Archive for May, 2015

How I Fixed My Cracked Circuit Board with Epoxy

May 26th, 2015
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circuit boards could use some repairs every now and then.

 

Sometimes we can crack due to pressure. This time, my PC motherboard cracked due to heat. I discovered that there weren’t enough fans in my computer to cool the circuit board properly and it split from the excessive thermal stress. Partly because I like fixing electronics for fun, and partly because I’m not rolling around in money to buy a new one, I decided to get a little crafty and repair the broken board using Super Glue’s Quick Setting Epoxy.

Epoxy Features

  • Industrial strength
  • 2-part epoxy adhesive
  • Works well on plastics, metal, ceramics & more
  • Quick-setting

The Motherboard of All Repairs

To begin my repair, I made sure my workspace was clean and dry. Next, I took the blister the epoxy came in and with one push, the resin and the hardener came out equally. I mixed the resin and the hardener and applied the epoxy to my cracked circuit, smearing the adhesive gently into the crack. I took special care not to damage the circuit board traces.

Keeping the motherboard tight, I was impressed by how quickly the epoxy set, taking only about 4-6 minutes. I made a few other technical adjustments, and also added additional fans to cool my computer sufficiently this time. But before I knew it, my circuit board was back, without the crack, and working its communication magic once more.

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Using Plastic Fusion to Fix Headphones

May 19th, 2015
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broken headphones can still be salvaged

Constantly traveling for work, and occasionally for pleasure, I always make sure I bring certain things along for my trip. Toothbrush, check. Clean clothes, check. Favorite pair of headphones that I couldn’t resist buying because the comfort and the sound clarity was just too amazing, check. But recently, upon returning home from Japan, I unpacked everything and noticed the band of my beloved headphones had somehow cracked. I decided to use Single-Use Plastic Fusion and attempted to repair my beat-up phones so that I could go back to listening to the best beats.

Plastic Fusion Features:

  • Easy to mix
  • Strong industrial strength
  • Quick-setting time
  • Works best on plastics, concrete, metals & more
  • Single use amount great for small projects

Mixing It Up & Fixing It Up

I had to be honest, the headphone damage could have been worse. Wires were exposed, but thankfully not broken in any way. It was a small, clean break of the plastic and the single-use amount would provide enough adhesive for this repair.

First of all, I made sure the cracked band was both clean and dry. Next, I took a small container and dispersed the contents of the two tubes, using equal parts. I then mixed the resin and the hardener together and applied the epoxy to the edges of the plastic headphone band. Lastly, I utilized one of my heavy duty art clips from my college days, to clamp the band together while the epoxy set.

Roughly 5 to 10 minutes later, the plastic fusion set. Now it’s back together in one piece, I was once again able to enjoy my favorite high-end headphones in peace. Check.

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Ceramic Repair with Super Glue Gel

May 12th, 2015
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Broken pieces of a ceramic vase

Sure, I love a mystery, especially when I’m curled up by a fire with a good book or watching a thrilling movie late at night. I did not feel the same enthusiasm, however, when trying to solve the case of who broke my favorite vase. Our home had several suspects, both human and animal, but the interrogation had to wait while I figured out how to repair the ceramic vase. Weighing the benefits of epoxy and Super Glue, I decided on using Super Glue Gel.

Steps for Repair

  • First I gathered up all the vase pieces. (Thankfully, there weren’t that many pieces and it was fairly easy to figure out how they went together.)
  • Starting from the base of the vase, I began to glue the fragments together.
  • One by one, I bonded each piece together.

 

Closing the Book on the Broken Vase Case

In minutes my vase was complete. Anytime something like a vase breaks, it can be very difficult to get that item looking new and unbroken again.

However, I was quite happy with my end results and by how simple it was to complete the project using Super Glue Gel for ceramic repair. So, now I went back to pondering the possible culprit and sighed. The case of how to fix the broken vase had been solved, but perhaps it was best to have the mystery of who did it remain a mystery, after all.

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DIY Frame Shelves Using Super Glue’s Bondini Xtreme-3

May 5th, 2015
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DIY frame shelves for your room

With a new little one on the way, I was feeling excited and wanted to do some crafty activities. Longing to finish the nursery off with some shabby, chic touches, I decided to do a bit of DIY and create frame shelves. These shelves would be the perfect showcase for fragile mementos, books, vintage toys, and beautiful baby keepsakes. Of course, I wanted to make sure I used a strong adhesive for the best and safest results. So, gathering up my materials, I grabbed some Bondini Xtreme-3 and set to work.

Product Features

  • Maximum strength
  • Sets instantly
  • Bonds most porous and non-porous materials
  • Works on oily and greasy surfaces
  • Precise application with nozzle control

Delving into the Shelving

After assembling the box shelf bases out of 1×4-inch pine boards, I was ready to attach the frames. By purchasing a few of these picture frames at a garage sale and the rest at a department store, I had actually spent very little money so far. Score! Anyways, I then removed the glass or frame backing and applied the Bondini Xtreme-3 to the edge of the frame.

Disbursing about 1 drop of glue each inch, I then pressed the frame to the shelf box for about 15 seconds while it bonded. Next, I painted the completed shelves with white satin finish spray paint, of course any desired paint color would do. The next day, the bond this miracle adhesive created was at full strength. And the frame shelves were hung proudly by this mama-to-be.

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