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Wedding How-to: DIY Centerpieces for Personal Charm

March 25th, 2016
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Wedding decor can take a lot of time, effort, and money to assemble. Creating your own centerpieces can save you precious money, while adding personal charm to your wedding theme. With just a little bit of Future Glue, you can create beautiful centerpieces that will wow all of your guests and make your ceremony unique and memorable.

Use Flowers

Nothing is more romantic than floral centerpieces. Flowers exude an air of freshness while adding a pop of color to a white table cloth. Attach your favorite flowers together with Future Glue to create unique, handcrafted arrangements.

Custom Frames

With Future Glue, it’s easy to showcase your favorite photos by creating custom frames. Frames are simple to make and can incorporate special designs and messages to share cherished memories with your guests.

Party Favors

Little party boxes are attractive accent pieces which offer a fun gift for guests to open while drawing their eyes to the table. Boxes are easy to make with stiff paper and Future Glue: use your wedding colors or a striking hue to add contrast to your theme.

Tissue Flowers

If you are planning a winter wedding, fresh flowers may not be readily available. Fortunately, tissue flowers are easily made year-round. Through simply gathering tissue paper and gluing the ends together, you create the effect of a beautiful bouquet without worrying about freshness. Add bells in the center for Christmas spirit.

With a little creativity, you can make meaningful decorations that will add personal, handcrafted charm to your special day. For more wedding DIY inspiration, consult the crafting experts at Super Glue.

DIY Fur Ottoman: Simple Steps with Super Glue

March 18th, 2016
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Super Glue is a crafty and resourceful way to revamp your home on the cheap. Its versatility lends it to endless possibilities—even transforming your furniture.

Follow these simple steps to make your own custom DIY fur ottoman for a chic update to any room:

1. Purchase a used or plain ottoman.

If you are planning on adding fur, simple is best. Used ottomans are perfect for projects like this: not only are they cheaper, but they also add character to your design for a truly unique piece. If you’re not an antique shopper, a plain ottoman will do just fine.

2. Remove the original fabric.

Strip down the ottoman to its bare bones. Once you’ve reached the cushioning, prepare your Super Glue. If the cushioning is too damaged, it may have to be replaced in order to achieve the look and feel that you desire. Fortunately, foam is very inexpensive and easy to find.

3. Prepare the fur and the glue.

Take precise measurements before cutting the length of your chosen fabric: you’ll want a continuous strip that covers the whole ottoman. Sheepskin rugs are also a great way to achieve the same effect without spending too much time and money.

Apply glue to the frame. Place the fabric over the top and make sure that it is properly secured. Trim the edges to your liking.

4. Let dry and enjoy!

Your ottoman is almost ready! You will want to let it dry for at least three days to ensure that the fabric has properly set. Once the fabric is securely attached, your ottoman is ready to enjoy.

For more DIY home inspiration, consult the crafting experts at Super Glue.

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!

Your Best Super Glue Sports Fixes

December 14th, 2015
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Sports and various athletic activities play an integral part in the lives of millions of people. Not only can they provide benefits when it comes to aspects of health, but they also have the capacity to offer an enormous amount of fun. However, let’s be honest, what’s not so fun is when these activities leave your gear in need of repair or a quick fix. Such circumstances are all a part of life, but thankfully sticky situations are what Super Glue Brand Products do best. Here’s a look at how these fast bonding adhesives can put wear-and-tear on the bench, and keep you in the game.

Ready, Set, Repair!

Tennis, Anyone? Return after return, tennis racquets can take a bit of a beating. But a loose grip doesn’t have to result in a sudden end to this “love” story. Replacing a worn grip with a new one is quickly and easily done by applying a small amount of Bondini Glue.  Its ability to provide a strong bond even through dirt and grease makes it an excellent adhesive to choose for this type of racquet repair, as well as mending fishing gear and other sports equipment fixes.

Another great fix for the grip on your tennis racket, golf clubs or racquet ball smasher is E-Z Fuse Tape. In fact, this versatile tape can be used on anything that needs a better grip. So if you find your hands slipping and sliding, wrap a bit of this around your handle and swing away in confidence.

Aces for Laces Skateboarders also commonly apply Super Glue to their shoelaces in order to protect them from busting or falling apart so easily when doing tricks.

Rope it Together To prevent those who sail, CrossFit, or exercise from being at the end of their ropes, Super Glue can come in handy for various rope fixes. Sailors can use it to repair fraying rope ends. And by applying some of the adhesive to a boxer’s or CrossFitter’s speed rope, it can altogether keep the rope well, all together.

Be a Sport, Share Your Story

From the dirt-defying powers of Bondini, to the high performance properties of The Original Super Glue, these powerful adhesives know how to hit a homerun when sports repairs throw a curve ball. If you, too, have used them for a sport fix or know of a unique repair that should make this list, please share it with us on our Facebook page!

 

How to Use Super Glue in Your Fish and Coral Tank

November 9th, 2015
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Many people enjoy the magnificent sight of an aquarium filled with vibrant fish swimming gracefully throughout it, or with a display of stunning coral. Whether in an office, restaurant or home, it’s a chance to behold and appreciate the beauty of aquatic life here on dry land. Reef builders and fish tank hobbyists put forth a great amount of time and effort in creating and maintaining these tanks, using various materials to bring it all together. It may come as a bit of a surprise, but one popular tool for aquarium use is Super Glue.

As a cyanoacrylate adhesive, Super Glue’s relationship with water is an interesting one. When exposed to even the moisture of the air, cyanoacrylates react rapidly and form extremely strong bonds. They also have the ability to resist water, which is why they are so commonly used for aquarium applications.

How It’s Used

There are several different aspects and natural components that play unique roles in a tank, like types of plant life and corals. These elements often require a fixative to set them in place.

Plants

One way Super Glue is used in aquatic tanks is to anchor plants such as java ferns to driftwood (or rocks). Java ferns are beautiful, green plants that can add an aesthetic touch to an aquarium, as well as provide an area of protection for fish. By gluing them to something like a rock or a piece of driftwood, it gives their roots a chance to attach. To do this, first use a paper towel to dry off the driftwood and the stem-like portion of the fern. After that, apply a small amount of Super Glue to the stem and connect it to the wood. When all java ferns are on the driftwood, let the glue dry for about 5 minutes or a bit longer, before putting the completed piece into the aquarium.

Coral

Cut coral parts (called frags) can also be affixed to live rock in order to colonize the coral. In this case, Super Glue Gel is a favorite. With its thick consistency, this adhesive provides for more precise application because it does not run. Connecting these elements can actually be accomplished underwater.

Once a frag has been cut and removed, it needs to be dried off with a paper towel. Then apply some of the gel to the coral, then a bit of safe underwater putty, and then another application of the gel (in essence-like a sandwich). Next, quickly and firmly attach the coral frag to the desired location on the rock and the gel will cure underwater.

What’s Your Super Glue Story?

Did Super Glue also help your aquarium project go swimmingly? Or did you use it for a unique DIY craft or a much needed repair? Tell us the details and you just may wind up winning some free Super Glue products!

Super Sticky Saves with Super Glue

November 2nd, 2015
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Fitting conveniently in drawers, tool chests and glove compartments all across the nation, Super Glue is the extra handy adhesive that’s small in size, but mighty in strength. Not only is it more than able to assist in numerous types of repairs and craft projects, but it can swiftly save the day when you’re in desperate need of a quick fix. Does it sound like this glue should be wearing a red cape? Well, it could, but it really doesn’t need one. With “super” already in its name, it adds the hero part by coming to the rescue with life’s little emergencies. Just take a look at these ones.

Examples of Sticky Saves

Fixing Footwear – Shoes experience a lot of wear and tear. Damage can occur at some of the worst possible moments, such as right before an important business meeting, in the middle of a wilderness hike or during a big date. Super Glue can step up to the repair rescue by applying a small amount to a loose or broken heel, applying pressure, and giving it a few minutes to set. You can also use the adhesive to reattach a sole or to quickly fix a separated toe on a sneaker. Some skateboarders even apply the glue to their shoelaces to keep them from fraying.

Mending Outdoor Dilemmas – Super Glue can also be a go-to repair tool when you’re out and about and on the go. When fishing, a damaged rod can often come in between a day of leisure or a meal. Using a small amount of the quick-bonding adhesive on a loose handle or reel can get your gear, well, back in gear.

For those who cycle to get around town or just for fun and exercise, the sight of a flat tire is a never a good one. Of course, this can seem especially true when you’re in a hurry. Repairing a bike tube without a patch is a quick way to get you back on the road again. After inflating the tube to locate the leak, apply a small amount of Super Glue Gel to a toothpick or tiny stick. Put the tip of the stick in the bicycle tube, and then let the air out. Next, quickly remove the stick. After a few minutes, pump up the tube again to check and make sure that the leak was repaired.

 

Did Super Glue Save the Day for You?

These are just a few ways our fast-acting adhesive can aid in the predicaments of life. We’d love to hear how it also helped you in a repair rescue, so please share all of the sticky situation details on Super Glue’s Facebook page!

 

Fly Fisher’s Essential Gadgets!

July 16th, 2015
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Summer is the best time of year for Fly Fishers, Hikers, and Campers!  So many adventures and wonderful places to go far away from crowds and confusion.  Packing light and smart is the key to all successful travel and these sports enthusiasts know how to do it best!

Recently, there was a terrific article in the Wall Street Journal (June 26, 2015) by Chris Kornelis titled, “Fly Fisher April Vokey’s Favorite Gadgets“.   Super Glue was honored to be listed, and pictured, as one of Fly Fisher, April Vokey’s favorite gadgets!  We know that fly fishers depend on super glue to reinforce knots on specialty flies, and all hikers and campers appreciate having super glue along as a fix all for tool, boot, and tent repairs as well as a great coating over blisters and calluses.   We wrote some tips about this in our June 2013 Newsletter … Check it out for more information!

Enjoy the rest of this amazing summer and don’t forget to take along some tubes of super glue with you … Let us know how super glue came in handy on your adventure and you may win some free samples!!!

Packing for Summer Adventures? Remember Your Super Glue

June 28th, 2015
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Fly Fisher April Vokey recently interviewed with the Wall Street Journal. She spoke of her favorite items to have with her while fly fishing. Among them was Super Glue!! We have always known it is a must have for any travel kit. Share how it helped you on our Facebook page. We’d love to hear your story!

For the full article click on the below link.
http://www.wsj.com/articles/fly-fisher-april-vokeys-favorite-gadgets-1435334024

Cracking the Case and Repairing it with Epoxy Glue

June 11th, 2015
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Repair cracked transmissions with specially made super glue products

Last week, I drove away from an old friend’s house with a smile on my face and in the best of spirits, until a very large pothole took a terrible toll on my transmission and my mood. The pinkish puddle of transmission fluid that later appeared only seemed to grow bigger by the rush of my tears. Well, not literally of course, but it’s safe to say I was not happy. The leak was the result of a crack in the transmission casing, which forced me to open my wallet and sigh in discouragement. However, after looking for an effective and affordable fix, I came across Pro Weld Quick Cold Welding Compound from Super Glue.

Here’s how I used this product to repair my transmission:

I ended up repairing the crack myself with these 4 simple steps, saving myself a lot of money in the end.

  1. First, I made sure the casing surface was clean, clearing off grease and oil.
  2. Then I mixed the 2 tube contents together, one is hardener and one is steel. I mixed them for about 1 minute, in equal parts.
  3. Next, I applied a sufficient amount of the mixture to the casing crack, and the epoxy set in close to 5 minutes.
  4. After a final cure time of about 24 hours, the crack was sealed and the leak was gone.

Case Solved by This Great Welding Compound

With the strong seal the Pro Weld Quick Cold Welding Compound created, I was now able to sigh in relief instead of despair. Additionally, it was nice to know that I didn’t have to worry about the effects of temperature or machining because this epoxy can withstand drilling and temperatures up to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. I was lucky to find help in this product because, after all, it really saved both me and my transmission from cracking.

Did you also use Pro Weld Quick Cold Welding Compound for a similar repair? Share how it helped you on our Facebook page. We’d love to hear your story!

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Broken Bits Begone with Super Glue Single Use Gel

April 12th, 2015
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[Image: Super Glue Corp Twitter – via Bill G.]

Almost everyone has run into a situation where the smallest piece has broken off of a treasured item. Maybe it was a favorite nic-nac or a handmade craft project. In Bill G.’s case, it was the eye off of a stuffed toy turtle. No matter what, we want to get the item fixed and fixed fast before that tiny piece has somehow disappeared or gets eaten by your pet dog, Rover. Super Glue Gel Single Use Minis are good for making small repairs and they are fuss-free to use.

 

Here’s how to go about using it for all of your quick fix projects.

 

Using Single-Use Gel:

  1. Find that small broken piece:(Easier said than done).

  2. Apply the gel to the edges of the piece: Use the nozzle tip for precision. This is best for applying to hard to reach spots.

  3. Reapply as needed: Depending on the surface area of the piece, reapplying may be beneficial.

  4. Adhere the piece: Press the gelled piece firmly to the item and wait briefly for the Super Glue to dry.

 

Product Benefits

It’s always nice when you no longer have to worry about that broken bit getting lost in the couch cushions or somehow thrown out with the trash. The gel consistency, which works well on porous surfaces, makes it all that much simpler because it doesn’t drip, run or make a big mess. Plus, the single use size is practical for small projects that don’t require a super large amount of glue.

 

For Bill G.’s repair, he loved this single use feature and was easily able to restore the one-eyed stuffed pink turtleback to its full glory. Did you have a similar quick fix situation and use Super Glue Single-Use Gel? We’d love for you to share your story on our Facebook page.