Archive for the ‘Repairs’ Category

New Year Repair Resolutions with Super Glue

January 1st, 2017
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With the New Year upon us, it’s once again time to compile your annual list of things to improve on. A new start often brings with it promises of going back to the gym; laying off certain foods; or dropping any nagging, bad habits. What many people don’t think about are the small fixes around the house that need attention.

These repairs are all too often neglected because they’re not always noticeable, and the excuse “I’ll get around to it eventually” is just too easy to make. If there was ever a time to get around to it, it’s the New Year. Start 2017 by getting your hands dirty and putting your Super Glue to good use, because the best resolutions are the ones which truly make you feel accomplished.

blue coffee mug with broken handle

blue coffee mug with broken handle

Add some of these easy home repairs to the top of your New Year’s resolution list and get fixing!

Broken dishware

 

If you’re anything like me, you have your go-to mug. No longer do you have to send your favorite broken mug to the ceramic cemetery. Dishwasher Safe Super Glue is made for these exact repairs. Bonding instantly and crystal clear, this adhesive is more than capable of restoring your favorite wine glass, coffee mug, or stained glass plate.

Dishwasher Safe Super Glue works best on:

  • Ceramics
  • Crystal
  • Glass to Glass
  • Tinted Glass
  • Stained Glass
  • Glass to Metal

Wood

For wood repairs of any kind, Super Glue has consistently been the go-to solution for decades. For example, unsightly nail holes can be filled with a mixture of Super Glue and sawdust. Of course, you should make sure the color of the sawdust matches the wood you are trying to blend, but this old carpenter’s trick has been proven effective time and time again.

For other miscellaneous furniture around the house, cracks, breaks, and loose joints are all too common. Add the original Super Glue adhesive to your arsenal to give your ailing furniture a renewed and long-lasting strength. You’ll first need to rid the furniture of any loose screws that are no longer structurally necessary, make sure you are working on a stable and flat surface, and apply your Super Glue to the affected areas. Super Glue dries completely transparent in 10-30 seconds, and is ideal for use with wood, metal, rubber, aluminum, and ceramic.

They may say, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” But if it is broke, fix it with Super Glue.

For a full look at Super Glue’s complete & diverse family of adhesives click here.

Mending Broken Dishes with Dishwasher Safe Super Glue

November 7th, 2016
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Broken cup

Broken cup

Have you ever broken one of your favorite dishes and felt like you had to throw it out? While it may hurt to see one of your favorite dishes broken, it’s something that you can easily fix on your own, and, with dishwasher safe super glue, your dish will be almost as good as new.

Here’s a quick look at dishwasher safe super glue and how it can help you repair broken dishes in no time.

 Dishwasher Safe Super Glue

Dishwasher safe super glue is an adhesive that instantly bonds glass, tinted glass, crystal, stained glass, glass to metal, and more. The crystal clear formula creates invisible repairs and requires no clamping. Dishwasher safe super glue is both water and heat resistant.

Dishwasher safe super glue works best on:

  • Ceramics
  • Glass to glass
  • Stained glass
  • Crystal
  • Glass to metal
  • Tinted glass

For best results, surfaces should be clean and dry, and the damaged parts should mate well.

Repairing Your Dishes

The toughest part about gluing something, like a broken china dish, is holding the pieces together while the glue dries. Cases like this are a perfect application for strong adhesives, such as dishwasher safe super glue.

Trace a continuous bead of super glue adhesive along one of the broken edges. Press the two pieces together and hold them in place for 15-60 seconds. The formerly broken pieces will now stay in place. For the best bond, however, allow the super glue adhesive to cure for 24 hours before putting the repaired piece to use.

Cleaning

Cleaning off super glue with acetone.

Before Using Your Mended Dishes

Before using your dishes after mending them, it is important that you are aware that dishwasher safe super glue separates at a lower temperature (180 degrees F). Boiling water on a super glue bond or a touch with a torch flame will separate it.

You should also be careful about how you store your super glue, as super glues are acrylic resin that rapidly polymerize in the presence of moisture/water. Because the presence of moisture causes the glue to set, exposure to moisture in the air can cause a tube or bottle of glue to become unusable if opened for too long or not in an air tight bottle. To extend the life of an unopened bottle, keep it in the refrigerator.

To learn more about our range of Super Glue Corporation products, check out our Products page.

Weekend Project Repairs | Fix-All Adhesive

July 4th, 2016
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Small Shed On Backyard

Small Shed On Backyard

This past weekend, I decided to take a good hard look at my backyard. I had recently opened my pool, and my garden was in full swing, but some of the other aspects of my yard were decrepit and disheveled. This weekend it would all change, I thought. My weekend project: repairs!

I bought some Fix-All Adhesive and got to work on fixing my plastic posts and pool ladder, my shed lock, my vinyl siding, and my mounted hose reel. By the end of the weekend, my back yard would be ready for a 4th of July barbeque with the neighbors, family and friends.

 

Weekend Project Repairs | The Plastic Posts and Pool Ladder

Fix-All Adhesive works on a variety of materials, so when I decided to fix up my backyard I started using it to fix my plastic deck posts. It filled all the cracks and holes in my plastic posts as well as sealed them back together on top where some of the posts were beginning to fall off.

When you start to use your Fix-All Adhesive, press the plastic cap into the tube to break the seal and make sure to apply the Fix-All to both surfaces you are gluing to ensure that it is sealed in the correct place.

Additionally, Fix-All is water resistant, so I used it to fix parts of my pool ladder that were cracked at the top. I can rest easy knowing full well that while parts of the ladder will be sprayed by water, Fix-All Adhesive will stay in place.

 

Weekend Project Repairs | Shed Lock | Metal on Wood

Next on my weekend project repairs list: my shed lock, which has been broken for some time. Fix-All Adhesive works on brick, canvas, ceramic, china, concrete, fabric, glass, leather, metal, plastics, both porous and non-porous materials, rubber, vinyl and wood. My lock is metal and I was affixing it to my wooden shed doors, so Fix-All Adhesive had me covered.
I applied a small amount to both the back of the metal lock and the part of the shed door where I wanted the lock to be affixed and set it to dry. My lock was back in action thanks to Fix-All Adhesive.

 

Weekend Project Repairs | Vinyl Siding

Fix-All Adhesive is a multipurpose and versatile adhesive, so I used it to seal some of the cracks between the vinyl siding on my house. Again, because Fix-All is water resistant, you don’t have to worry about a little rain causing the sealant to deteriorate. By applying a small amount of Fix-All Adhesive to each part of the panel that I wanted to adhere together, I was able to repair the vinyl siding of my home.

 

Weekend Project Repairs | Metal Hose Reel

This adhesive works on so many different materials, including metal. I used Fix-All to repair my metal hose reel. A piece that wound the hose around had broken off, so I applied Fix-All to both the piece that had broken off and the ends of the hose reel where I wanted to seal it.

Because Fix-All also works on brick, it could also be used to give extra security and a tighter seal to the hose reel fixture on the back of my home.

 

Weekend Project Repairs | Fix-All Adhesive

At the end of the weekend, my backyard looked fresh and ready for company.

Whether it’s fixing up your backyard, repairing an old swing set, or building a creative project, Fix-All is full of surprises.

Money-Saving Repairs | Bondini Everything Gel to the Rescue

July 4th, 2016
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Cobbler’s Glue – Relatively Expensive Repair

Cobbler’s Glue – Relatively Expensive Repair

 

Let’s face it – very few things last forever. Things break. It’s as simple as that. That’s where a good money-saving adhesive comes into play. I’ve faced countless, potentially expensive fixes in my lifetime.

There was a time when the acoustic bridge of my guitar came loose, or the time the sole of my shoe rubbed free. How about the time I tripped on my front steps and chipped the masonry clean off? Whoops!

Money-saving repairs are possible with Bondini Everything Gel. This is one adhesive that can fix all of these problems and more, reliably – and for years, if not a lifetime. Moreover, it works on wood, rubber, some plastic, metal, stone, and tile. It’s a sure-fire money saver.

Money-saving repairs | Adhesive for Wood and Plastic

As mentioned previously, I used Bondini Everything Gel to bond the acoustic bridge of my guitar back into place, which is made of plastic, while my guitar is made of wood.

Bondini Everything Gel worked like a charm as this repair was done many years ago and my guitar is still intact. This could have cost me over $100 if I didn’t have the right adhesive on hand.

Do be careful when using this product, however. If you happen to get the adhesive on any unwanted surface, it will stick and possibly mar the surface.

Money-saving Repairs | Mend Rubber

How many times have you bought a new pair of shoes because you wore through the bottom of your old pair? Another money-saving repair made possible with a little Bondini Everything Gel.

No more spending $20-$200 dollars on new shoes when you can fix your favorite pair. Mend the rubber soles and leave them to sit overnight in a sturdy position.

This should correct and harden any holes in your shoes that were causing discomfort or leakage. With Bondini Everything Gel, you will get much more use out of those shoes before you need to get a new pair.

 

Try the Money-Saving Product on Your Home Repairs

Bondini Everything Gel works on a variety of substances including wood, plastic, mental, stone, tile and rubber. It can be a huge money-saver if you introduce it into your routine repairs.

Securing Outdoor Items with Adhesive Epoxies

July 4th, 2016
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Contemporary outdoor patio with fireplace

With increased exposure to the elements, all manner of outdoor furniture and items can be more susceptible to the occasional blemish or breakage. When this does happen, you may just be able to fix your broken chair or splintered pipe with nothing more than a quality adhesive epoxy.

The benefits of adhesive epoxies aren’t just restricted to repairs, however. They’re a versatile and effective solution for various adhesive-based needs, with the majority of them being weather-resistant and ideal for outdoor applications.

 

The Various Applications of Adhesive Epoxies

There are a wide range of adhesive epoxy solutions available from the Super Glue Corporation, most of which will help with the securing or repairing of outdoor items. Which one you opt for depends on your needs. You may need a quick setting epoxy for emergency repairs, a waterproof one that would be ideal for pipes and guttering, or a metal epoxy for metal appliance and tool repairs.

Below is a list of just some the ways you can utilize adhesive epoxies:

  • On outdoor furniture: Repair broken legs on an outdoor chair or table.
  • Pipes and guttering: Seal and solidify cracks present on downpipes, fix damage on gutter guards, etc.
  • Tools: Reattach the head of hammers/shovels to the handle, secure the carriage of a wheelbarrow to its framing, set screws in place in the event they tend to come loose frequently, etc.
  • Lights: If you can’t screw a lamp’s framing/support to the exterior wall of your home, use an epoxy to secure it instead.
  • Signage: Easily secure signage, such as your address number, to your mailbox, fence, and more.

 

What about indoors

Adhesive epoxy is by no means restricted to outdoor applications. Many epoxies, such as the quick setting epoxies, are perfect for indoor repairs. You could secure a loosened section of your bookshelf, add additional strength to your TV’s wall mounts, fixing a broken clip on a landline phone, and more.

To view our range of adhesive epoxies, click here.

The Goods On Sports Adhesives

May 31st, 2016
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Sports Adhesives

Sports Adhesives and the Sports Enthusiast

Participants from every sports discipline demand a great deal from their equipment, particularly if they’ve paid for the high-end stuff. So, when a big brand puts its name on a product and sponsors a high profile professional athlete to endorse it, sports fans buy into the hype and trust that they’re getting quality goods.

Even the highest paid NBA player relies on a pair of shoes that will protect his feet from the hardwood — while not coming unglued.

Sports Adhesives Make Repairs Possible

From hockey players to weightlifters to snowboarders, today’s most successful athletes are faster, stronger and more skilled than ever before. In addition to the pressure they put upon themselves to achieve more, they put an equal amount of pressure on their equipment.

Basketball players have special footwear (without adhesives, their shoes would lack shape and structure); hockey players customize their sticks (with an adhesive tape that sticks and stretches); and snowboarders repair and personalize their boards (with polyurethane adhesives to repair cracks and adhesive board skins to identify cool graphics).

With most sports equipment (like hockey skates, snowboards, baseball bats), bonding adhesives and epoxies are commonly used to ensure a flawless performance — even under extreme conditions of use such as heat, cold, pressure and vibrations. In order to determine which adhesive will work best for your particular needs, refer to our handy online Glue Guide.

Too Much of a Good Thing

“An apology is the super glue of life.”

Sticky situations are a fact of life. Prior to the ban imposed in 1981, ‘sticky’ substances like glue or rosin (tree sap) were rumored to be commonly used by players in the National Football League to improve their grip on the ball. Oakland Raiders defensive back Lester Hayes and Hall of Famer Jerry Rice were called out for using a glue-like substance to improve their stats.”

Whenever any adhesive is applied and made to perform against its intended purpose, compromises are made and the integrity of the product is challenged. With every application, make sure you’re using the right adhesive for the task at hand, follow the application instructions, and keep out of reach of children.

Find out why Bondini by Super Glue  is a sports enthusiast’s fantasy adhesive!

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Z-Poxy Gets Top Notch Rating From Customer

May 9th, 2016
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Z-Poxy Receives Rave Review from Reg D.

Much Love for Z-Poxy Finishing Resin

Our customers tend to come up with some pretty creative uses for our adhesive products. We especially love it when they take the time to send us their stories and photos.

Reg D. recently purchased our Z-Poxy Finishing Resin and wrote to tell us that he uses it to build musical instruments.

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Repairs Made Easy With Z-Poxy

“The Guitar top, back, and sides were finished with a coat of Z-Poxy to seal and flatten/fill the wood and provide a flat surface for the color coats and finish coats,” he said. And the results? “Top notch!”

The results are truly stunning, wouldn’t you agree? Thanks for the beautiful photos, Reg D!

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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!

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.

Tell Us Your Car Maintenance Tale

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!