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.

Drop By and Share Your Repair

Have you also used Clear RTV Silicone Adhesive & Sealant for a similar successful fix? Share your story on Super Glue’s Facebook page and tell others all about your sticky solution!

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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Ceramic Repair with Super Glue Gel

May 12, 2015 No comments »
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Broken pieces of a ceramic vase

Sure, I love a mystery, especially when I’m curled up by a fire with a good book or watching a thrilling movie late at night. I did not feel the same enthusiasm, however, when trying to solve the case of who broke my favorite vase. Our home had several suspects, both human and animal, but the interrogation had to wait while I figured out how to repair the ceramic vase. Weighing the benefits of epoxy and Super Glue, I decided on using Super Glue Gel.

Steps for Repair

  • First I gathered up all the vase pieces. (Thankfully, there weren’t that many pieces and it was fairly easy to figure out how they went together.)
  • Starting from the base of the vase, I began to glue the fragments together.
  • One by one, I bonded each piece together.

 

Closing the Book on the Broken Vase Case

In minutes my vase was complete. Anytime something like a vase breaks, it can be very difficult to get that item looking new and unbroken again.

However, I was quite happy with my end results and by how simple it was to complete the project using Super Glue Gel for ceramic repair. So, now I went back to pondering the possible culprit and sighed. The case of how to fix the broken vase had been solved, but perhaps it was best to have the mystery of who did it remain a mystery, after all.

Did you also use Super Glue’s Gel for a similar repair? Share your fix-it case or story on our Facebook page. We’d love to hear how it helped you restore a loved item!

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DIY Frame Shelves Using Super Glue’s Bondini Xtreme-3

May 5, 2015 No comments »
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DIY frame shelves for your room

With a new little one on the way, I was feeling excited and wanted to do some crafty activities. Longing to finish the nursery off with some shabby, chic touches, I decided to do a bit of DIY and create frame shelves. These shelves would be the perfect showcase for fragile mementos, books, vintage toys, and beautiful baby keepsakes. Of course, I wanted to make sure I used a strong adhesive for the best and safest results. So, gathering up my materials, I grabbed some Bondini Xtreme-3 and set to work.

Product Features

  • Maximum strength
  • Sets instantly
  • Bonds most porous and non-porous materials
  • Works on oily and greasy surfaces
  • Precise application with nozzle control

Delving into the Shelving

After assembling the box shelf bases out of 1×4-inch pine boards, I was ready to attach the frames. By purchasing a few of these picture frames at a garage sale and the rest at a department store, I had actually spent very little money so far. Score! Anyways, I then removed the glass or frame backing and applied the Bondini Xtreme-3 to the edge of the frame.

Disbursing about 1 drop of glue each inch, I then pressed the frame to the shelf box for about 15 seconds while it bonded. Next, I painted the completed shelves with white satin finish spray paint, of course any desired paint color would do. The next day, the bond this miracle adhesive created was at full strength. And the frame shelves were hung proudly by this mama-to-be.

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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