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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How to Fix Weather Stripping with Super Glue’s Super Weather Strip Adhesive

July 8, 2015 No comments »
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Weatherstripping done right with Super Glue's best adhesives.

Weatherstrips that are used and worn can come loose – it happens. The good news is that you don’t necessarily have to replace them. That’s where Super Glue’s Super Weatherstrip Adhesive, from their Pro Seal line of products, comes in handy.

This product is ideal for securing worn or damaged weatherstrips. It’s also high strength, fast drying and can bond to several different surfaces.

Tips For Weatherstripping

For starters, if you’re looking to secure your weatherstrip to your door, you want to position it high enough so it doesn’t drag any rugs. It would be ideal if you mark the placement beforehand.

Secondly, you’re going to want to make sure the surface area of your weatherstrip and your door or window are dry and wax free.

Then apply the Super Weatherstrip Adhesive to both surfaces, and allow it to dry for 3 to 5 minutes. When you’re ready to secure it, apply a thin second coat to the weatherstripping and attach it to its proper position immediately.

The once pesky, detached weather strip will now be secured and should stay in place, even on the most frequently used doors or windows.

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Packing for Summer Adventures? Remember Your Super Glue

June 28, 2015 No comments »
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Fly Fisher April Vokey recently interviewed with the Wall Street Journal. She spoke of her favorite items to have with her while fly fishing. Among them was Super Glue!! We have always known it is a must have for any travel kit. Share how it helped you on our Facebook page. We’d love to hear your story!

For the full article click on the below link.
http://www.wsj.com/articles/fly-fisher-april-vokeys-favorite-gadgets-1435334024

Using Super Glue’s Model & Hobby Cement for Car Model Construction

June 18, 2015 No comments »
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Car model done right with Super Glue

For many people, model building is an art form, a challenge, a passion. Connecting all of the intricate plastic pieces takes not only dedication, but also a strong adhesive. Super Glue’s Model & Hobby Cement rises to this car model-building challenge and meets it with flying colors. Through several key characteristics, it proves itself an ideal product to use for this kind of project.

Model & Hobby Cement Features

Whether it’s a car or warship, a successful construction obviously requires an adhesive that will hold the pieces together. No one wants their model to end up in a slew of scattered parts. In comparison with other adhesives, Super Glue’s Model & Hobby Cement creates a superior bond when dealing with certain plastics and it is:

  • Quick setting
  • Dries hard
  • Works well on Polystyrene models/toys & ABS Plastic
  • Welds plastic together
  • Works on cardboard, wood, & ceramics

Tips for Use

Before beginning to build the model, make sure all the plastic pieces are both clean and dry and the project area is ventilated. For best results, use fine sandpaper to roughen surface. Next, once the parts are ready to be joined, pierce the sealed cover of the cement tube with the end of the cap. Make sure to keep the tube directed away from the face and to not squeeze the tube while piercing.

Apply a small amount of cement to one model part and then either press, or use a clamp, to connect to another piece while the adhesive sets. In this case, the way Super Glue’s Model & Hobby Cement creates such a strong bond as it grips the plastic, welds and fuses it together.

Due to its power, not a lot is needed for such small areas of application. Lastly, after drying quickly, full strength should be achieved by the 24-hour mark. And hopefully with all the plastic pieces firmly in place, it will be a model of perfection.

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Cracking the Case and Repairing it with Epoxy Glue

June 11, 2015 No comments »
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Repair cracked transmissions with specially made super glue products

Last week, I drove away from an old friend’s house with a smile on my face and in the best of spirits, until a very large pothole took a terrible toll on my transmission and my mood. The pinkish puddle of transmission fluid that later appeared only seemed to grow bigger by the rush of my tears. Well, not literally of course, but it’s safe to say I was not happy. The leak was the result of a crack in the transmission casing, which forced me to open my wallet and sigh in discouragement. However, after looking for an effective and affordable fix, I came across Pro Weld Quick Cold Welding Compound from Super Glue.

Here’s how I used this product to repair my transmission:

I ended up repairing the crack myself with these 4 simple steps, saving myself a lot of money in the end.

  1. First, I made sure the casing surface was clean, clearing off grease and oil.
  2. Then I mixed the 2 tube contents together, one is hardener and one is steel. I mixed them for about 1 minute, in equal parts.
  3. Next, I applied a sufficient amount of the mixture to the casing crack, and the epoxy set in close to 5 minutes.
  4. After a final cure time of about 24 hours, the crack was sealed and the leak was gone.

Case Solved by This Great Welding Compound

With the strong seal the Pro Weld Quick Cold Welding Compound created, I was now able to sigh in relief instead of despair. Additionally, it was nice to know that I didn’t have to worry about the effects of temperature or machining because this epoxy can withstand drilling and temperatures up to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. I was lucky to find help in this product because, after all, it really saved both me and my transmission from cracking.

Did you also use Pro Weld Quick Cold Welding Compound for a similar repair? Share how it helped you on our Facebook page. We’d love to hear your story!

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Silicone Adhesive: Getting the Gaps out of the Gutter

June 4, 2015 No comments »
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Rain gutter repairs with the help of Super Glue

If this year’s rain has put your gutter well, in the gutter, you may have noticed that frustrating new leak has sprouted up. While gutter cracks can be an annoyance, they can also cause water damage and be detrimental to a home’s foundation. Products like Clear RTV Silicone Adhesive & Sealant are effective tools for filling in the gutter gaps and putting an end to pesky, problematic dribble.

What’s the Deal with the Seal?

For this type of outdoor repair, Pro Seal’s Clear RTV Silicone Adhesive & Sealant is an ideal solution due to the fact that it:

  • Is flexible
  • Creates a waterproof seal
  • Withstands extreme temperatures
  • Works well on metal, vinyl, rubber and more

Steps to Fixing the Leak

Once the troublesome leak has been located, the first step to sealing the gutter crack is cleaning and clearing out debris. In actuality, this is probably the hardest part of the repair, not to mention the dirtiest. Note to self: wear shabby clothes or old work uniforms.

Once the cracked area is clean, clear and dry, apply a liberal amount of the silicone sealant. Next, smear in the adhesive with a paint stick or similar tool (avoid direct contact with sealant to prevent irritation).

Finally, allow the sealant time to bond and cure. Full strength is achieved in 24 hours … and that annoying leak has “dripped” its last drop.

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How I Fixed My Cracked Circuit Board with Epoxy

May 26, 2015 No comments »
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circuit boards could use some repairs every now and then.

 

Sometimes we can crack due to pressure. This time, my PC motherboard cracked due to heat. I discovered that there weren’t enough fans in my computer to cool the circuit board properly and it split from the excessive thermal stress. Partly because I like fixing electronics for fun, and partly because I’m not rolling around in money to buy a new one, I decided to get a little crafty and repair the broken board using Super Glue’s Quick Setting Epoxy.

Epoxy Features

  • Industrial strength
  • 2-part epoxy adhesive
  • Works well on plastics, metal, ceramics & more
  • Quick-setting

The Motherboard of All Repairs

To begin my repair, I made sure my workspace was clean and dry. Next, I took the blister the epoxy came in and with one push, the resin and the hardener came out equally. I mixed the resin and the hardener and applied the epoxy to my cracked circuit, smearing the adhesive gently into the crack. I took special care not to damage the circuit board traces.

Keeping the motherboard tight, I was impressed by how quickly the epoxy set, taking only about 4-6 minutes. I made a few other technical adjustments, and also added additional fans to cool my computer sufficiently this time. But before I knew it, my circuit board was back, without the crack, and working its communication magic once more.

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Using Plastic Fusion to Fix Headphones

May 19, 2015 No comments »
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broken headphones can still be salvaged

Constantly traveling for work, and occasionally for pleasure, I always make sure I bring certain things along for my trip. Toothbrush, check. Clean clothes, check. Favorite pair of headphones that I couldn’t resist buying because the comfort and the sound clarity was just too amazing, check. But recently, upon returning home from Japan, I unpacked everything and noticed the band of my beloved headphones had somehow cracked. I decided to use Single-Use Plastic Fusion and attempted to repair my beat-up phones so that I could go back to listening to the best beats.

Plastic Fusion Features:

  • Easy to mix
  • Strong industrial strength
  • Quick-setting time
  • Works best on plastics, concrete, metals & more
  • Single use amount great for small projects

Mixing It Up & Fixing It Up

I had to be honest, the headphone damage could have been worse. Wires were exposed, but thankfully not broken in any way. It was a small, clean break of the plastic and the single-use amount would provide enough adhesive for this repair.

First of all, I made sure the cracked band was both clean and dry. Next, I took a small container and dispersed the contents of the two tubes, using equal parts. I then mixed the resin and the hardener together and applied the epoxy to the edges of the plastic headphone band. Lastly, I utilized one of my heavy duty art clips from my college days, to clamp the band together while the epoxy set.

Roughly 5 to 10 minutes later, the plastic fusion set. Now it’s back together in one piece, I was once again able to enjoy my favorite high-end headphones in peace. Check.

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