Exchange Student Rocketry Classes

2015-07-15 Group #2 Model Rocket Class (5)

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

Another Happy Customer

This is a direct copy of an e-mail we received from one of our customers to one of our Customer Services Reps —

Thanks for following up with me today (and taking the time to figure it out)….customer service is a lost art and you definitely have it in spades.  If there is any boss or manager or anything….that needs to know how amazing you’ve been, let me know and I’d be more than happy to write a letter.  Not to mention I’m going to throw up some public reviews on websites I visit.  You’ve gone above and beyond, you have no idea how grateful I am that I don’t have to use some [expletive deleted] product that makes my work 10 times more difficult.

Seriously, you’ve made my week, thank you!


Thank you Erin!  We at Mercury are very pleased that you are happy!


Mercury Adhesives available on AMAZON!

Okay, we’ve gotten a L-O-T of calls from individuals who want Mercury Adhesives, but can’t get it from their local hobby shop.  SOooo….Mercury Adhesives decided to cater to the demand, and we’ve placed our products on Amazon.  The products are not being provided by Amazon’s PRIME because we want to control the freshness of our glues.  If we ship them to Amazon, then Amazon would control the glue freshness.

To compensate for the price difference between PRIME and our shipping, we reduced the price of our products so when added to the shipping price, it equals the retail price if purchased from your local hobby shop.

So, what are you waiting for?  Get over to Amazon and get some glue!

Amazon Mercury Store

Great Customer Service!

We got this email from D. Sanderson, Laboratory Technican, at the MacEwan University’s Department of Biological Sciences —

I’ve been using mercury adhesives for a while with no problems. I’ve had great success with their CA superglue, and this time I was using their 15 minute epoxy. It was turning a really dark yellow (almost orange) when it set, so I contacted Mercury to see if this was normal. They offered to replace the product for me, and the new stuff works great!


Dana Sanderson

We’re not sure why the epoxy turned yellow, but we suspect it was due to age.  Regardless, Mercury stands behind it’s glues and it was replaced immediately.  We’re very pleased that Dana is happy, and will continue to be a Mercury Customer!

Here’s a picture of Dana’s latest project using Mercury Adhesives —


Deer Skeleton

Company Information

Company Information

Mercury Adhesives is an American Glue Company, that is veteran owned, and located in Atlanta, Georgia.  Mercury Adhesives is absolutely committed to producing only the highest quality adhesives that are manufactured and bottled in the the United States. It was founded in 2007 by Cliff Whitney, and is now run by Eric Fether.

Mercury recognized that quality is of the utmost importance and we are proud that our adhesives and processes are all accredited by ISO9001-2000 and QS9000 standards. The medical division supporting Mercury products is USP Class VI approved, and the Mercury manufacturing facility posses numerous military and original equipment manufacturer approvals.

Mercury has put in place the technology and a global supply infrastructure to get things done. The Mercury line of high quality adhesives and sealants are simply the best, and we serve industrial and consumer clients all over the world.

The Mercury product themselves are proudly made in the USA! All of our products are 99.9% pure and are absolutely NON-TOXIC without any harmful ingredients. This cannot be said of other super glues in the world. Asian manufactured adhesives can contain:

  • Chloroform: 2012 recalls on glues produced in China contained 230x the legal limits
  • Formaldehyde and Praformaldehyde
  • Tetra chloromethane / Carbon Tetrachloride
  • Triethyl Phosphate
  • Acrylonitrile
  • Dichloromethane

Mercury prides ourselves in making nothing but the best adhesives on the planet.  Try them and see for yourself.  There is a difference!


Ron’s Furniture Repair

We think Mercury Adhesives make the best super glue, and use your products every single day.

Thanks again for your support.


Ron Alba
Hawaii’s Leader in Furniture Repairs and Restoration
Bldg 28 in Kapaa Quarry, Kailua
Office: (808) 261-6600
Cell: (808) 722-4961
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Hard or Chunky Epoxy

Every once in a while we get questions about Epoxy hardening, or getting chunky. Let’s see if we can answer that question, and address this concern —

What it looks like:
Crystallization shows up as cloudiness, free floating crystals, crystal masses, or as a completely solidified mass.

The hardened resin is due to the purity of our epoxy and most likely a result of temperature. Whether that is a temperature change, or from being stored in a cold place.

Why it happens:
The Crystallization that occurs is the same process that causes honey to crystallize in your home. The crystallization phenomenon is possible in all epoxy resin and hardeners that is very pure. Epoxy crystallization is very similar to other crystal growth. High purity, low viscosity, impurities, extreme cold, and temperature cycles all increase the probability of occurrence.

The fix is the same as it is for crystallized honey — heat it up. You can heat the resin in hot water, or microwave it for a few seconds (duration depends on the power of your microwave — GO SLOW and BE CAREFUL!). This will dissolve the crystals and restore the epoxy to a useful state.

For those of you suffering from insomnia, here’s a technical brief on this phenomena —


Why do my different bottles of CA have slightly different colors or hues?

The slightly different colors and hues come from the stabilizer used in the manufacturing process. This chemical has a fairly wide color window (20aspa to 150aspa). Mercury typically sees around a 30aspa to 50aspa, which for the most part would be colorless, the spec or tolerance can go as high as 150aspa, which would still be in spec and be a slight amber color. UV light can also have an effect on the stabilizer, causing an oxidation of the stabilizer, which would increase the aspa spec for that particular bottle.


Note that his color difference or oxidation of the stabilizer has no effect on the stability or the performance of the product. Mercury has performed accelerated and real time testing on all Mercury products to the point of actually exposing them to enough UV light to oxidize them to the point of turning brown with no loss in tensile strength, set times, or increase in viscosity.


What are threadlocks and how do they work?

Threadlocks are anaerobic adhesives, this means that they cure in the presence of metals and the absence of oxygen. To use threadlocks you simply apply them to the threads of a bolt and tighten the bolt. Once the threadlock comes into contact with the metal bolt and the oxygen is removed during the tightening process it will cure on the threads and prevent the bolt from loosening.

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