In one of his most recent videos “Un Film Sur Thread-Locker“, he gives his brutally honest opinion on the Thread Locker from Mercury Adhesives. While the product review is hilarious, it’s also very informative. He opens up with saying that while the product is common and mundane, there is MUCH to learn about it. Check it out —
We at Mercury Adhesives are truly honored by the reviews we receive, and the one made by Thomas Hintz leaves us humbled as well. Do yourself a favor and check out his web site, and while you’re there, read his review of Mercury.
and the review —
And his video puts a smile on our face —
Lastly, Tom is battling Alzheimer’s. Please help him in his battle —
This is a quick review of Mercury Adhesives CA from the esteemed Pen Turner Scott Lincoln. Scott Lincoln is very highly regarded in the world of custom wood pens as being one of the best for his laser engraving and laser inlay pens and pen blanks. He sells “ready-made” pen blanks that are engraved with various designs, but he’s best known for his military logos of all the US armed forces.
CA is very important to him since he first applies multiple CA coats before engraving and then a few more after. The pen blanks are ready to be assembled by other craftsmen, but we often fill the engraving with CA to provide a smooth surface.
I like the CA. It builds nicely and takes a very nice finish. I did one blank with Brand X and 1 with Mercury using the exact same process, number of coats etc. and asked my wife if she could tell the difference. She picked the “Mercury’d” blank as being shinier and smoother. I did 5 or 6 more and she really likes it. It really doesn’t matter what I think, it’s what Candy likes that is important 🙂 Here a pic of a pen done with Mercury, not a good job of showing the shine but we’ll get something better for you. I’ll spend some time in a few days and do a review online for you if you like.
His web site is http://www.finewoodpens.com
His work was reviewed in a local Newspaper article. You can read it here — http://www.southwhidbeyrecord.com/lifestyle/286426711.html
And here are some pictures of the beautiful work he’s done with Mercury.
WOW! That’s all that can be said of this review of Mercury Adhesives in the world of Pen Turning/Polishing. This was written by Jim Hinze in an e-mail to Mercury —
First some general feedback on the suite of products and my background…
I did my first CA finish on a pen around 2004 or so. Back then we didn’t have quality CA we do today, so we all experimented with various methods to get a good, crystal clear, durable finish. For the most part, it was good. I took a multi-year hiatus from turning, and resumed about 3 years ago…
Today’s products are light years ahead. When I resumed turning, I started using some of the old stand-buy’s (satellite city, dollar store generics, loctite, etc)… then I found a real pure CA in Starbond.. loved it.. but had it’s drawbacks. Was difficult to get a smooth finish (I’d get ripples and undulations).. and of course, this CA requires a lot of sanding. Sometimes, I’d even wet sand to get the clarity I wanted, and I hate wet sanding wood.
Fast forward to stick fast and their “finish” grade CA. Advertised can complete a finish in 10 minutes… not a bad product. I could not however, get the finish I desired using only their steps and polishing compounds. I still had to run through micro mesh… but was also prone to ripples and undulations.
I tried BSI … good product, better results, could not stand the cost. It’s quite expensive (as I’m sure you know), and the better finish didn’t cancel out the cost. So Robert asked me to give Mercury a whirl, and for roughly $22, was a no brainier, as it was cheaper than stick fast, starbond, and a whole lot cheaper than BSI. Well, after my first pen, I was sold. Your product is simply the best CA I’ve used for finishing and is cost effective!
In summary, if y’all keep making these products with the same quality, you have a customer for life.After I posted my review of your products, I was getting a ton of questions, so I put together a YouTube video on how I finish my pens with your products… I’ve included a link in case you’d find it interesting. It’s received great response and I know Robert’s seen a bit more traffic and new orders… hopefully it meets your approval.
I’m going to continue using the product. If I run into any difficulty, issues, or can offer up some suggestions, I will let y’all know asap.
Have you ever heard of Pen Turning or Polishing? No? Well, it’s a art form where people hand craft fountain pens. Guess what they use to make the hard mirror finish? Yup. CA. They use Thin CA for the base coat, and then Medium CA for the hard exterior coat. The product of choice for most Pen Polishers has been BSI Gold…until now. Read this review (click link below for PDF) to find out how well Mercury Adhesives’ performed!
You see stuff like this and say “Wait… Loc-Tite, the industry leader for the residential market, never thought of this?” How could something this obvious and logical not already be the norm?”
I wonder if Loc-Tite (or any other major brand manufacturer) tried this and found it was not a good approach?
I would hate to be the VP of Marketing at Loc-Tite having to explain to the CEO why he didn’t think of this rather obvious solution! –Steve Joblin (RCGroups)
Greetings! Because of the devotion, dedication and hard work of Ms. Manjun Dodge and Ms. Nancy Kensinger, my wife Francine and I were again blessed and allowed to work with four groups of wonderful young people from Taiwan. After providing a bit of history, some words on safety and teamwork, the build sessions and the launch sessions and all I can say is THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to all of you!!
Allow me to offer my heartfelt thanks and appreciation to each of the commercial organizations involved for the tremendous support for this Exchange Student Program especially to Danielle and the folks from Custom Rocket Company and Cliff Whitley and his team from Mercury Adhesives. The kits you supplied were excellent quality and received quite well by students and primary support staff a like. The Mercury Adhesives products produced and provided made the lessons for the model rocketry builds safe and memorable.
To Karen and the staff at the Space Walk of Fame Museum, the workspace and all of the support you provided for the students has been above reproach and worthy of my deep appreciation. I’ve attached a few photos for you to enjoy and as far as the kids are concerned, I believe the smiles say it all!!
Lastly but not least, allow me to say Thanks to the members of the MoonPort Modelers organization for their gracious support and use of their club flying field, without which there would not have been a memorable launch session for all of the young people. The grooming of the field, the devotion to work with the students all speaks volumes to [your] kindness.
James M. Carter