Archive for January, 2014

Fun and Easy Mailbox for Valentines

January 29th, 2014
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Over the years, Valentine’s Day has become more and more about consumption and less about crafting. In years past, kids and adults alike would hand make and exchange Valentines with loved ones. These days, however, most people simply buy Valentines featuring the latest cartoon characters. So if you’re looking for a great holiday-related craft to do with your kids this year, why not help them create their own Valentines mailboxes?

To start, you’ll need to get a mailbox. You can purchase a plastic mailbox at your local craft shop, or use a shoebox, both of which are pictured above. You’ll also need a few common craft supplies:Super Glue Tape

You can also use pipe cleaners, colored foam, crayons and your other favorite craft materials to add embellishments to your child’s mailbox. If you’re using a shoebox, you’ll need to cut a slot in the lid to make your mailbox. After that, use the Front Porch Treasures Glue Tape Dispenser to attach Sweethearts, construction paper hearts, and any other decorations your child wants. As an added bonus, you can both snack on the leftover candy while you work.

This fun activity can put the crafting back in Valentine’s Day and let your child work out his or her creative side. If you’re feeling really adventurous, you can even make your own Valentines while you’re at it. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Preserving Wedding Memories with Bondini Xtreme-3

January 22nd, 2014
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[Photo credit: M. Guerra]

We recently heard from a customer who was having a bit of a marital problem. Fortunately for him, it was just the kind of problem that our Bondini Xtreme-3 was made for. With its maximum strength hold and precision nozzle, it’s the perfect glue for this customer’s particular need: repairing a broken wedding topper.

From the customer, M. Guerra:

We recently moved into a new house and, during the shuffle, the tiny bouquet on our wedding topper broke off. Needless to say, my wife was very upset. Luckily, I was able to find the little porcelain bouquet at the bottom of a moving box. I picked up some Bondini and, within minutes, was able to reattach the bouquet, no problem. Now, it looks like we’ll have this little reminder of our wedding day for years to come… as long as we don’t move again.

We’re so glad that Bondini Xtreme-3 could help him preserve this precious memory. How about the rest of you? We’d love to hear more stories about the ways you use our Bondini line of adhesives.

Happy Chinese New Year: The Year of the Horse!

January 20th, 2014
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Friday, January 31,2014 is Chinese New Year.  This is The Year of the Horse.  Celebrations include:  reunion dinners; cleaning the house in order to make way for good fortune; lighting firecrackers; making, eating, and gifting fortune cookies; and giving away and receiving red envelopes filled with money.  It is a festive holiday celebrated around the world.

We thought we would share this video with you in honor of The Year of the Horse and making things new!  It’s a great DIY video with some helpful tips for you.  It shows a plastic horse being repaired using baking soda and super glue!  Baking soda and super glue together create a great substrate that bonds easily to plastic and can be molded and sanded once dry.  Check this out:

[Video Credit:  WickedMule89 via YouTube]

Here’s some more information about the upcoming Year of The Horse:

[Video Credit:  Arirang News via YouTube]

Wishing everyone a very Happy Chinese New Year and much good fortune to you and yours!

Quick and Easy Rear View Mirror Repair

January 10th, 2014
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Have you ever had the rear view mirror in your car suddenly become separated from your windshield? If this has ever happened to you, then you know the lost feeling that often accompanies this kind of mishap. After all, rear view mirrors have no discernible means of attachment to your windshield. There are no bolts, screws, or fasteners of any kind, just a smooth windshield and the plastic rear view mirror. That’s where our Pro Seal Rear View Mirror Adhesive (also available under The Original Super Glue Corporation brand) comes in handy.

Once your rear view mirror comes off, you will notice that there are actually two parts: the larger piece that houses the mirror and a small metal bracket that it affixes to. In many cases, the bracket slides right out. Once you have removed the bracket, you are ready to reattach your rear view mirror.

Repair is simple and easy. First, you will need to clean the inside of your windshield and the bracket of old adhesive. To reattach the bracket, simply apply our Pro Seal Rear View Mirror Adhesive to the bracket as instructed on the packaging. Apply the bracket to the windshield in its previous position, making sure you will have enough space to slide the mirror back on. Once the glue dries, you should be able to slide your rear view mirror back on and be ready to go.

Pro Seal Mirror Adhesive creates a permanent bond that can withstand extreme temperatures, both hot and cold. Have any of you used Pro Seal to repair your vehicles? If so, we’d love to hear from you!

A Use for Super Glue Millions of Years in the Making

January 6th, 2014
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Super Glue Keeps Fossilized Whale Intact

In a recent story published online by The College of William and Mary, they reported that the remains of a seven-million-year-old whale were unearthed along the York River in Virginia. The find was considered tremendous, both for the size of the specimen and the relative rarity of whales from this era in this region. But our interest mainly lies in the way they kept this large, fragile fossil intact throughout the excavation: Super Glue.

It might be surprising, but fossils are not always as rigid as many of us think. Although the bones of animals are often preserved through the process of fossilization, becoming permineralized (“petrified”), it turns out that fossils can also be deceptively brittle. In fact, excavators working on the dig described parts of the skeleton as “buttery,” so soft that you could put your finger through them. In order to keep these pieces from falling apart, they used a special diluted form of Super Glue.

When we think of all the possible uses for Super Glue – from home repairs to crafts to medicine – we are continually surprised by the resourcefulness we often find.  It is truly wonderful to hear that more than 70 years after the development of cyanoacrylate, it is being put to use in homes, hospitals, and at dig sites. We’re sure the bond will be strong enough to keep this specimen preserved for future generations to see and study.

[Photo Credit: www.wm.edu]

 

How-To Super Glue A Cut

January 2nd, 2014
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Using super glue to “stitch” external paper cuts, blisters, calluses and even knife blade wounds is something our readers and customers tell us about all the time.  Here’s a great “How-To Video” from a Super Glue Fan!

[Video Credit:  The Late Boy Scout on You Tube]