Archive for February, 2016

Florida Jets Is Happening Soon

February 26th, 2016
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Florida Jets 2016 takes off on March 7th through the 12th at the Lakeland Airport’s Paradise Field in Florida. Over 175 pilots, and 250+ R/C Aircraft are expected to be there.

“This year there is a twist, we are adding a new event within the weeklong event called RED FLAG”, said event promoter Frank Tiano. “For the first time ever, anywhere, there will be an all jet aerobatic competition held over the first three days. This is expected to be something that is very interesting to participate in, and extremely fun for spectators to watch. There will be precision aerobatics competition, freestyle aerobatics competition and never before seen – team or formation flying. That means two aircraft in the sky at one time flying a carefully choreographed routine. Not quite the Thunderbirds, but it should be very interesting, and a great for the spectators”, said Tiano.

The remainder of the week will feature anytime flying and everyone can get up close and personal with pilots and crew for pictures and interviews.

Got Loose Screws? Here’s What You Should Do

February 19th, 2016
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Got loose screws? Check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJD-KdhUHwM

Jacy is using our Blue Removable Thread Locker product to hold the screw tightly in place on his chair. It is a quick and easy fix to an annoying problem. Plus the screw can still be easily removed with normal hand tools!

Right On Cue

February 12th, 2016
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Ball with cue and chalk

If you tried to rack up all of Super Glue’s abundant amount of uses, you’d discover that, interestingly enough, the game of pool makes the list. Chocked full of skill, finesse, and strategy, pool is played, professionally and recreationally, by many people. Those who do play on a regular basis are no strangers to the issue of worn leather pool cue tips and their need for replacement. For a money-saving, D.I.Y trick, ZAP-A-GAP CA+ adhesive from Super Glue, can be used to effectively secure a new tip to the stick. That being said, let’s take a cue from the glue and dive into the step-by-step details of how this repair can be done.

Things You’ll Need

-Razor blade/knife
-2 types of sandpaper-medium grit & fine
-The new pool cue tip
-Nail polish remover
-Paper towel
-Pool cue tip clamp (optional)
-Tip shaper tool (optional)

Cue Tip Replacement

The first step to cue tip replacement, is to remove the old one. To do this, carefully use the sharp knife or razor blade to cut off the worn/broken tip. Once that is done, you will need to prepare and clean the ferrule. The ferrule is the part (typically made of metal or horn) located at the end of the cue shaft, where the tip is attached. Use your cutting tool to gently remove old glue from the top of the ferrule. Then use a piece of medium grit sandpaper on this area to make sure it is smooth and even.

Next, take your new cue tip and place the flat end on top of a piece of fine grit sandpaper. Without using too much force or pressure, briefly glide the bottom of the tip over the paper to get it smooth.

After those steps of preparation have been completed, you can move on to attaching the new cue tip. To do this, simply take the ZAP-A-GAP CA+ and apply a small amount that covers the surface end of the cue shaft. Next, attach the new tip flat side down. Press firmly, but not excessively hard, and quickly make adjustments to center the cue tip.

The glue will most likely pour out a little on the sides, but don’t worry. Using a bit of nail polish remover on a paper towel, clean off any extra glue that remains. extra care not to get the nail polish remover on top of the new tip, as that can be detrimental to its structure.
Let the newly glued cue stick sit for at least an hour before handling. For firmer and more secure tip placement, you can put on a pool tip clamp. Lastly, use the fine grit sandpaper once again to smooth the edges of the tip. And if the tip is slightly large and/or needs reshaping, you can use tip shaper tool or the sandpaper to perfect it.

What’s Your Unique Super Glue Story?

From fixing pool cue tips to repairing musical instruments, Super Glue products are constantly being used in helpful and innovative ways. Whether you’ve used them in a handy everyday repair, or in a unique application that’s way out of the left corner pocket, so to speak, we’d love for you to share your story on our Facebook page. We look forward to hearing from you!

Squeeze, drop, push or brush?: Which Type of Super Glue Should I Choose?

February 5th, 2016
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Hands Caulking Bath Tube With White Silicone Glue

Every day that passes, things break, items require fixing, and projects get put together. Everyday, adhesives are used to repair, rescue, and work their strong-bonding magic. Due to the fact that not every break or sticky situation is created equal, the large assortment of Super Glue products makes it, perhaps, easier than ever before to tailor-fit an adhesive type product to a specific use or application.

Options like these are pretty awesome, but occasionally with so many choices, comes a possible element of confusion. And oftentimes, this is no exception when dealing with the question: Which type of glue applicator should I choose? Should I pick the brush or the squeeze tube? Does it matter?

So to help make things a bit clearer and to help you get back to the business of gluing, let’s have a quick look at the different types of applicators and discover what they do best.

Main Squeeze

Many types of adhesives such as The Original Super Glue, feature the squeeze tube applicator. Using this method, the glue is able to flow out and form a continuous stream. The length or amount of this stream is based upon the pressure applied to the tube. Squeeze applicators are extremely common, as they work for a wide range of uses such as filling in cracks.

Brush it Onwards & Upwards

If your project or repair requires either small or large surface coverage, as well as great control, then the brush on applicator may be just what you need. Products such as Future Glue Brush-On include the small brush tool that can be used to paint and coat surfaces, cover over cracks, or apply the adhesive on hard-to-reach areas.

Let it Drop

Bottles of adhesive like Bondini 2 feature the dropper tip applicator, where one drop of glue, at a time, is released. This type of applicator doesn’t works best for large surface coverage needs, but instead it better suits situations that require an small and exact application of glue, such as filling in a crevice or working with jewelry.

On Point

For excellent accuracy and a high degree of precision, the push point applicator is the one to pick. When using products like the Super Glue Pen, simply press the tip of the pen to the surface that is to be glued. With this type of applicator, an exact placement of the adhesive is best achieved and it can be the perfect tool for repairs that are delicate or detailed.

Which Glue Applicator Did You Use?

Now that the sticky facts about applicator types have been covered, we’d love to hear about which one was handy for your repair or craft. Please share your story on our Facebook page, or if you need more help with adhesive selection, check out this info on choosing the right product for your project.