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It would seem that you could use acetone to thin CA.  I use acetone to remove excess CA as well as for getting it off of my fingers.


I have never tried it, but have read that card/paper modelers use thinned CA to treat edges prior to sanding.


After some further research I have found that using acetone will thin the CA but it will also decrease it's strength. 

It is best to purchase manufactured thin CA in order to retain it's holding power.  Further, as has been suggested, if your CA becomes thick, add some fresh CA to thin it.


I actually avoid using CA unless it is absolutely necessary and then I primarily use it in place of a clamp when I cannot get a clamp in place.

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