Archive for September, 2015

Make a Super Spooky Halloween Sign With Front Porch Treasures

September 28th, 2015
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ghost-31320Halloween is just around the oh-so spooky corner. Before you know it, people of all ages will be dressing up in creative costumes, from the most frightening to the delightfully adorable. But before a troop of trick-or-treaters finds their way to your front porch, now is the perfect time to use Front Porch Treasures and get a little crafty for the season with a fun and easy holiday sign.

What You’ll Need

To begin this Halloween craft, you’ll first need to get wooden letters that spell out the festive word or message of your choice. You can keep it short and sweet with the ghostly word “Boo,” or try out other eerie options like “Beware.” Along with these letters you will need the following:

     Halloween themed or colored scrapbook papers

     Ribbon

     Scissors

     Modpodge

     Front Porch Foam Mounting Squares

     Halloween Die-cuts such as ghosts, gravestones, or witches

     Paint and brush

Steps to Creating the Sign

After you’ve selected the word for your Halloween sign, you can paint the side edges of each wooden letter whatever color you feel works best. When the paint is dry, trace the letters on the back of the scrapbook paper you selected.

Next, use your scissors to cut each traced piece out. Once that’s done, apply a coat of modpodge to the front of a wooden letter and adhere the cutout paper on top.

When all of the wooden letters have been covered and the modpodge has dried, add another coat to the front of the adhered scrapbook paper.

After the finishing coat has completely dried, take the Front Porch Treasures Foam Mounts and place them where you desire on the letters. Attach your chosen die-cuts to the mounts for a neat, three-dimensional effect. The mounts are available in different shapes and thicknesses, so you can get creative as to how far you want the die-cut shapes to pop out.

Lastly, use ribbon to hang the letters together either vertically or horizontally, and then display it proudly in a front window or on your porch for all ghoulish trick-or-treaters to see. Your super spooky Halloween sign is sure to get the holiday spirit a brewing.

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Coolant Line Maintenance With Pacer Industrial Pipe Sealant

September 14th, 2015
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Many of us know the harsh realities of car repairs all too well. Often, if smaller issues are not taken care of, they can snowball into major problems, and become extremely costly. Pacer Industrial offers a wide range of adhesives that can help to maintain your vehicle, while at the same time help to prevent that drain on your wallet. Since we’re on the subject of draining, if a pipe system in your automobile has a leak, High Performance Pipe Sealant can be an effective way to seal up fluid leakage and repair it in no time at all.

Product Overview

     It seals on normal metal surfaces as well as plated parts

     Prevents vibration induced loosening

     Lubricating properties prevent galling (metals fusing together)

     Good temperature resistance

     Prevents thread corrosion

     Removable with hand tools

     Resists industrial fluids such as coolants and processing fluids

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Fixing a Coolant Line Leak

Coolant leaks are a common problem. However, thankfully they can be easy to spot because the source of the leak can usually be seen. In general, a coolant leak can cause an engine to overheat. You can first inspect the engine and cooling system by looking for a sign of antifreeze spillage on the ground underneath your parked car.

Once the coolant line has been identified, remove it and prepare to apply the pipe sealant. Make sure that the parts are dry and clean before doing so. Next, spread the sealant all the way around the fitting and use the nozzle to push it into the threads. Reassemble the coolant line and wait two hours before handling and 1 day before testing.

With this simple and effective form of maintenance, you can get off the road to financially burdensome repairs and instead enjoy the smoother ride of DIY car care.

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Have Pacer Industrial products also saved you a bundle in automobile problems and mechanic fees? We’d love to hear how they helped you, so share your story with everyone on Super Glue’s Facebook page!

 

How Does Super Glue Work?

September 1st, 2015
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Super Glue TubeIt may come as no real surprise that Super Glue is an amazingly strong bonding adhesive. For many people, it has helped to repair a treasured  item or saved the day in a DIY project predicament.

This versatile adhesive can be used in multiple ways, and its everyday uses, fingerprint identifying ability, and car holding strength make it an astonishing substance. But have you ever stopped to think how this glue actually works? Let’s have a look at all the sticky details.

The Bonding Basics

Super Glue (cyanoacrylate) is a one part instant setting adhesive. Cyanoacrylate bonds rapidly, but it needs the ions that are found in water to do the trick. So all we need is water to active the product. Conveniently enough, water is found all around us. The humidity in the air and on the part to be bonded is all you need to get the chemical reaction.

After coming into contact with water, cyanoacrylate adhesives undergo a process called anionic polymerization. Here, a chemical reaction causes the cyanoacrylate molecules to form chains (polymers) that create a strong mesh and almost instantly join bonded surfaces together.

The rapid bonding time is why it’s important to keep the glue container properly sealed as much as possible. If you don’t, the moisture will cause the chemical reaction that makes the adhesive harden.

What Does Super Glue Work Best On?

Different projects require various types of adhesives in order to achieve the optimal result, but The Original Super Glue forms a strong bond on a variety of surfaces, such as:

• Ceramic
• Jewelry
• Aluminum
• Wood
• Metal
• Rubber
• And More!

What To Do in a Sticky Situation

The strength of this adhesive is certainly powerful. However, if you find yourself in a sticky situation where you accidentally glued an object to your skin or glued your fingers together, don’t panic.

The adhesive sticks fingers together because the skin naturally contains moisture that causes the chemical reaction to form a bond, but Removing Super Glue is not as difficult as you might imagine.

Acetone acts as the adhesive’s “Kryptonite,” weakening and breaking down the strong bonds. Simply apply a small amount of acetone, which is commonly found in nail polish removers, to the glued area.

After it has been applied, gently peel the layer of glue away. It’s important to know that if it is on your skin to avoid pulling the layer of glue abruptly, to avoid damaging your skin.

How Did This Glue Help You?

Do you have more intriguing facts about this adhesive or its many uses? If so, share all the details on Super Glue’s Facebook page. We’d love to hear from you!