Archive for the ‘Repairs’ Category

How to Make Nearly Invisible Art Repairs With Super Glue Gel

August 26th, 2015
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Restore your precious art pieces with the strongest bonding glue.

[Image Source: Andreas Praefcke]

Art is all around us, much more than we realize. It can be found in the forms of delicate figurines, colorful pottery, and cherished family heirlooms. These decorative pieces of art have a way of beautifying a home and at times wind up in pieces. A broken work of art does not always have to end with tossing it in the garbage. Super Glue Gel can be an effective tool to use for patching up your favorite masterpieces.

Materials This Gel Bonds With

Compared to liquid Super Glue, the gel’s consistency is thicker and it does not drip or run allowing you more precision. It works well on porous surfaces such as leather and other artwork such as:

• Ceramic
• China/Porcelain
• Metal
• Pottery
• Soft & Hard Wood

Hints & Steps to a Near Invisible Repair

The road to a successful art repair should begin with some careful preparation. Start by making sure your pieces are clean and dry and that you are working on a protected surface (aluminum foil works well).
Next, plan out your repair project by ensuring all of the pieces fit together. While the thickness of the gel will work well for filling in gaps, it won’t do much good if the wrong pieces are stuck together.

Hint

Keep in mind that unless you are a restoration expert, the repair may not be completely invisible. However, don’t be discouraged. Super Glue Gel is applied without color, so there should not be a significant difference after it cures. Just remember that putting the pieces together as precisely and evenly as possible, is a major part of achieving a successful, near invisible repair.

Steps

Once you are ready to begin gluing, open the tube away from your face and then complete the following steps:

1. Apply 1 drop of gel per inch to one surface
2. Connect the pieces together and apply some pressure for about 15-30 seconds
3. Full strength should be achieved in 24 hours
4. Voila, you can go back to displaying your beautiful artwork, in one piece.

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An Office Quick Fix: Repairing a Drawer with Super Glue’s Fix-All Adhesive

July 22nd, 2015
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Repair broken drawers with Super Glue quickly.

Many people have been here: you pull that desk drawer open and the drawer face comes completely off. Once the initial shock has worn off, and the scattering of papers and debris has been cleaned up, next comes the game plan. A broken wooden drawer can’t easily be replaced, especially if the desk is older. With Super Glue’s Fix-All Adhesive, that gaping hole in the desk can easily become a quick-fix.

Steps to Desk Drawer Repair

First gather the drawer face and remove the entire drawer from the desk. If drawer contents haven’t already been emptied, do this now or things could get messy. Then, move the parts to a protected work area and let the repair begin.

The tube of Fix-All Adhesive will need to be pierced before applying it, so use the outer cap to penetrate the seal. Be careful to do this while pointing away from the body and face.

Next, apply the adhesive generously to both surfaces, the edge of the broken drawer face and the drawer itself. Then press the pieces together, you can leave the drawer face down during the drying time of 10 minutes.

Lastly, let the adhesive cure for 24 hours before returning the drawer to the desk and back to its full-time position of clutter keeper.

Multi-Purpose Solvent & Sealer

Used for glueing, sealing, and repairing, Super Glue’s Fix-All Adhesive has several applications and works on many additional materials such as:

  • Brick
  • Canvas
  • Glass
  • Non-Porous Materials
  • Porous Materials
  • China
  • Concrete
  • Fabric and lots more

Tell-All About Fix-All Adhesive

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These Boots Were Made for Bonding with Bondini Everything Gel

July 15th, 2015
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Repair the soles of your boots with Bondini Everything Gel

Split shoe soles have a way of tripping people up, literally. When a favorite pair of boots or footwear suffers that moment of separation, the dirt may fly and the heart may sink just a little bit. Some take their shoes to get repaired professionally, which can be expensive. Others donate or even dispose of the pair. However, Super Glue’s Bondini Everything Gel can make shoe repair simple and effective, and not so much of a “soul” splitting experience.

Abundant Bonding Applications

When it comes to bonding, Bondini Everything Gel’s name says a lot. It works on just about everything, including materials such as:

  • Leather
  • Cardboard
  • Rubber
  • Ceramic
  • Metal
  • China
  • Wood
  • Most Plastics
  • Corkboards
  • Jewelry and much more

Footsteps to Footwear Repair

First gather your boot or shoe that’s in need of fixing. There’s no prep or cleaning needed with Bondini Everything Gel because it’s able to create a strong bond through grease and it works on dirty or oily surfaces. This product is ideal for footwear repair as shoes come in contact with a lot of grime and dirt.

Next open the bottle of adhesive and apply the gel to the inside of the split sole. Firmly press the sole against the boot and in seconds it should bond. Wipe away any excess gel that may have seeped out onto the exterior edge of the sole. Wait 24 hours before wearing the repaired footwear again.

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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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Silicone Adhesive: Getting the Gaps out of the Gutter

June 4th, 2015
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Rain gutter repairs with the help of Super Glue

If this year’s rain has put your gutter well, in the gutter, you may have noticed that frustrating new leak has sprouted up. While gutter cracks can be an annoyance, they can also cause water damage and be detrimental to a home’s foundation. Products like Clear RTV Silicone Adhesive & Sealant are effective tools for filling in the gutter gaps and putting an end to pesky, problematic dribble.

What’s the Deal with the Seal?

For this type of outdoor repair, Pro Seal’s Clear RTV Silicone Adhesive & Sealant is an ideal solution due to the fact that it:

  • Is flexible
  • Creates a waterproof seal
  • Withstands extreme temperatures
  • Works well on metal, vinyl, rubber and more

Steps to Fixing the Leak

Once the troublesome leak has been located, the first step to sealing the gutter crack is cleaning and clearing out debris. In actuality, this is probably the hardest part of the repair, not to mention the dirtiest. Note to self: wear shabby clothes or old work uniforms.

Once the cracked area is clean, clear and dry, apply a liberal amount of the silicone sealant. Next, smear in the adhesive with a paint stick or similar tool (avoid direct contact with sealant to prevent irritation).

Finally, allow the sealant time to bond and cure. Full strength is achieved in 24 hours … and that annoying leak has “dripped” its last drop.

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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.

Did you also use Super Glue’s Gel for a similar repair? Share your fix-it case or story on our Facebook page. We’d love to hear how it helped you restore a loved item!

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How to Fix an Aquarium with Silicone Glue

April 26th, 2015
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Aquarium repaired with Super Glue

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On the verge of a fresh business venture, I looked at my new office and realized it needed something. It needed something to bring a touch of the ocean in, something tropical, something with fins. Reigniting my past passion for aquariums, I fished my old tank out of storage and filled it up slowly to check for leaks. Surprise, we had a winner. Thankfully, the minor vertical leak in the glass seam would be easy enough to repair with Clear RTV Silicone Adhesive & Sealant.

 

Steps I took to Fix the Leak:

  1. Mark the Leak: Yes, I had found the leak, but I didn’t want to lose the exact location. I marked the leak with a felt tip pen.

  2. Drain and Dry: I then drained and dried out the aquarium thoroughly.

  3. Scrape Leaky Sealant: Using a razor, I scraped out the old sealant surrounding the leaking area.

  4. Remove Sealant Remnants: Next, I wiped the area clean with a cloth dampened by acetone and then dried the area off. Just make sure not to go too nuts with this colorless liquid, as excessive exposure can irritate your eyes or cause dizziness.

  5. Apply Adhesive: I used the nozzle on the Clear RTV Silicone Adhesive & Sealant to apply it precisely to the needed area on the aquarium.

  6. Let it Cure: Lastly, I gave the sealant 24 hours to cure and create a strong seal.

 

Aquarium Repair Results

After the sealant cured, I brought the aquarium back to my office, tested for leaks one last time, and then filled it up with my favorite tropical fish. I was really impressed by the repair results, not to mention grateful that I didn’t need to buy a brand new aquarium.

 

The Clear RTV Silicone Adhesive & Sealant was perfect for this project due to it’s strong bonding and waterproof properties. Now, while the repair worked out swimmingly, let’s just hope that my new business venture goes on without a hitch.

 

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Broken Bits Begone with Super Glue Single Use Gel

April 12th, 2015
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turtle eye repair

 

[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.