For a few decades, every hobby shop had privately labeled superglue. A decade ago, the thin stuff from my LHS worked like magic. A tiny drop wicked down a joint, and it was bonded. My latest purchases of privately-labeled glue from the same LHS don't work that way at all! A tiny drop of the same stuff I've been purchasing for 15 years doesn't wick and doesn't hold until at least a minute, perhaps longer. I suspect the LHS bought a lot of it quite a while ago ago, and it hasn't moved as promised by the private labeler. My question: is there any reason for thin superglue to go bad in an unopened container? I know by experience that the non-thin superglues in tiny tubes go bad. Just buy a few from a Dollar Store at $0.25 a tube, and you'll see what I mean. You can hardly glue your fingers together with that stuff. In the past I could glue a boom to a post by sanding an acute angle onto the boom, placing it against the post, and puting a tiny drop of superglue into the joint. Instant bond! How do you think I did all those other ships! Not now! Of course, I'm pre-painting everything these days. Duh! But even when I sand them back down, the superglue of today doesn't grab. I'm not as steady as I was a few years back, but I'm still plenty steady, and I use jigs when I'm not. What do you think, bad superglue, unsteady hands, or what?