Archive for December, 2013

Wargamers Recommend ZAP Over Other Super Glues for Miniatures!!

December 19th, 2013
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Check out this great product comparison video.  ZAP-A-Gap comes out the clear winner for use, by war gamers, with miniatures!!  [Two notes to the video:  Zap Zip-Kicker has not been banned in California, they just required an additional warning label on the product, AND Zap-A-Gap, in a smaller bottle, is now readily available at Michael’s and most other hobby stores!]

[Video Credit:  YouTube via Four Realms of Chaos]

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A Felt Tree + HandiTAK = Easy Holiday Fun for the Kids

December 18th, 2013
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Looking for a great Christmas decorating idea that the kids can get in on? We recently came across this blog from a mom that wanted to give her toddler a chance to decorate so he wouldn’t “fiddle” with the real tree. The result is a fun crafts project that children of any age are sure to enjoy.

These felt trees are available at retailers like Target for $10.00 and come with everything pictured above. The felt pieces come perforated, so your little ones can punch out the decorations themselves. The only thing that isn’t included is the adhesive to mount the tree and attach the decorations.

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That’s where our HandiTAK reusable adhesive comes in. Regular tape isn’t strong enough to hold up the tree, and double-sided foam adhesives can be difficult and messy to remove. But HandiTAK creates a secure bond that comes off cleanly when the holidays are over. And since HandiTAK is reusable, your kids can arrange and rearrange the decorations as much as they want, making this an activity they can enjoy over and over again.

How will you and your little ones be decorating this Christmas? Please feel free to share your holiday craft ideas in the comments section below. And remember, we’re always interested in hearing about all the ways you use Super Glue products.

Super Glue for Stained Glass Repair

December 12th, 2013
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During the holidays, houses of worship from all religious backgrounds will be full of people. Many of these visitors will be fortunate enough to take in the beauty of decorative stained glass. So when we came across this handy do-it-yourself fix for cracks in stained glass, we thought it couldn’t come at a more appropriate time. Although repairing broken stained glass usually takes a master hand, virtually anyone can patch a simple crack.

First, you will need ink that matches the color of the cracked glass. In a mixing bowl, pour a small amount of baking soda and a couple drops of ink. Mix it together until you have something that matches the color of the glass, adding more ink if necessary. Now apply the Super Glue. Squeeze a small amount along the crack on either side of the glass. Before the glue dries, spoon on your ink mixture and spread it along the crack. The ink and Super Glue should mix together.

Wipe off the excess mixture with a damp towel. Super Glue dries quickly, so you’ll have to move fast. You can use a razor blade to further smooth out the glue/ink mixture along the crack. Let it dry overnight and you’ll have a near-seamless piece of stained glass to adorn your home or place of worship this holiday season.

No Clamps, No Problem

December 12th, 2013
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We came across this novel use for Super Glue on www.doityourself.com. Although our Original Super Glue liquid isn’t designed to bond with porous surfaces, like some wood, it can save you a lot of hassle when mounting two pieces of wood together.

When you are mounting two pieces of wood, it can be difficult to keep the pieces in the right position as you join them using nails, screws, or other fasteners. Many people can become frustrated as the wood slips out of place. And if you’ve ever swung a hammer, you know that unstable structures tend to slip out of place from the force of every blow.

To ensure a strong bond and keep the wood flush, apply some Super Glue to the surfaces that are being joined. The glue dries fast and holds strong. This helps ensure a flush mount for all your wood projects.