Make a Super Spooky Halloween Sign With Front Porch Treasures

September 28, 2015 No comments »
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ghost-31320Halloween is just around the oh-so spooky corner. Before you know it, people of all ages will be dressing up in creative costumes, from the most frightening to the delightfully adorable. But before a troop of trick-or-treaters finds their way to your front porch, now is the perfect time to use Front Porch Treasures and get a little crafty for the season with a fun and easy holiday sign.

What You’ll Need

To begin this Halloween craft, you’ll first need to get wooden letters that spell out the festive word or message of your choice. You can keep it short and sweet with the ghostly word “Boo,” or try out other eerie options like “Beware.” Along with these letters you will need the following:

     Halloween themed or colored scrapbook papers




     Front Porch Foam Mounting Squares

     Halloween Die-cuts such as ghosts, gravestones, or witches

     Paint and brush

Steps to Creating the Sign

After you’ve selected the word for your Halloween sign, you can paint the side edges of each wooden letter whatever color you feel works best. When the paint is dry, trace the letters on the back of the scrapbook paper you selected.

Next, use your scissors to cut each traced piece out. Once that’s done, apply a coat of modpodge to the front of a wooden letter and adhere the cutout paper on top.

When all of the wooden letters have been covered and the modpodge has dried, add another coat to the front of the adhered scrapbook paper.

After the finishing coat has completely dried, take the Front Porch Treasures Foam Mounts and place them where you desire on the letters. Attach your chosen die-cuts to the mounts for a neat, three-dimensional effect. The mounts are available in different shapes and thicknesses, so you can get creative as to how far you want the die-cut shapes to pop out.

Lastly, use ribbon to hang the letters together either vertically or horizontally, and then display it proudly in a front window or on your porch for all ghoulish trick-or-treaters to see. Your super spooky Halloween sign is sure to get the holiday spirit a brewing.

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Coolant Line Maintenance With Pacer Industrial Pipe Sealant

September 14, 2015 No comments »
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Many of us know the harsh realities of car repairs all too well. Often, if smaller issues are not taken care of, they can snowball into major problems, and become extremely costly. Pacer Industrial offers a wide range of adhesives that can help to maintain your vehicle, while at the same time help to prevent that drain on your wallet. Since we’re on the subject of draining, if a pipe system in your automobile has a leak, High Performance Pipe Sealant can be an effective way to seal up fluid leakage and repair it in no time at all.

Product Overview

     It seals on normal metal surfaces as well as plated parts

     Prevents vibration induced loosening

     Lubricating properties prevent galling (metals fusing together)

     Good temperature resistance

     Prevents thread corrosion

     Removable with hand tools

     Resists industrial fluids such as coolants and processing fluids


Fixing a Coolant Line Leak

Coolant leaks are a common problem. However, thankfully they can be easy to spot because the source of the leak can usually be seen. In general, a coolant leak can cause an engine to overheat. You can first inspect the engine and cooling system by looking for a sign of antifreeze spillage on the ground underneath your parked car.

Once the coolant line has been identified, remove it and prepare to apply the pipe sealant. Make sure that the parts are dry and clean before doing so. Next, spread the sealant all the way around the fitting and use the nozzle to push it into the threads. Reassemble the coolant line and wait two hours before handling and 1 day before testing.

With this simple and effective form of maintenance, you can get off the road to financially burdensome repairs and instead enjoy the smoother ride of DIY car care.

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How Does Super Glue Work?

September 1, 2015 No comments »
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Super Glue TubeIt may come as no real surprise that Super Glue is an amazingly strong bonding adhesive. For many people, it has helped to repair a treasured  item or saved the day in a DIY project predicament.

This versatile adhesive can be used in multiple ways, and its everyday uses, fingerprint identifying ability, and car holding strength make it an astonishing substance. But have you ever stopped to think how this glue actually works? Let’s have a look at all the sticky details.

The Bonding Basics

Super Glue (cyanoacrylate) is a one part instant setting adhesive. Cyanoacrylate bonds rapidly, but it needs the ions that are found in water to do the trick. So all we need is water to active the product. Conveniently enough, water is found all around us. The humidity in the air and on the part to be bonded is all you need to get the chemical reaction.

After coming into contact with water, cyanoacrylate adhesives undergo a process called anionic polymerization. Here, a chemical reaction causes the cyanoacrylate molecules to form chains (polymers) that create a strong mesh and almost instantly join bonded surfaces together.

The rapid bonding time is why it’s important to keep the glue container properly sealed as much as possible. If you don’t, the moisture will cause the chemical reaction that makes the adhesive harden.

What Does Super Glue Work Best On?

Different projects require various types of adhesives in order to achieve the optimal result, but The Original Super Glue forms a strong bond on a variety of surfaces, such as:

• Ceramic
• Jewelry
• Aluminum
• Wood
• Metal
• Rubber
• And More!

What To Do in a Sticky Situation

The strength of this adhesive is certainly powerful. However, if you find yourself in a sticky situation where you accidentally glued an object to your skin or glued your fingers together, don’t panic.

The adhesive sticks fingers together because the skin naturally contains moisture that causes the chemical reaction to form a bond, but Removing Super Glue is not as difficult as you might imagine.

Acetone acts as the adhesive’s “Kryptonite,” weakening and breaking down the strong bonds. Simply apply a small amount of acetone, which is commonly found in nail polish removers, to the glued area.

After it has been applied, gently peel the layer of glue away. It’s important to know that if it is on your skin to avoid pulling the layer of glue abruptly, to avoid damaging your skin.

How Did This Glue Help You?

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How to Make Nearly Invisible Art Repairs With Super Glue Gel

August 26, 2015 No comments »
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Restore your precious art pieces with the strongest bonding glue.

[Image Source: Andreas Praefcke]

Art is all around us, much more than we realize. It can be found in the forms of delicate figurines, colorful pottery, and cherished family heirlooms. These decorative pieces of art have a way of beautifying a home and at times wind up in pieces. A broken work of art does not always have to end with tossing it in the garbage. Super Glue Gel can be an effective tool to use for patching up your favorite masterpieces.

Materials This Gel Bonds With

Compared to liquid Super Glue, the gel’s consistency is thicker and it does not drip or run allowing you more precision. It works well on porous surfaces such as leather and other artwork such as:

• Ceramic
• China/Porcelain
• Metal
• Pottery
• Soft & Hard Wood

Hints & Steps to a Near Invisible Repair

The road to a successful art repair should begin with some careful preparation. Start by making sure your pieces are clean and dry and that you are working on a protected surface (aluminum foil works well).
Next, plan out your repair project by ensuring all of the pieces fit together. While the thickness of the gel will work well for filling in gaps, it won’t do much good if the wrong pieces are stuck together.


Keep in mind that unless you are a restoration expert, the repair may not be completely invisible. However, don’t be discouraged. Super Glue Gel is applied without color, so there should not be a significant difference after it cures. Just remember that putting the pieces together as precisely and evenly as possible, is a major part of achieving a successful, near invisible repair.


Once you are ready to begin gluing, open the tube away from your face and then complete the following steps:

1. Apply 1 drop of gel per inch to one surface
2. Connect the pieces together and apply some pressure for about 15-30 seconds
3. Full strength should be achieved in 24 hours
4. Voila, you can go back to displaying your beautiful artwork, in one piece.

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How to Choose the Best Glue for the Job

August 19, 2015 No comments »
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We can help you find the right glue for the job.

Adhesives can truly save the day when it comes to repairs, quick fixes, and creative craft projects. As there’s a large selection of glue types to choose from, it’s important to pick the best one in order to ensure a successful result for each particular job. Many of us have tried using a random adhesive we had within reach, attempted to repair something, and discovered that the pieces failed to bond.

Check out these handy tips and facts that will hopefully help make your next sticky situation … stick:

Adhesive Hints & Helps

Hint: The Materials Matter - This may sound obvious, but it’s definitely worth stating. The type of glue best suited for a project depends on the kinds of materials being adhered and the chemical properties of the adhesive. Pay attention to the specific kind of materials you wish to bond and let that fact guide you to the right glue.

Hint: Note the Needs of Your Repair – Choosing the best glue for the job, also depends on the project’s parameters. For example, ask yourself questions such as, “Do I need the adhesive to set rapidly or will I need more time to arrange the pieces?”

Additionally, think about whether you will require a waterproof adhesive or one that withstands extreme temperatures. Answering questions such as these will help you narrow in on the adhesive that will work best for your repair.

Glue Mini-Overview

Super Glue: Also referred to as cyanoacrylate, this adhesive creates strong bonds and sets quickly. It’s best on non-porous materials for a wide variety of household, industrial, and innovative uses. Super Glue can be used on rubber, metal, china, jewelry and more to repair clean breaks.

Epoxy: Epoxies are composed of separate parts: hardener and resin. These parts will need to be mixed or dispensed equally from an applicator. They provide a strong bond and are excellent at filling in gaps. They are able to meet a large number of applications because they come in different formulas. To name a few epoxy types, some are delayed set, providing increased time to place all the pieces together, while others are quick-setting metal adhesives, designed to bond different metals for appliance repairs or similar projects.

Silicone: Silicone adhesives and sealants create durable and flexible bonds. In terms of temperature they are extremely stable and can be used for many applications, such as window, automotive, and bathroom repairs. They bond, caulk, and seal and are resistant to moisture.

Super Glue’s Here to Help

We covered just a few of the many useful adhesives available. If you’re still stuck, no pun intended, we want to make sure you find the right glue for your specific project needs. Use the Glue Guide to select the correct glue quickly, or call 1(866) GLUE-911 for assistance. We’re here to help!

Bring Your Broken Jewelry Back to Life with Super Glue

August 12, 2015 No comments »
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Steampunk your jewelry in a few simple steps.

Wearing jewelry offers up a great opportunity to dazzle up your outfit, make a fun fashion statement, and express your unique sense of style. However, when an emotionally valuable piece breaks, its final destination is often doomed for the junk jewelry drawer or the bottom of the wastebasket. Instead of simply tossing these bits and pieces away, gather them up and do a little DIY design.

What You’ll Need

With the help of Super Glue, you can bring old and broken jewelry back to life in creative and inspiring ways. Here are some additional tools and elements you can use to redesign your jewelry in no time:

  • Gold or Silver Toned Chains
  • Old Watches
  • Worn Jewelry Pieces: charms, lockets, pins, beads, and gems
  • Vintage Items: small padlocks, keys, and key rings
  • Tweezers

Steps To Steampunk Your Jewelry

If you have the jewelry style in mind, creating steampunk jewelry may be right up your alley. In a unique blend of Victorian and industrial/mechanical styles, steampunk jewelry captures the essence of the past and the future and transforms “junk” into art. Steps to making these masterpieces include:

  1. Choose Your Pieces: Focus on old watches, gear charms, vintage keys, and lockets for a stylish steampunk look.
  2. Disassemble Old Watches: Remove watch faces and gears from your busted timepieces.
  3. Plan Your Design: Layer jewelry elements, like the watch face or glitzy charms on top of watch gears, or vintage keys hanging from a keyring. Next, determine which combinations look best and fits your style.
  4. Glue Them Together: Applying small drops, and begin to glue down your design. Super Glue works well on nonporous materials such as metal, and sets in seconds, providing a strong bond for your jewelry creation. Use tweezers if necessary to attach tiny beads and gems. You can also use the adhesive to bond the layered gears and charms directly to the chain, or attach a small connector link to the gear if you desire dangly movement.
  5. Dry Before Wearing: Although Super Glue bonds instantly, it’s best to let your design set for about half an hour or so before wearing. After that time period, you can either decide whether to wear or share your steampunk masterpiece!

Other Tips to Creating Innovative Jewelry

Remember that DIY jewelry design is the perfect chance to create unique pieces so don’t be afraid to explore the possibilities.

If you have broken chains that vary in link style and color, try connecting portions of different chains together to create one interesting strand.

You can also try using unexpected elements like old locks, coins, bottle caps, and buttons. You just may be surprised at how much they enhance your creation.

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The Glue Reveals The Clue

August 5, 2015 No comments »
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Glue helps crack the case by lifting fingerprints from weapon.

Many of us are familiar with the popular entertainment trend of criminal investigation programs, showcasing the art of forensics and the process of catching criminals. As riveting as they may be, it’s not always so simple. However, as shown in the New Scientist article, “Vapourised Super Glue helps lift fingerprint from gun trigger,” sometimes life really does pan out like it would onscreen.

Playing a vital role in forensics, super glue is used in a method called cyanoacrylate fuming to reveal fingerprint evidence. It can be difficult to obtain fingerprint evidence from firearms, especially around the trigger, but in this case, the adhesive worked to bring about a successful result. You could say that the “sticky” helped solve the tricky.

How exciting is it that this everyday product found in tons of households, can also be utilized in the name of justice to catch criminals? Discover how to use our favorite bonding solutions in your own fingerprint finding activity, fun for both children and the amateur detective-at-heart.

Also, do tell us how you used this adhesive for your repair rescues or inspiring innovations, and you could win some nifty free samples!

An Office Quick Fix: Repairing a Drawer with Super Glue’s Fix-All Adhesive

July 22, 2015 No comments »
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Repair broken drawers with Super Glue quickly.

Many people have been here: you pull that desk drawer open and the drawer face comes completely off. Once the initial shock has worn off, and the scattering of papers and debris has been cleaned up, next comes the game plan. A broken wooden drawer can’t easily be replaced, especially if the desk is older. With Super Glue’s Fix-All Adhesive, that gaping hole in the desk can easily become a quick-fix.

Steps to Desk Drawer Repair

First gather the drawer face and remove the entire drawer from the desk. If drawer contents haven’t already been emptied, do this now or things could get messy. Then, move the parts to a protected work area and let the repair begin.

The tube of Fix-All Adhesive will need to be pierced before applying it, so use the outer cap to penetrate the seal. Be careful to do this while pointing away from the body and face.

Next, apply the adhesive generously to both surfaces, the edge of the broken drawer face and the drawer itself. Then press the pieces together, you can leave the drawer face down during the drying time of 10 minutes.

Lastly, let the adhesive cure for 24 hours before returning the drawer to the desk and back to its full-time position of clutter keeper.

Multi-Purpose Solvent & Sealer

Used for glueing, sealing, and repairing, Super Glue’s Fix-All Adhesive has several applications and works on many additional materials such as:

  • Brick
  • Canvas
  • Glass
  • Non-Porous Materials
  • Porous Materials
  • China
  • Concrete
  • Fabric and lots more

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Fly Fisher’s Essential Gadgets!

July 16, 2015 No comments »
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BN-JC780_teches_J_20150626111835[Photo Credit:  Wall Street Journal (June 26, 2015)]

Summer is the best time of year for Fly Fishers, Hikers, and Campers!  So many adventures and wonderful places to go far away from crowds and confusion.  Packing light and smart is the key to all successful travel and these sports enthusiasts know how to do it best!

Recently, there was a terrific article in the Wall Street Journal (June 26, 2015) by Chris Kornelis titled, “Fly Fisher April Vokey’s Favorite Gadgets“.   Super Glue was honored to be listed, and pictured, as one of Fly Fisher, April Vokey’s favorite gadgets!  We know that fly fishers depend on super glue to reinforce knots on specialty flies, and all hikers and campers appreciate having super glue along as a fix all for tool, boot, and tent repairs as well as a great coating over blisters and calluses.   We wrote some tips about this in our June 2013 Newsletter … Check it out for more information!

Enjoy the rest of this amazing summer and don’t forget to take along some tubes of super glue with you … Let us know how super glue came in handy on your adventure and you may win some free samples!!!

These Boots Were Made for Bonding with Bondini Everything Gel

July 15, 2015 No comments »
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Repair the soles of your boots with Bondini Everything Gel

Split shoe soles have a way of tripping people up, literally. When a favorite pair of boots or footwear suffers that moment of separation, the dirt may fly and the heart may sink just a little bit. Some take their shoes to get repaired professionally, which can be expensive. Others donate or even dispose of the pair. However, Super Glue’s Bondini Everything Gel can make shoe repair simple and effective, and not so much of a “soul” splitting experience.

Abundant Bonding Applications

When it comes to bonding, Bondini Everything Gel’s name says a lot. It works on just about everything, including materials such as:

  • Leather
  • Cardboard
  • Rubber
  • Ceramic
  • Metal
  • China
  • Wood
  • Most Plastics
  • Corkboards
  • Jewelry and much more

Footsteps to Footwear Repair

First gather your boot or shoe that’s in need of fixing. There’s no prep or cleaning needed with Bondini Everything Gel because it’s able to create a strong bond through grease and it works on dirty or oily surfaces. This product is ideal for footwear repair as shoes come in contact with a lot of grime and dirt.

Next open the bottle of adhesive and apply the gel to the inside of the split sole. Firmly press the sole against the boot and in seconds it should bond. Wipe away any excess gel that may have seeped out onto the exterior edge of the sole. Wait 24 hours before wearing the repaired footwear again.

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