Archive for October, 2011

Holiday Shopping: Don’t Forget the Baking Soda and Super Glue!

October 29th, 2011
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[Photo Credits:  Arm & Hammer Baking Soda and The Original Super Glue]

Early on this holiday season, do yourself a favor and pick up these two classic items at the store – Baking Soda and Super Glue.  Why?  Just do it.  Trust us. 

It’s an odd combination, we know.   But here’s why …. Each product has an amazing array of uses on its own.  Baking Soda is not only great for use as an ingredient in baking and cooking, but can be used for cleaning (clothes, carpets, toys), exfoliating (face, feet), freshening (refrigerators, odors) and has many other household uses as well.  Likewise, Super Glue is not only great for use in fixing broken things, but can be used for cosmetics (fingernail application, blisters, papercuts), sports (fly fishing, surfing), hobbies and crafts (RC planes, jewelry making, action figures, woodworking, holiday wreath/decoration making, etc.) along with many other household uses as well.  But what if you put these two symbols of strength, purity, and value together?

Artists and craftsmen have found that combining super glue and baking soda makes for amazing chemistry.  We’ve blogged before about guitarists who use baking soda and super glue to mold amazingly durable guitar pics to fingernails.  Craftsmen have also found the combination of super glue and baking soda makes for a great gap filler and building material.  Applying just a drop of super glue to a gap and then adding on some baking soda will fill in the crack and once dry can be sanded to look just like new.  Here are a couple of examples:

[Photo Credit:  Angelfire blog Jin Saotome]

Go to the Angelfire blog to see how he used super glue and baking soda to fill in gaps in this action figure. 

[Photo Credit:  Don’tEatThePaint blog]

Go to the Don’tEatThePaint blog to see how combining super glue and baking soda works for building up and creating a whole new ear on this horse.

There are many other examples of how super glue and baking soda make for a winning combination.  We think you’ll be very happy to have both on hand throughout the holiday season for their individual purposes as well as for the amazing things that can be done when they’re mixed together!!  We can’t think of two better, cheaper products that have such a multitude of uses and also have the potential for helping make your holiday season happy and productive!

Send us your story on how you use super glue and baking soda together as a team and you may win free super glue samples!

 

 

E-Z Fuse Tape A Must-Have For Round The World Sailing Adventures

October 24th, 2011
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EZ-fuse-for-boating-225x300[Photo Credit:  Chad & Brother]

Last month we posted a blog about our newest product, E-Z Fuse Tape, and how super useful it is!  Well, guess what?  This month we received another great testimonial!!

Chad and his brother are on a sailing trip around the world and one of our sales representatives happened to give him some E-Z Fuse Tape to take along on their trip.  It wasn’t long before Chad sent in this photo along with this terrific thank you note:

Hey Guys,  Check this out.  The exhaust no longer heats up the engine room!  Did NASA create EZ fuse tape because that is some incredible stuff.  Anyway, thanks again.  We are off to a small island in the pacific tomorrow morning with a purring engine.  Thanks for making my life easy.”

Wow, Chad!  Thanks for taking the time to send in this terrific picture and testimonial for our product.  Good luck on your sailing adventure around the world!!

Giant Scale RC Aircraft Shows & RC Warbird Event Sponsored by ZAP

October 24th, 2011
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[Photo Credits:  Sam Wright – Pictured: Herschel Worthy]

Check out these AMAZING Monster Planes!  These giant scale RC Aircraft were recently showcased at the Monster Plane USA event in Lakeland, Florida.  This unique event is not a competition, but an opportunity to show off and FLY these incredible model airplanes weighing up to 125 pounds!  ZAP(R) is a proud sponsor of the Monster Planes events and we received the following specifics on these planes from representatives attending the event:

“The Bucker Jungmiester is 50%or 1/2 of the full size with a 143 inch wingspan.  The yellow bi-plane is all wood built up with ZAP(R), and the P-47 has a composite fuselage with a wood sheeted wing and tail.  This type of event is great for new builders …” 

ZAP(R) adhesives were originated for the model rocket, miniature railroad, and radio-controlled (RC) airplane hobby worlds.  Specific formulas of ZAP(R) were developed for use on plastic, fiberglass, balsa wood, and metal.  ZAP(R) is durable and versatile and is recognized as having extreme resistance to breakage and failure.  When you see the amount of hard work that goes into these hobbies you can appreciate how important it is to trust the products used in constructing the projects.   Strong bonds have formed between the manufacturers of ZAP adhesives and the hobbyists who use the products.  Events like these provide wonderful opportunities to meet, greet, and brainstorm ideas on how products can continuously be improved to keep up with developments in the each specific hobby.

Frank Tiano is the mastermind behind some of the great showcase events for RC aircraft model planes and ZAP(R) glues have been associated with Frank all along the way!   Starting with Top Gun (an elite competition for RC scale planes and jets), Monster Planes (an event featuring Giant Scale RC aircraft weighing up to 125 pounds) and the upcoming Twelve O’Clock High event (a new, exciting RC Warbird Event featuring all sizes of aircraft flown from 1914-1954).  These weekend long events are great fun for RC Aircraft builders and provide an opportunity for families, and interested spectators, to get an up close and personal look at all of the research, hard work, and detail that go into the RC Aircraft building hobby.

If you are ever in the Lakeland, Florida area you will definitely want to catch one of these fascinating airshows!  Who knows? … You may find yourself caught up in a whole new hobby!

 

 

 

Prankster Problems and Super Glue

October 9th, 2011
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Every year, especially the day after Halloween, questions come in about how to remove super glue from toilet seats, floors (flip flops, coins, etc.) and even car door locks.  It doesn’t take a detective’s mind to know that these problems did not occur after super glue had been used in a productive, constructive way.  No, these poor souls are asking these questions because they were pranked.  Pranksters find super glue great fun to use.  Unfortunately, sometimes along with just being a pain to remove, these antics can cause destructive, irreparable damage.

Recently, Ask Andy, a household advice columnist, directed a reader’s question to Super Glue Corporation’s consumer hotline.  Here’s the reader’s question: 

 Dear Andy, some vandal has Superglue’d the door lock on my new car. Getting into the car is no problem as I use the remote to open the door. The problem comes in the fact that excess glue was allowed to run down the door. I know there are products that dissolve Superglue, but is there anything that does the job without harming the paintwork?

Terry

Excellent question and one our regulatory affairs manager, Mary Robles, is quite familiar with answering!  Check out Mary’s thorough answer to Ask Andy’s question by following this link.

All super glue packages and products are labelled with caution statements and contact information.  If you have questions about removing super glue, or safety related to using super glue, check out our website or contact us directly.  Super Glue is a powerful product.  Unfortunately, sometimes when this power gets in the wrong hands it is abused.  🙁 

Pranksters should be forewarned though that super glue can cause real damage and is not always an easy fix for victims and their property.  Law enforcement has and will deal with the damage caused by pranksters in a very serious way.