Archive for March, 2014

Super Glue Makes a Great Varnish

March 28th, 2014
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In addition to joining virtually any material together, Super Glue makes a world-class wood varnish. In fact, in many ways it exceeds the properties of regular wood varnishes. To use Super Glue as a wood varnish, just apply a liberal amount to the surface of the wood and spread it evenly using a flat piece of plastic. We have heard that one of those promotional credit cards that you often get in the mail works great for this purpose. Once the glue is evenly applied, it’s just a matter of waiting for it to set.

The advantages of using Super Glue over traditional wood varnish are significant. First, Super Glue doesn’t lead to grain raise, a swelling of the wood that occurs with varnish. If you’ve ever applied varnish to wood, you know the amount of time spent sanding and reapplying varnish over and over again, since the varnish causes the wood to swell and makes the surface uneven. But with Super Glue, the set is so fast that this swelling never occurs. One coat and a light sanding is usually all you need.

Another advantage is the rock hard nature of Super Glue. Using it instead of varnish actually allows you to turn soft woods, like redwood, into hard, shiny surfaces. After applying a coat, your wood will look and feel like a polished hardwood.

Because of the volume of glue needed, this isn’t the best way to handle large projects like a wooden deck. But for small projects, Super Glue beats regular wood varnish hands down.

[Source: www.popularmechanics.com]

 

Super Glue Eyeglass Repair Tips from the MythBusters

March 17th, 2014
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Have you ever had to fix a pair of sunglasses on the fly? We recently came across an interview with Adam and Jamie from MythBusters, where the dynamic duo of do-it-yourself shared some of their tips for using Super Glue. Jamie offered this anecdote about repairing Adam’s eyeglasses while on a shoot:

Once, when we were on a MythBusters shoot, Adam broke his black horn-rims at the bridge. Even a CA [cyanoacrylate/Super Glue] is not real strong on small surfaces, so I made a sort of fiberglass. I took a piece of cotton cloth, wrapped it around the joint, and let the glue soak in and kick. I colored the cloth with a black Sharpie, and Adam was back at work in 5 minutes. – [PopularMechanics.com]

Combining Super Glue with cotton to create a makeshift fiberglass patch is a genius way to increase the surface area, and therefore the strength, of the adhesive. However, be careful not to get Super Glue on the lens. The glue cannot be removed from the lens without ruining them. The bridge of your glasses may be too small for a permanent bond to be created, but Jamie’s quick fix solves the problem perfectly, Have you ever tried this unique solution to a common repair problem?

Plastic-Fuse Bonds the Toughest Thermoplastic Polymers

March 11th, 2014
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If you have ever tried repairing certain kinds of plastics, you may have noticed that most common types of glue have difficulty getting the job done. Most of the time, these plastics are part of a group of materials known as thermoplastic polymers, the most common of which are polyethylene and polypropylene. These plastics can be found in many common household products, including furniture (such as the chair pictured above), toys, sports equipment, containers, and radio-control airplanes.

When products like these break, just reach for Plastic-Fuse to put the pieces back together. While standard Super Glue and other adhesives are ill-suited for bonding polyethylene and polypropylene plastics, Plastic-Fuse is specifically designed for this purpose. It is actually recommended for use on polyethylene and polypropylene products, allowing you to save your casual furniture and prized toys with ease.

Anyone who has used Plastic-Fuse can attest to its strong hold and ease of use. If you have used it to repair any of your treasured belongings, we’d love to hear from you. Tell us how you use Plastic-Fuse or any of our other products today!

Bondini Everything Gel Repairs Arrows with Ease

March 5th, 2014
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Bondini Everything Gel, the versatile glue that bonds irregular and dirty surfaces, has a variety of uses in sports. We recently came across this article on repairing arrow fletching, one of the most common and repairable damages that can occur while practicing archery. Fortunately, Bondini makes fletching repair a cinch.

Provided there is no additional damage to the arrow shaft, attaching new fletching can be performed in just a few steps. First, you’ll want to remove any excess glue from the shaft where the fletching came off. You can view an example here, where the old glue is scraped off with a knife. Next, place the arrow in a fletching jig, a handy device that provides perfect alignment. Place the fletching in one of the arms of the jig and apply the Bondini along the edge of the fletching. Close the jig around the shaft to allow the gel to set, and you’ll have a perfectly repaired arrow in no time.

Numerous archers across message boards swear by Bondini for their fletching repair because it goes on easily and bonds securely to the rounded surface of the arrow shaft. There’s a whole world of unique sports repairs made possible by the state-of-the-art adhesives we produce here at Super Glue Corporation, and we want to share them all. If you have any unique uses for Bondini, we want to hear from you. Share your stories with us any time.