) and it makes super glue dry and cure instantly. You lay down the cyanoacrylate glue, and you put your piece of material in it, and then you lay down a little bit of the kicker right on top of it. The kicker increases the evaporative effect of the cyanoacrylate glue and it sets almost immediately. When you are making something complex with many parts, instant glue makes a HUGE difference.

-- Adam Savage 08/8/19

(This is a Cool Tools Favorite from 2012 — editors)