How to Fix an Aquarium with Silicone Glue

April 26, 2015 No comments »
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Aquarium repaired with Super Glue

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On the verge of a fresh business venture, I looked at my new office and realized it needed something. It needed something to bring a touch of the ocean in, something tropical, something with fins. Reigniting my past passion for aquariums, I fished my old tank out of storage and filled it up slowly to check for leaks. Surprise, we had a winner. Thankfully, the minor vertical leak in the glass seam would be easy enough to repair with Clear RTV Silicone Adhesive & Sealant.

 

Steps I took to Fix the Leak:

  1. Mark the Leak: Yes, I had found the leak, but I didn’t want to lose the exact location. I marked the leak with a felt tip pen.

  2. Drain and Dry: I then drained and dried out the aquarium thoroughly.

  3. Scrape Leaky Sealant: Using a razor, I scraped out the old sealant surrounding the leaking area.

  4. Remove Sealant Remnants: Next, I wiped the area clean with a cloth dampened by acetone and then dried the area off. Just make sure not to go too nuts with this colorless liquid, as excessive exposure can irritate your eyes or cause dizziness.

  5. Apply Adhesive: I used the nozzle on the Clear RTV Silicone Adhesive & Sealant to apply it precisely to the needed area on the aquarium.

  6. Let it Cure: Lastly, I gave the sealant 24 hours to cure and create a strong seal.

 

Aquarium Repair Results

After the sealant cured, I brought the aquarium back to my office, tested for leaks one last time, and then filled it up with my favorite tropical fish. I was really impressed by the repair results, not to mention grateful that I didn’t need to buy a brand new aquarium.

 

The Clear RTV Silicone Adhesive & Sealant was perfect for this project due to it’s strong bonding and waterproof properties. Now, while the repair worked out swimmingly, let’s just hope that my new business venture goes on without a hitch.

 

Did you also use the Clear RTV Silicone Adhesive & Sealant for a similar aquarium repair? Please share you story with us on Super Glue’s Facebook page.  We’d love to hear from you!

Super Cool View from the Pilot’s Seat in a Mustang RC Plane

April 20, 2015 No comments »
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This is amazing!  So realistic!  Check out this Super Cool P-51D Mustang Remote Control (RC) Plane … You feel like you are in the Pilot’s Seat!

Super Cool P-51D Mustang RC Plane

Broken Bits Begone with Super Glue Single Use Gel

April 12, 2015 No comments »
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turtle eye repair

 

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Almost everyone has run into a situation where the smallest piece has broken off of a treasured item. Maybe it was a favorite nic-nac or a handmade craft project. In Bill G.’s case, it was the eye off of a stuffed toy turtle. No matter what, we want to get the item fixed and fixed fast before that tiny piece has somehow disappeared or gets eaten by your pet dog, Rover. Super Glue Gel Single Use Minis are good for making small repairs and they are fuss-free to use.

 

Here’s how to go about using it for all of your quick fix projects.

 

Using Single-Use Gel:

  1. Find that small broken piece:(Easier said than done).

  2. Apply the gel to the edges of the piece: Use the nozzle tip for precision. This is best for applying to hard to reach spots.

  3. Reapply as needed: Depending on the surface area of the piece, reapplying may be beneficial.

  4. Adhere the piece: Press the gelled piece firmly to the item and wait briefly for the Super Glue to dry.

 

Product Benefits

It’s always nice when you no longer have to worry about that broken bit getting lost in the couch cushions or somehow thrown out with the trash. The gel consistency, which works well on porous surfaces, makes it all that much simpler because it doesn’t drip, run or make a big mess. Plus, the single use size is practical for small projects that don’t require a super large amount of glue.

 

For Bill G.’s repair, he loved this single use feature and was easily able to restore the one-eyed stuffed pink turtleback to its full glory. Did you have a similar quick fix situation and use Super Glue Single-Use Gel? We’d love for you to share your story on our Facebook page.

 

Create Polaroid Picture Magnets Using Super Glue!

March 18, 2015 No comments »
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tiny Polaroid picture magnets

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Making Polaroid picture magnets can be a fun experience, a chance to create a gift that is perfect for Mother’s Day, a friend’s birthday, or even Valentine’s Day. This project is simple, quick, and very sweet! Using some Super Glue you can make your adorable pictures into fridge magnets!

What you need:

  • Mounting Board
  • Magnets
  • Super Glue & Mod Podge
  • Paint Brush – (Small & large)
  • White Paint
  • Pictures

Step 1: Print out your images in a polaroid frame/sticker and then using some mod podge go ahead and glue your images down to your mounting board. You can also paint the frame onto the image, but requires another step and time to dry – printing them out with the stencil makes it that much easier!

Step 2: Using a small paint brush paint the edges of the mounting board in white to resemble a Polaroid and to also hide the board. Put aside for about 30 minutes to let the glue and the paint dry.

Step 3:   A drop of Super Glue on the back of the magnet and place the magnet on the back of your Polaroid. The glue will dry within seconds and they are ready to use as personalized Polaroid magnets!

The great thing about this project is that you can create as many as you want. Creating these magnets is very simple and can be given to friends, family, or keep them for yourself! Decorate your fridge with amazing photos of your kids, loved ones, and pets. Show us your fridge magnet creations on our Facebook page.

Toy Repair and Plastic Fuse Future Glue

March 13, 2015 No comments »
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Like just about every other child in the world, my two year old son has a favorite toy – a bright red, plastic toy truck. Preserving the life of this toy seems to be the key to preserving his happiness at the moment. I tried everything to repair this toy, but it just kept falling apart. After a few times of him coming to me with eyes full of tears and hands full of red plastic truck pieces, I discovered Plastic Fuse Future Glue.

What does Plastic Fuse Future Glue do?

Future Glue is a liquid gel bonding compound. That helps secure all plastic parts. Here are some of it’s features:

  • Recommended for polyethylene and polypropylene

  • It sets quickly, allowing repaired items to be used again without much wait

  • Works on porous and non-porous surfaces

  • Repairs furniture, housewares and toys

Future Glue Application

Applying the plastic fuse future glue is quite simple. First you’ll want to clean and dry the surface you want to attach. Then you can apply a layer to the dismantled piece. If it is a larger plastic piece, simply rotate it while applying the glue to make sure the area is fully covered. Lastly, assemble the applied piece and allow 1-5 minutes for the adhesive to set.

From beloved plastic toy dump trucks, to your own car’s dashboard, plastic fuse future glue can be essential in effective repairs. Do you have any uses or ideas for this gel adhesive? If so, please visit our Facebook page. We’d love for you to share your ideas with us!

Going the Extra Tile with Waterproof Epoxy Adhesive

March 4, 2015 No comments »
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How come it always seems like just before a party or gathering, I suddenly remember the handful of household repairs I meant to get to ages ago? Super Glue’s Waterproof Epoxy Adhesive really came to the rescue on one such occasion, the day before my daughter’s 16th birthday I noticed a few missing tiles. I wanted everything to look presentable and pristine in time for the party. I decided to apply the adhesive to my pool tiles due to it’s waterproof and quick-bonding capabilities.

So What does Waterproof Epoxy Adhesive do?:

  • Works underwater or in the presence of water

  • It remains waterproof

  • Acts perfectly for marine projects

  • Produces a strong, flexible bond

  • Sets in just 3-4 hours

  • Works on ceramic, fiberglass, rubber, wood and other materials

After seeing how easily and efficiently I was able to repair my pool, I even had time to use this waterproof epoxy on my shower tiles. Like the pool repair, this project was simple and quick. Not to mention, the 2-part syringe applicator left no spilling or mess when securing these tiles. Thankfully, I was able to get my home repairs done quickly and easily and everything looked great for the party.

 
Did you use Super Glue’s Waterproof Epoxy Adhesive for a household repair? Please share your projects and ideas on our Facebook page. We’d love to hear from you!

Don’t Toss it Out – Repair it with Bondini!

February 25, 2015 No comments »
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Repairs with bondini for birdhouses

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Have you had the misfortune of seeing your bird house broken and on the floor? Whether you made your birdhouse or purchased it, no one wants to see a broken birdhouse! Using Bondini Everything Gel, you can repair your bird house and quickly place it back in its spot.

How to Use Bondini Everything Gel:

The best part about using this adhesive is that it works on a broad range of surfaces. If your birdhouse is made out of wood, plastic, or cardboard you can still use this gel to repair it.

Step 1: Gather all the pieces of your birdhouse, including all the small pieces.

Step 2: Carefully lay out all of your pieces and display them in the position they will be placed. This way you can quickly apply the Bondini adhesive quickly and not worry about trying to make it fit.

Step 3: It’s best to glue your bigger pieces first and then your smaller ones, this is because you will need enough room to place the bigger pieces correctly.

Step 4: Often times when things break it may be difficult to find all the pieces or the pieces may have gotten destroyed from the fall, but you can still find a way to salvage your work of art. For example, for a birdhouse you can use pebbles, tiles, or even seashells to cover the gaps of the broken areas.

Get creative and decorate your birdhouse with any items you want, Bondini is powerful enough to hold any product in place.

Get your birdhouse ready and put them up as soon as you can, birds are continually looking for nesting areas, so you never know where the little visitors will claim residence. Show us how Bondini Everything Gel helped you fix your birdhouse and other valuable household items on our Facebook page!

Super Glue’s Shabby Chic Easter Scrapbook Page

February 18, 2015 No comments »
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Scrapbooking just in time for Easter

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Springtime has arrived so let’s get crafty. Save your Easter pictures and create a fun page by using Super Glue’s Front Porch Treasure to help you display your favorite memories on this brightly colored shabby chic scrapbook page. By gathering your leftover pieces of paper, ribbons, and buttons you can assemble the perfect page for those sweet Easter time moments.

What You Need:

  • 3-6 sheets of craft paper
  • Double-sided Glue Tape Dispenser
  • Super Glue Gel
  • Scrap pieces of ribbon and/or lace
  • 30-40 different buttons
  • 1-3 of your favorite Easter photos

Creating Your Scrapbooking Art:

Step 1: Select your background paper. It can be a shade of a certain color that matches the shades seen in your photos, or simply something that you like. However, due to the large display of color from the buttons and ribbons, a less busy background is recommended. You then can attach another piece of craft paper on top of the background, using the glue tape dispenser, for a more layered look.

Step 2:  To start your ribbon flower, lightly draw a large circle in the center of your page. Remember to make the diameter of your circle large enough to place your selected Easter photos inside. Once you have outlined your flower circle you can begin to glue down your scraped pieces of ribbon. Remember, don’t be afraid to mess up. The shabby chic quality of this page only enhances its charm.

Step 3: Next add your buttons. After rummaging through your craft supplies or purchasing a bag of craft buttons, Super Glue Gel your selected buttons on top of the circle of ribbon. You can even add small fabric flowers and bows to your buttons for an additional element of cuteness.

Step 4: Next you can attach your Easter photos with the Double-Sided Glue Tape Dispenser. We all know the feeling of attaching a photo and regretting its placement, but the Double-Sided Glue Tape is ideal for photos because it allows a brief window of time for repositioning before it’s permanently glued.

Step 5: Lastly, you can use the Double-Sided Glue Tape for finishing your page off with an Easter memories message. Cut out letters or even adhesive craft letters would work well here.

Did you make a super shabby chic Easter scrapbook page? Please share it on our Facebook page. We would love to see your creation!

Create a Valentine’s Day Jewelry Holder She Will Love

February 12, 2015 No comments »
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Wine cork jewelry holder

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Love is in the air, everywhere you look around. Gentlemen, you have probably been planning your Valentine’s Day for about a month now and you still may find yourself coming up short when it comes to finding her the perfect gift. Well, in any case you haven’t noticed the day of love is approaching quickly and you have a pile of things to do besides put that last decorative flower icing on her red velvet cupcake. Don’t worry about going out to the expensive jewelry store this year. Our Super Glue team has you covered! You can create this quick and easy DIY project that shows her how creative your heart really is for her.
Crafts Needed:

Creating the Masterpiece:

Take your wine corks and wipe them down and make sure they are completely dry to work with. Place all your materials on a flat and smooth surface; preferably make your workstation on an old placemat or craftsman table if you have one. Place all your corks in a row with their labels up, that way you can see what the finished product may look like.

One at a time take a screw hook and twist it into the bottom of the wine cork all the way in, just as you would as you try pulling out the wine cork with a wine opener. Twist the hook to the appropriate area that you like, so that way the label or decorative symbol of the wine cork is facing you. Continue to do this until all the wine corks have hooks in them. Lastly, insert a screw hook into the top of the first and last wine cork so that way you can attach your hanging lace or chain.

Now you are ready to glue them together. Using super glue, connect two corks together side by side and press them firmly until they are bonded. Start from the middle and work your way out to the left and right side until you have attached the last two end pieces. Here’s a crafter’s tip, apply the glue to the backside of each wine cork, so that way the glue does not show up in the front of the cork display.

Once you have connected all the pieces together, allow the glue to dry. As we said before you may want to use something old to lay the corks out to dry, but if you have nothing laying around a paper plate is a perfect resting place for your jewelry holder.

Pick up the artwork with both hands to ensure that every cork is bonded together. If you need to, apply more glue and allow it to dry. Once you are happy with the strength of the bonded corks, now you can add on your hanging lace or chain. If you used ribbon, cut about 10 to 12 inches of the material and tie it to the top hooks on both ends of the holder. Make sure the knots are tight and test it out on your doorknob to make sure that the corks and hooks stay in place.

Did you create a memorable piece that she will love forever? Show us how your Valentine’s Day jewelry holder turned out on our Facebook page.

Super Glue Magnetic Scrabble Board

February 4, 2015 No comments »
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Scrabble Board Magnets and Tiles

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Are you tired of using a notepad on the fridge door? With our magnetic scrabble board you can turn any message and Scrabble into a stylish home décor! This project is easy to put together with our original Super Glue.

What You Need:

  • Super Glue
  • Scrabble tiles
  • Picture frame – large or small
  • Disc Magnets
  • Metal sheet (based on the frame’s size)
  • Newspaper or old book & mod podge (Optional)

Step 1: Glue Magnets to Tiles

Start by gluing each disc magnet to the back of each tile. The good thing is that all you need is a small drop of our Super Glue to firmly apply the magnets onto the tiles. You don’t have to worry about holding the pieces together as it dries; the strong adhesive dries instantly!

Step 2: Personalize Your Board

Once your tiles are ready, it’s time to start working on the frame. Based on the size of your picture you may need to cut your metal sheet to fit properly. Once it is at the proper size, you can use a thin layer of glue and apply it to the sheet and press it to the frame firmly.

If you do not want the metal showing, you can choose to decorate it. Paint it any color you want or use an older dictionary, book, or even newspaper pages to stick to the letter theme. Apply a thin layer of mod podge to your sheet, layer the pages and apply another thin layer on top to protect the pages.

Step3: Leave Messages for Your Loved Ones

The final product is great for an ongoing game with someone or leaving messages and reminders. Plus it acts as creative art décor! With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, this scrabble board can be the perfect way to leave your loved one a sweet message every morning. You can also make it permanent by using Super Glue to glue your tiles directly onto the picture frame (without your metal sheet & magnets) spelling out a beautiful quote!

Show us your message magnet scrabble boards on our Facebook page.