How to Remove Super Glue from Your False Eyelashes

September 30, 2014 No comments »
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Super Glue is one of the strongest bonding products you have the ability of using whenever something is no longer to stay in its place. With Halloween approaching, that means our Fix-All Adhesive may be the perfect solution to keep your costumes safely together to ensure that you do not have the wardrobe malfunction of the year that even Miley Cyrus won’t try to top.

Ladies, we know that when it comes to eyelashes you love adding that little extra piece as the finishing touch to your wardrobe. However, some women do make the mistake of mixing up their super glue products with eyelash glue. While super glue is a great all-purpose sealant that is great for wood, fabrics, plastics, glass and rubber, never under any circumstance should anyone turn to Super Glue as a cosmetic tool. Although it is cheap and very effective, it can be an injury that can send you to the emergency room. No need to fear, here are a few easy steps everyone can remember if they find themselves in an unfortunate bond with super glue.

There are quite a bit of people who believe that nail polish remover is the only valid solution to remove unwanted Super Glue but contact with acetone can enter the body and be extremely painful if it splashes into your eyes. As most may not know, acetone is the main ingredient used in most nail polish removers which is a highly flammable liquid that can also burn, discolor and damage skin on contact. In fact, we suggest you attempt these four solutions to remove Super Glue from your eyelashes:

  • Dab hot water with a cloth until removed
  • Gently massage light/sensitive Baby Oil with a finger or cotton pad
  • Purchase eyelash glue remover and dab on with cotton balls
  • Visit a salon technician for professional eyelash removal

No matter how unorthodox your use of Super Glue may be this fall, we want to remind you to enjoy yourself and do not use Super Glue if it is advised against certain situations. Utilize our safe and quick methods of eyelash removal if you end up accidentally using Super Glue around your eyelids and tell us how these removal steps benefit you in our comments section.

Super Glue as Your Friendly Furniture Stabilizer

September 25, 2014 No comments »
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Super glue is a product nearly all households are familiar with. In fact, there is even a Wikipedia page all about Super Glue! When working on projects with wood, you may run into an issue that goes beyond the old nuts and bolts of the past.  While many common wood products are made of dense wood with sufficient oils that make the use of wood glue possible, others need a specialized glue like Leather and Wood Super Glue (made by Super Glue Corporation).

Using cyanoacrylate (CA) glue, otherwise known as “super glue,” is a staple of every wood craftsman. Not only does it form quick-drying bonds to different materials, such as metal to plastic, but it also works well on most types of wood safely without creating more damage. Any loose parts on your project present a risk to the overall structure of your wood chair, table, or other wood objects. That is why it is important to address small cracks and punctures that appear to “give out” or dismantle right away before more damage is done.

Stabilizing Rotten Wood

The first thing to remember is that various woods react differently to stabilization. Softwood absorbs large amounts of chemicals and is too sensitive to respond to treatment. An old carpenters’ trick is to fill nail holes or rotting woodwork with sawdust and super glue. To patch wood with this method, you need sawdust that matches the specific wood you are patching. Add some Super Glue to the hole and then sprinkle over the top with the sawdust.  Repeat until the space is filled.

Repairing Furniture Joints

For minor damage and destruction of wood tables, chair joints and other wood surfaces you can quickly restore the strength of your furniture. Inspect the furniture closely for screws, bolts or nails that may have fallen out or dislodged and deformed. Remove these items if they no longer serve as a supportive source. Once these items and old glue have been removed, place the furniture on a flat surface (to help prevent the glue from leaking out) and add a light coat of glue into each joint or crack. Unlike wood glue which requires clamping and a long wait period (sometimes days!), Super Glue dries nearly instantly needing only some masking tape and a little time.

We Want to Hear From You!

Use Super Glue’s Leather and Wood Super Glue adhesive to repair some of your worn out pieces of leather and wood furniture and tell us how Super Glue worked for you in our comments section!

Super Glues Improve Fuel Efficiency In New Cars

September 18, 2014 No comments »
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According to a Wall Street Journal article, September 8, 2014, Super Glues are being used to help make cars lighter in order to ultimately improve fuel economy.

Heavier metal fasteners like rivets, nuts and bolts are being replaced by super glues which can hold things together just as well, or better, while improving fuel efficiency.

“The global market for structural adhesives used in cars, airplanes and other vehicles should hit $2 billion this year, up from $1.5 billion a decade ago,” according to IHS senior consultant Erik Linak quoted in the article.

The WSJ article states that “carbon fibers and other composite materials lend themselves more to glues than screws” and lighter weight aluminum and composite fibers are what automobile manufacturers are using instead of heavier substrates like steel wherever possible in new cars.  “About 27 pounds of adhesives go into the typical car today, up from 18 pounds a decade ago,” said Daniel Murad, chief executive of ChemQuest Group Inc., a Cinncinati consulting firm.

Deciding which metal fasteners can be replaced by glues is a challenge for engineers.  Safety is still their top priority and federal standards must continue to be met.  Adhesive manufacturers, working with engineers, are always seeking new formulas which can withstand higher temperatures, be removed and/or replaced easier, and bond to a wider range of substrates.

Using adhesives (super glues, epoxies, etc.) to replace fasteners is definitely on the rise, in the automobile and airline industries as well as many other industries,  and this is excellent news for manufacturers and consumers!

Can Super Glue Tow a Truck?

September 3, 2014 No comments »
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In the above Web exclusive video from MythBusters, the crew attempts to rig up a Super Glue tow truck. While the idea should work in theory – our logo after all illustrates Super Glue suspending a car – the application in this particular instance is not as straightforward. The movement experienced when towing a vehicle is very different than that of a vehicle being suspended in the air.

Super Glue bonds are strong, but forces like torque can disrupt them when applied in different directions. In other words, every bump in the road can threaten the integrity of the glue. The group in the video might have had better luck with something slightly more flexible, like our Rubber Toughened Super Glue. Of course, this was all just for fun. Towing a vehicle bumper-to-bumper is a poor idea in any circumstance, and this application goes well beyond the many uses for Super Glue.

 

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.