Archive for July, 2009

Twitter Sticky Question & Answer

July 29th, 2009
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Many fellow tweeps, on Twitter, are posing this question on-line:  Why doesn’t Super Glue stick to the inside of the tube?  According to our on-site lab senior scientist the answer:  Chemistry.  Super Glue Corporation searches the world over to find metal tubes that are chemically compatible with our cyanoacrylates (also known as CAs or super glues).   As long as no air, moisture, or other contaminants are present, and the metal in the metal tube is compatible with the super glue, then the super glue remains liquid throughout its shelf life. 

Additionally, Super Glue Corporation uses custom resins for all super glue caps, tips, and bottles to ensure that caps won’t stick to the the super glues.  If they ever do stick (once in awhile this might happen after a first use, when excessive amounts of a thicker viscosity gel super glue overflows into the cap)  using a disposable towel moistened with acetone, to remove excess super glue, will quickly resolve that sticky issue, and the cap will twist on and off  like new.

Fly Line Fishing Tip Using Super Glue

July 23rd, 2009
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How about this clever use of super glue for fishing?

“I really don’t like nail knots, they jam and with a fish on that means that your 7X tippet is going to snap like cotton. Braided loops have a bad reputation but they are in general better than nail knots for this type of fishing. My personal favourite and the method of choice for my light stream gear is to super glue the butt section of the leader into tip of the fly line. It is easily strong enough when you are fishing light, it is super smooth and will eliminate all manner of hassles with your casting and presentations.

There are some tricks to doing it easily and you can get hold of those by just sending me a note on this link Superglue Leader Link ( leader link and leader formula)”

(READ MORE: Fishing Cape Streams Blog )

Silence High Heels with Super Glue

July 22nd, 2009
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Mary, a creative and satisfied customer, recently sent in this clever idea:  “I sound like a horse walking in heels, but my dance shoes are quiet.  My dance shoes have suede on the heels so I bought a piece of suede … and future glue … and glued little pieces of suede to the bottom of my heels.  All of the suede is still on all of those little heels and they barely make any noise.” …What a great idea…. now any ideas on how to silence the pain from wearing those high heels? 😉

Fly Tying Tip using Future Glue

July 22nd, 2009
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Creg, a satisfied customer recently sent in this super glue story … “For over 40 years I have enjoyed trout fishing and tying artificial insect patterns to entice the trout to strike.  Over the years I have used numerous types of head cements that were commercially manufactured and available specifically for fly tying at sporting goods stores … A little over a year ago I found that I had inadvertently left the top off of my head cement container and the head cement had hardened beyond use.  Now I had a dilemma, I needed to tie some flies for an upcoming fishing trip but didn’t have any head cement and the closest availability for some new head cement was 37 miles away … My next step was Wal-Mart. …. That was when I saw the package of “Future Glue” brush on… I purchased my first bottle, rushed home, tied several flies and found that “Future Glue” far surpassed any other type of head cement I had ever used. … I have passed this secret on to numerous other fly tyers and friends who now have switched to Future Glue Brush-On as well.”

Super Glue Sticky Shoe Stories …

July 22nd, 2009
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Awhile ago someone sent us this silly youtube shoe video which we thought was pretty funny; but more of a stunt than anything that could REALLY happen – Recently, however, we heard from one of our customers about a similar REAL LIFE situation involving sticky shoes!  Debra wrote in to tell us that her brother’s shoe soles had come loose-so their mom gave him some super glue to glue the soles back on, and then they put the shoes on the back concrete porch to dry.  “That evening, he went to get his shoes off the porch and almost fell on his face because when he went to pick the shoes up, one of them was firmly glued to the porch! … finally, Bobby got one of those razor scapers and scraped the shoe off, leaving a thin piece of sole still on the concrete.  You know, when they moved out of that house ten years ago, that piece of sole was still on the porch!” …. Lesson 1:  Funny stuff just happens!  Lesson 2:  Super Glue really sticks!  Lesson 3: New meaning to being a sole survivor 🙂

Preserving invertebrates – Arachnoboards

July 21st, 2009
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For the bug-lovers among us, apparently super glue is handy for mounting the delicate leftovers of dead invertebrates. Say what you will about living creepy crawlies, it’s true that presentation of their remains is an art unto itself.

Read more: Preserving invertebrates – Arachnoboards.

DIY: Turn Your Old CDs Into an iPhone/iPod Dock | DigiDose: Love Technology

July 21st, 2009
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iPhone dock made out of old CD

We just love the illusion created here. It’s almost like the iPhone is suspended by some magic force. In reality, it’s a simple hack. Stack those CD’s tightly with super glue, then thread them with the original power cord. Now we finally have something productive to do with those old CD’s!

Read more: DIY: Turn Your Old CDs Into an iPhone/iPod Dock

Miniature Sleigh

July 21st, 2009
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Miniature Sleigh

And eight teeny-tiny reindeer? This post shows off some expert woodworking and a common use of super glue wood glues.

Read more: Miniature Champion Valley sleigh – by Bryon McGowan

Amenity Baskets for Women’s Restrooms

July 21st, 2009
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Amenity Basket for a Wedding

Amenity Basket for a Wedding

Both for the high class hotel and for that special occasion, super glue is an indispensable amenity for women’s rest rooms. Other featured goodies in the amenity baskets include floss, blotching paper, hair pins and a lint roller. Great idea to treat your guests like they’re special.

Read more: For hospitality and events

Read more: For weddings baskets

Do-it-Yourself Magnetic Movement Trays | The Screaming Alpha

July 21st, 2009
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Look, ma! No hands!

Look, ma! No hands!

Straight from the DIY files for Figuring Fanatics, this post  outlines how to create that perfect presentation of your little ones. Note: super glue is used to create the stands, not to get all the figures to stay put. Bonus: nifty use of magnetic paint!

Read more: Do-it-Yourself Magnetic Movement Tray