Weekend Project Repairs | Fix-All Adhesive

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Small Shed On Backyard

This past weekend, I decided to take a good hard look at my backyard. I had recently opened my pool, and my garden was in full swing, but some of the other aspects of my yard were decrepit and disheveled. This weekend it would all change, I thought. My weekend project: repairs!

I bought some Fix-All Adhesive and got to work on fixing my plastic posts and pool ladder, my shed lock, my vinyl siding, and my mounted hose reel. By the end of the weekend, my back yard would be ready for a 4th of July barbeque with the neighbors, family and friends.

 

Weekend Project Repairs | The Plastic Posts and Pool Ladder

Fix-All Adhesive works on a variety of materials, so when I decided to fix up my backyard I started using it to fix my plastic deck posts. It filled all the cracks and holes in my plastic posts as well as sealed them back together on top where some of the posts were beginning to fall off.

When you start to use your Fix-All Adhesive, press the plastic cap into the tube to break the seal and make sure to apply the Fix-All to both surfaces you are gluing to ensure that it is sealed in the correct place.

Additionally, Fix-All is water resistant, so I used it to fix parts of my pool ladder that were cracked at the top. I can rest easy knowing full well that while parts of the ladder will be sprayed by water, Fix-All Adhesive will stay in place.

 

Weekend Project Repairs | Shed Lock | Metal on Wood

Next on my weekend project repairs list: my shed lock, which has been broken for some time. Fix-All Adhesive works on brick, canvas, ceramic, china, concrete, fabric, glass, leather, metal, plastics, both porous and non-porous materials, rubber, vinyl and wood. My lock is metal and I was affixing it to my wooden shed doors, so Fix-All Adhesive had me covered.
I applied a small amount to both the back of the metal lock and the part of the shed door where I wanted the lock to be affixed and set it to dry. My lock was back in action thanks to Fix-All Adhesive.

 

Weekend Project Repairs | Vinyl Siding

Fix-All Adhesive is a multipurpose and versatile adhesive, so I used it to seal some of the cracks between the vinyl siding on my house. Again, because Fix-All is water resistant, you don’t have to worry about a little rain causing the sealant to deteriorate. By applying a small amount of Fix-All Adhesive to each part of the panel that I wanted to adhere together, I was able to repair the vinyl siding of my home.

 

Weekend Project Repairs | Metal Hose Reel

This adhesive works on so many different materials, including metal. I used Fix-All to repair my metal hose reel. A piece that wound the hose around had broken off, so I applied Fix-All to both the piece that had broken off and the ends of the hose reel where I wanted to seal it.

Because Fix-All also works on brick, it could also be used to give extra security and a tighter seal to the hose reel fixture on the back of my home.

 

Weekend Project Repairs | Fix-All Adhesive

At the end of the weekend, my backyard looked fresh and ready for company.

Whether it’s fixing up your backyard, repairing an old swing set, or building a creative project, Fix-All is full of surprises.

Money-Saving Repairs | Bondini Everything Gel to the Rescue

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Cobbler’s Glue – Relatively Expensive Repair

Cobbler’s Glue – Relatively Expensive Repair

 

Let’s face it – very few things last forever. Things break. It’s as simple as that. That’s where a good money-saving adhesive comes into play. I’ve faced countless, potentially expensive fixes in my lifetime.

There was a time when the acoustic bridge of my guitar came loose, or the time the sole of my shoe rubbed free. How about the time I tripped on my front steps and chipped the masonry clean off? Whoops!

Money-saving repairs are possible with Bondini Everything Gel. This is one adhesive that can fix all of these problems and more, reliably – and for years, if not a lifetime. Moreover, it works on wood, rubber, some plastic, metal, stone, and tile. It’s a sure-fire money saver.

Money-saving repairs | Adhesive for Wood and Plastic

As mentioned previously, I used Bondini Everything Gel to bond the acoustic bridge of my guitar back into place, which is made of plastic, while my guitar is made of wood.

Bondini Everything Gel worked like a charm as this repair was done many years ago and my guitar is still intact. This could have cost me over $100 if I didn’t have the right adhesive on hand.

Do be careful when using this product, however. If you happen to get the adhesive on any unwanted surface, it will stick and possibly mar the surface.

Money-saving Repairs | Mend Rubber

How many times have you bought a new pair of shoes because you wore through the bottom of your old pair? Another money-saving repair made possible with a little Bondini Everything Gel.

No more spending $20-$200 dollars on new shoes when you can fix your favorite pair. Mend the rubber soles and leave them to sit overnight in a sturdy position.

This should correct and harden any holes in your shoes that were causing discomfort or leakage. With Bondini Everything Gel, you will get much more use out of those shoes before you need to get a new pair.

 

Try the Money-Saving Product on Your Home Repairs

Bondini Everything Gel works on a variety of substances including wood, plastic, mental, stone, tile and rubber. It can be a huge money-saver if you introduce it into your routine repairs.

Securing Outdoor Items with Adhesive Epoxies

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With increased exposure to the elements, all manner of outdoor furniture and items can be more susceptible to the occasional blemish or breakage. When this does happen, you may just be able to fix your broken chair or splintered pipe with nothing more than a quality adhesive epoxy.

The benefits of adhesive epoxies aren’t just restricted to repairs, however. They’re a versatile and effective solution for various adhesive-based needs, with the majority of them being weather-resistant and ideal for outdoor applications.

 

The Various Applications of Adhesive Epoxies

There are a wide range of adhesive epoxy solutions available from the Super Glue Corporation, most of which will help with the securing or repairing of outdoor items. Which one you opt for depends on your needs. You may need a quick setting epoxy for emergency repairs, a waterproof one that would be ideal for pipes and guttering, or a metal epoxy for metal appliance and tool repairs.

Below is a list of just some the ways you can utilize adhesive epoxies:

  • On outdoor furniture: Repair broken legs on an outdoor chair or table.
  • Pipes and guttering: Seal and solidify cracks present on downpipes, fix damage on gutter guards, etc.
  • Tools: Reattach the head of hammers/shovels to the handle, secure the carriage of a wheelbarrow to its framing, set screws in place in the event they tend to come loose frequently, etc.
  • Lights: If you can’t screw a lamp’s framing/support to the exterior wall of your home, use an epoxy to secure it instead.
  • Signage: Easily secure signage, such as your address number, to your mailbox, fence, and more.

 

What about indoors

Adhesive epoxy is by no means restricted to outdoor applications. Many epoxies, such as the quick setting epoxies, are perfect for indoor repairs. You could secure a loosened section of your bookshelf, add additional strength to your TV’s wall mounts, fixing a broken clip on a landline phone, and more.

To view our range of adhesive epoxies, click here.

Declutter Your Home with Adhesive Organizers

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Over time, everyone accumulates a notable number of household items. While there are certain rare-use items that can be stored away in a box or container, there are others that can take up a significant chunk of space but are still used frequently enough that storing them away is less than ideal. One simple way of saving space and decluttering your home is to use Super Glue’s range of Adhesive Household Klips and Utility Organizers.

 

Household Clutter in the US

 

According to the LA Times, the average US household manages to accumulate 300,000 items. This accounts for anything as small as thumb tacks to the likes of king-sized beds. More often than not, it’s the smaller-to-medium sized items that tend to get out of control. For example, do you have enough room for all your spice jars, coffee cups, or winter jackets? What about gardening tools, brooms, or paint brushes?

 

While you can get rid of some items through a good old spring clean, there are others that you may need to hold on to. Enter the simplicity and efficiency of Adhesive Household Klips.

 

Decluttering Your Home

 

There are several steps you can take to declutter your home, including the use of our Household Klips and Utility Organizers. They can be adhered to walls and allow you to hold a range of items; including toothbrushes, paint brushes, brooms/sweepers, electrical cords, clothes hangers, screwdrivers, and more. Our adhesive organizers are built to last and can adhere to most flat surfaces, allowing you to increase the space in your home by having more items secured vertically.

 

Decluttering does involve more than just changing how you store your current items. We often hold onto items we no longer need due to a form of sentimental attachment with them. Perhaps a certain item stirs up good memories or was a gift from someone we love. However, it’s also important to be objective and question if said item offers any practical value. Because no matter how much an old hand bag or backpack may mean to us, if it’s essentially falling apart and can no longer perform the function it was designed for, then it’s time to retire it.

 

Other interesting facts worth keeping in mind include:

 

  • We wear 20% of our clothes 80% of the time – in other words, most of us have a lot of clothes we don’t even use and could be rid of
  • You can cut housework by 40% by eliminating clutter – the less clutter you have, the less time you’ll spend cleaning your home
  • Research shows that the more clutter people have, the greater their stress levels are

 

The takeaway is that while the process of decluttering your home can take some time in itself, it ultimately saves you time and stress in the long run. Whether you achieve this through improved storage and organization solutions or by slowly getting rid of things you no longer need, a spacious and more organized home is a peaceful home.

 

Find out more about our Electrical and Household Adhesive products here.

The Goods On Sports Adhesives

May 31, 2016 No comments »
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Sports Adhesives and the Sports Enthusiast

Participants from every sports discipline demand a great deal from their equipment, particularly if they’ve paid for the high-end stuff. So, when a big brand puts its name on a product and sponsors a high profile professional athlete to endorse it, sports fans buy into the hype and trust that they’re getting quality goods.

Even the highest paid NBA player relies on a pair of shoes that will protect his feet from the hardwood — while not coming unglued.

Sports Adhesives Make Repairs Possible

From hockey players to weightlifters to snowboarders, today’s most successful athletes are faster, stronger and more skilled than ever before. In addition to the pressure they put upon themselves to achieve more, they put an equal amount of pressure on their equipment.

Basketball players have special footwear (without adhesives, their shoes would lack shape and structure); hockey players customize their sticks (with an adhesive tape that sticks and stretches); and snowboarders repair and personalize their boards (with polyurethane adhesives to repair cracks and adhesive board skins to identify cool graphics).

With most sports equipment (like hockey skates, snowboards, baseball bats), bonding adhesives and epoxies are commonly used to ensure a flawless performance — even under extreme conditions of use such as heat, cold, pressure and vibrations. In order to determine which adhesive will work best for your particular needs, refer to our handy online Glue Guide.

Too Much of a Good Thing

“An apology is the super glue of life.”

Sticky situations are a fact of life. Prior to the ban imposed in 1981, ‘sticky’ substances like glue or rosin (tree sap) were rumored to be commonly used by players in the National Football League to improve their grip on the ball. Oakland Raiders defensive back Lester Hayes and Hall of Famer Jerry Rice were called out for using a glue-like substance to improve their stats.”

Whenever any adhesive is applied and made to perform against its intended purpose, compromises are made and the integrity of the product is challenged. With every application, make sure you’re using the right adhesive for the task at hand, follow the application instructions, and keep out of reach of children.

Find out why Bondini by Super Glue  is a sports enthusiast’s fantasy adhesive!

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Quality Adhesives for RC Model Airplanes | Zap

May 29, 2016 No comments »
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Building Radio-Controlled Airplanes with Quality Adhesives

Building a RC (radio controlled) model aircraft from scratch takes dedication, patience and attention to every single detail. There are no shortcuts to get to the final product and there shouldn’t be. Similarly, none should be taken with the all-important adhesive that binds it all together.

Whether you are starting out with an ARF (almost ready to fly) RC airplane or you have ventured into balsa and plywood aircraft, one thing is certain, your plane needs to be able to handle the stress and pressure of flying. Just as you would need to keep your measurements down to a tee, your choice of glue can make or break the delicate balance of the aircraft. Aerodynamics is a tricky beast and every aspect of your airplane must be just right in order to fly at an optimum level.

How Do You Pick the Right Adhesive?

To get it right the first time, your choice of glue has to be relevant to the type of model aircraft you are building. For example, nowadays, ARF airplanes incorporate more foam and plastic so an ideal choice would be Zap-O Foam Safe CA for foam parts and Poly Zap for plastic parts. On the other hand, if you are creating a composite airplane with light woods such as balsa or plywood, then select Zap-A-Gap. For post applying adhesive to balsa wood joints use the wicking grade ZAP CA. For canopy assemblies on cockpits use ZAP ‘s Formula 560 Canopy Glue which dries crystal clear and remains flexible.

How About the Engine?

No problem. Zap has got you covered. For thread locking fluid, also known as securing nuts and bolts by applying adhesives to fasteners, there is the Z-42 Thread Locker. This product has the ability to resist vibrations and prevent fasteners from loosening, which provides stability to the aircraft’s engine. Think of the engine as the heart of the plane and the glue as the blood flow that keeps the airplane running smoothly and as one cohesive unit.

Zap adhesive products not only apply to the initial building process of the composite aircraft but to the maintenance and repair process as well.

How Important is the Quality of Adhesive for My RC Model Airplane?

Zap adhesive products are a testament to hobbyists who take themselves and their crafts seriously. Considered one of the highest quality adhesives for any recreational activity, Zap has time and time again proven itself to be the choice for model builders who spend countless hours perfecting their craft.

Picking the right adhesive to match your composite RC aircraft should be one of the first steps in the planning process because as you know, it’s mighty difficult to go back once you’ve made a mistake.

Much like a car engine that requires premium quality oil to run, when it comes to providing the right glue or adhesive, there can be no substitutes. That feeling of satisfaction and pride when your model aircraft successfully flies can be in part attributed to you picking the correct tools and equipment for the job.

 A Hobby is a Passion

Part of our mantra at Zap is that a hobby is a passion, and passion is what life is all about. We consider it a privilege to be lost in that moment of anticipation as you concentrate on gluing that one final piece. It is what we call a “being in the zone” and there is no other place you would rather be.

The process of creating a model aircraft, piece by piece, is as much of a joy to the builder as is the moment when the plane takes off for the very first time.

Whether it is radio-controlled aircrafts, miniature railway tracks, model boats or plastic figurines, every set has a piece that needs to be put together with care and dedication. Simply put, the love that is put into your project can only be matched by the quality of resources used to create it. Start now by choosing one of our premium quality adhesives at Zap.

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Scrapbook Adhesives Add Creative Pop

May 27, 2016 No comments »
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Scrapbook Adhesives | Front Porch Treasures

Front Porch Treasures puts a super fun twist on scrapbook adhesives, especially if you’re into scrapbooking. And these days, who doesn’t enjoy a little scrapbooking?

Scrapbooking became a huge hit between 2001 and 2004, with over $2.5 billion in sales and 1,600 companies creating scrapbooking products for a growing number of hobbyists (or “scrappers”) who created their own social network to share their creative ideas.

Digital scrapbooking has added more functionality to the traditional scrapbook as interest in this highly involved craft remains high – across the board:

• Over 4 million women in the United States alone consider themselves to be scrapbookers.

• Over 4% of all women in U.S. have done traditional scrapbooking. Millions of others do various aspects of photo books but are not scrapbookers.

• Scrapbooking is one of the largest categories within the craft and hobby industry and now considered to be the third most popular craft in the nation. From 1996 through 2004, sales of scrapbooking products increased across the United States. In 2005, annual sales flattened for the first time after many back to back years of double growth. From 2006 through 2010 traditional scrapbooking sales have declined, while digital forms of scrapbooking have grown. Traditional scrapbooking sales for 2010 have declined to about $1.6 billion in annual sales from a peak of about $2.5 billion in 2005.

Add Pop, Punch, Depth and Dimension to Your Creative Projects

Scrapbook adhesives like the Front Porch Treasures dots are easy to handle and worry-free because all of the products are double-sided, acid-free, lignin free, photo-safe and permanent.

The mounting foam squares and dots come in a variety of sizes and they work great on invitations, pop-up books, and of course — scrapbooking.

Looking for a Few Scrapbooking Ideas?

Scrapbooking is a fun ‘craft’ to do with children of all ages. It’s a great way to round up all those old photos and share a few fond memories. If you want to try something a little different, however, try these on for size:

Scrapbook.com/Gallery
36 Great Scrapbook Ideas: Martha Stewart
10 Super Cool Scrapbooking Ideas!

Front Porch Treasures Product knowledge Video

Watch the Front Porch Treasures Product Knowledge Video here. We’d love to see a short video of your finished project!

Medical Grade Super Glue Helps Girl Walk Without Pain

May 25, 2016 No comments »
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Medical-Grade Super Glue Enables Girl to Walk Pain-Free

Super Glue has many incredible everyday uses but an article published in March highlights one of the life changing uses Super Glue can have in people’s lives. Medical-Grade Super Glue was used to help Madison Fairchild walk without pain for the first time in years.

Madison had a mass of tangled veins in her calf that caused immense pain when she walked, stood or ran. After trying more traditional treatments that either didn’t work or made the issue worse, Dr. Jonathan Perkins (a pediatric otolaryngology physician at Seattle Children’s Hospital) performed an experimental treatment in which Medical-Grade Super Glue was injected into the veins so that they can be removed surgically. The glue made the veins rigid, which allowed the surgeon to go in and remove them without hurting the surrounding tissue.

“Four days later, she’s walking,” said Kristen Fairchild,  Madison’s mother. “She’s a totally different child. Her outlook is more positive.”

Read the full article here.

(Note: This procedure was performed by a surgeon using Medical Grade Super Glue. SuperGlueCorp. strongly suggests that you keep all Super Glue products out of the reach of children. Please follow safety protocol with all Super Glue products.)

Z-Poxy Gets Top Notch Rating From Customer

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Z-Poxy Receives Rave Review from Reg D.

Much Love for Z-Poxy Finishing Resin

Our customers tend to come up with some pretty creative uses for our adhesive products. We especially love it when they take the time to send us their stories and photos.

Reg D. recently purchased our Z-Poxy Finishing Resin and wrote to tell us that he uses it to build musical instruments.

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Repairs Made Easy With Z-Poxy

“The Guitar top, back, and sides were finished with a coat of Z-Poxy to seal and flatten/fill the wood and provide a flat surface for the color coats and finish coats,” he said. And the results? “Top notch!”

The results are truly stunning, wouldn’t you agree? Thanks for the beautiful photos, Reg D!

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Make Scrabble Tile Coasters with Super Glue

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How to Make Scrabble Tile Drink Coasters

If you have ever used the Original Super Glue, you know it dries quickly and firmly once it has cured, making it a very popular adhesive for all sorts of crafts and DIY projects.

This ‘Scrabble’ tile drink coaster set is one of our favorite craft projects because it simply demonstrates how fast and easy it is to work with Super Glue.

Not only are these drink coasters fun to make, but they also make great gifts. As decorative accent pieces, this Scrabble tile coaster set will really add character to your game room or your coffee table.

Note: We’ve also seen this done with Dominoes, Dice, Mahjong Tiles, and old-fashioned checkers. Simply substitute the game piece used in any of these games with Scrabble tiles and you’ve put a new twist on an old classic. With a little patience and creativity, most gaming pieces can be found online for pennies and easily transformed with a little Super Glue.

Scrabble Tile Drink Coasters: Here’s What You Will Need

  • A 5.5” square piece of wood or tile to use as the base for your coaster
  • ⅛” to ½” thick Flat Cork sheeting (Note, you can also use wine corks the way we did in our January 2015 blog)
  • 36 Scrabble Tiles
  • The Original Super Glue
  • Ruler
  • Fine-Tip Permanent Marker
  • Some metal foil to cover your work surface

Making Your Scrabble Tile Coasters

  1. Take your metal foil, and use it to cover your work surface. This will keep any errant glue drips from sticking to your table.
  2. Next, carefully cut a piece of the cork backing the exact size and shape of your coaster base.
  3. Apply Super Glue to the coaster base.
  4. Firmly press the cork backing down onto the glue. Be sure to align the backing appropriately, as Super Glue dries quickly and firmly.
  5. Wait a few minutes for the glue to cure a bit, then turn your coaster over
  6. Now, we could end here and you’d have a perfectly functional coaster. And that’s fine if all you want to make is a plain coaster. Instead, we’re going to add some flair to these plain coasters by adding some gaming pieces. Scrabble tiles are probably the easiest, but you can use other gaming pieces as well. With a little imagination there’s no limit to the fun things you can create. For this, lay the Scrabble tiles out how you’d like them to be arranged on the coaster. If you like, find the right Scrabble tiles to spell out your name. Other ideas: spell out a few fun drinking words or simply go with a mish-mash of letters. It’s totally up to you.
  7. Place a small amount of Super Glue on the back of your first Scrabble tile, then place it in the top left corner of the front of your coaster. Continue until you’ve placed all the tiles (or dominoes, or dice) in the order you want.
  8. Let the coasters sit overnight to allow the adhesive to fully cure and by morning you can enjoy your new set of Scrabble tile drink coasters!

Other Fun Super Glue Projects

Check out The Original Super Glue Blog! We regularly post fun new (crafty!) ideas to spark your imagination and creativity… while giving you new uses for that tube of Original Super Glue adhesive.

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