Save Your Model Train Tracks with Rail-Zip 2

August 29, 2014 No comments »
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Although we are primarily known for the wide range of adhesive products we offer, Super Glue products are also popular among hobbyists who have other needs. For instance, our Rail-Zip 2 is among the must-have items any model train enthusiast keeps on hand. For those with a passion for miniature railways, this product is a concentrated track cleaner and corrosion inhibitor. Common problems like arcing and sparking are a thing of the past when you use this easily applied treatment.

As many model rail enthusiasts have noted, Rail-Zip 2 keeps your trains running smoothly after applying just a few drops to the rail lines. It never leaves a residue like some other, similar products. Just use it as part of your regular cleaning routine for optimal conductivity for your trains. It can also be used for other applications, such as the contact points on fuses, spark plugs, and other electrical systems. This makes Rail-Zip 2 a handy piece of garage equipment. If you are meticulous in the way you care for your car or motorcycle, this product might just be your favorite new part of your regular maintenance routine.

Super Glue Corporation Family Fun at Knott’s Berry Farm!

August 25, 2014 No comments »
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Over 400 Super Glue Corporation and Pacer Technology employees and family members were treated to a family picnic and all-day passes at Knott’s Berry Farm last weekend!  It was a blast!  Peanuts characters showed up … faces were painted … and a delicious buffet dinner was served at the Lagoon picnic area.  The rollercoasters, shows, and family fun inside the park was enjoyed by one and all!

We are fortunate to have the most loyal and amazing employees!  Customer care is our #1 priority and all of our employees are outstanding at providing extraordinary service … it is great fun to get together with extended family every year!

What a team!  Thanks to management for the wonderful day!!

 

A Super Glue Repair Worth £17,000

August 14, 2014 No comments »
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The vase pictured above recently went for £17,000 at auction in Cardiff, England. It was also broken into six pieces not long before that. So how did this item fetch such a high price after literally being shattered? Why, Super Glue, of course.

That’s right. The seller of this beautiful vase – which depicts Charles Emmanuel III, King of Sardinia, circa 1730 – repaired it using Super Glue and sold it at auction for almost $35,000. The auctioneers initially thought the piece would go for much less, starting the bidding at a mere £200. They thought that the damage would turn potential buyers off, but apparently that patch job with Super Glue really did the trick.

Okay, that may be a bit of an overstatement. Although the repairs using Super Glue look pretty good from here, the buyer actually plans to have the vase further restored. After that, he plans to make back his investment and more when he sells it to a collector. Still, we’d like to think that some of that £17,000 was for Super Glue.

Foam Mounting Tape Creates Perfect Baby Shower Party Favors

August 6, 2014 No comments »
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Front Porch Treasures Foam Mounting Tape is the perfect way to add volume to your crafts projects. In the video above, we see yet another great way to make your projects pop using Foam Mounting Tape. In fact, the volume added by our Foam Mounting Tape takes these baby shower party favors to the next level.

To replicate these castle-shaped boxes – perfect for a princess-themed baby shower – you’ll need to have some decorative paper, special paper punches and dies, and tools for scoring the paper. There are also decorative accent pieces, like pink pearls and lace. The Foam Mounting Tape comes in at the end, to give the crown inside the castle gate a 3D look. It’s a great finishing touch, and so easy after all the work constructing the castles and boxes. We think they make a fun and memorable party favor for any baby shower, and would probably be great for a kid’s birthday too!

Super Glue Listed Among Motorcycle Shop Essentials

August 5, 2014 No comments »
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In a recent article by Motorcyclist, the online magazine for two-wheel enthusiasts put together a list of essential chemicals to keep in your shop. The list was designed for mechanics and motorcycle owners, outlining the chemicals they need for routine maintenance and light repair work. Among the products on the list were Super Glue and Thread Lock. In fact, the list suggests keeping a variety of adhesives on hand. This includes silicone adhesives and five-minute epoxies, as well as our Original Super Glue for bodywork fractures. All of which we offer in our Pro Seal and The Original Super Glue product lines!

The article recommends stocking both Permanent and Removable Thread Lock on hand, to be used for sealing, locking, and preventing hardware from vibrating loose. The other chemicals on the list include degreasers, anti-seize, grease, lubricants, and penetrants. Having these items handy will make quick fixes and maintenance a cinch. And, you can find all the suggested adhesives anywhere Original Super Glue products are sold.

Bondini Remover: Trusted by Guitar Techs

July 22, 2014 No comments »
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Our Bondini line of adhesives is meant for recreational and sports use, pretty much for any surface that may be dirty or oily. But these products are also great for craft projects similar to the example we found below. Even though the author is doing some custom guitar work – not really an arts and crafts project – the application and removal of glue is like any other project involving wood and plastic/metal.

“When I installed the two good sensors in a different guitar, the results were problematic. The low ‘E’ string amplified a little stronger than the other five strings, and I needed an extreme bass cut to achieve an adequately balanced tone. I decided to remove the sensors again, but this time I tried a different super glue debonder. I used something called Bondini remover gel (from True Value Hardware) which comes in a tiny bottle with a brush applicator. I applied the gel around the edges of the sensor, then found it very easy to work a razor under the sensors and work the sensors free.”

- Guitaniac

This is exactly the kind of application Bondini Brush-On Remover Gel was made for. It goes on quickly and easily. This guitar hobbyist found it to be a step up over similar products and, if you’re serious about removing glued parts without damaging them, you will too.

DIY Elastic Hair Ties Made Easy with Super Glue

July 10, 2014 No comments »
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[Photo Credit: Local 8 WVLT]

If you have daughters, or just follow the latest fashion trends yourself, then you know that the popularity of elastic hair ties is on the rise. And while these fashion accessories may not exactly bust your budget, you can still save money and have a little fun by making them yourself. Just when you thought your teenage daughter was too old for arts and crafts, these DIY elastic hair ties present the perfect opportunity to do a little bonding while you craft your very own hair accessories.

Knoxville, Tennessee’s Local 8 news station has all the steps in their Pinspiration section. First, you can pick up some elastic ribbon online or at your local craft store. Each yard will yield about four hair ties, and buying the fabric allows you to make your ties unique. Using our Super Glue Single-Use Minis, you can keep the fabric from running. Just cut a six-inch strip of ribbon, tie the ends, and apply a dab of Super Glue. It’s that easy. Local 8 also has suggestions for storing the ties, such as using an old paper towel roll covered in decorative wrapping paper. And we think they make a great party favor idea, too.

Give this craft a try and let us know what you think. We look forward to hearing from you in our comments section.

Summer’s Here and So is Seashell Art

June 27, 2014 No comments »
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Summer is officially here, providing the opportunity for arts and crafts DIYers to create some seasonally-inspired pieces. One of the best materials to use this time of year is seashells. Using rare shells or a variety of shells, you can create virtually any decoration you can imagine. Although some seashell art may be a little challenging to pull off with your kids, you can create a fun crafts project using anything you have handy. For instance, create a unique seashell candle (like the one pictured above) to serve as a centerpiece on your outdoor table during summer picnics.

Using Super Glue Glass Adhesive, you can easily bond a variety of shells to the outside of a glass candle holder and its base. Make sure your shells are clean and free of sand before gluing. If you are working with your kids, make sure to supervise them as they glue the shells to the glass. The Super Glue Glass Adhesive cures after about 10 minutes; just make sure to work outside, as the glue needs UV exposure to cure. Once your candle holder is decorated in summer style, enjoy a nice outdoor dinner by candlelight. Arts and crafts followed by dinner under the stars sounds like the perfect summer day to us.

Foam Models Made Easy with Zap-O Foam Safe CA and Zip Kicker

June 20, 2014 No comments »
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In the past, we’ve shown you some great applications for Super Glue products on wood, metal, plastic, ceramic, and even paper products. But what if your hobbies include making models out of foam? After all, foam is a durable and lightweight modeling material that’s perfect for things like model boats or planes. Unfortunately, regular Super Glue is usually not suitable for adhering pieces of foam together. That’s where the Zap-O Foam Safe CA (cyanoacrylate) and Foam Safe Kicker come in.

Zap-O Foam Safe CA is, as its name implies, completely safe to use on most foams. It creates a strong bond that will keep your model together in even the toughest conditions. In fact, it’s more likely for the foam itself to break than the bond created with this special adhesive.

Use the Foam Safe Kicker in conjunction with the Zap-O and you will have a bond in seconds!

Pro Lok is Perfect for Model Helicopters

June 12, 2014 No comments »
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Pro Lok Thread Lock is a must-have for many model hobbyists, especially if your model of choice is a remote control helicopter. As the video above demonstrates, using a threadlocker is essential to keeping your helicopter in the air. This is because a product like Pro Lok keeps nuts and bolts in place, resisting loosening due to vibration. This will keep your model in the air, and save you the hassle of having to make repairs because of a crash. Although the video deals with RC helicopters specifically, this is also good advice for model planes and even model cars that might have similar moving parts.

Pro Lok is best used for metal-to-metal applications. It goes on easily, sets fast, and holds strong. There are some instances where Pro Lock is inappropriate for threadlocking applications. Toward the end of the video, you’ll notice that the host suggests using “CA” if you’re bonding metal to plastic. “CA” stands for cyanoacrylate, which is a fancy way of saying Super Glue. Essentially, if you have Pro Lok and Super Glue, you can keep your models from rattling loose in mid-flight.