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Leather and Wood Super Glue: Repairs and Projects

July 28th, 2016
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Do you happen to have any old pieces of furniture or old leather bags lying around the house that you want to repair or repurpose? Just because something is old and well-worn doesn’t mean that you need to throw it out.
With the use of Leather and Wood Super Glue, you can fix up those old pieces that you once loved or repurpose them in a fun art project. Leather and Wood Super Glue has the strength and versatility to help you finish the perfect project.

What can Leather and Wood Super Glue do for You?

Leather and Wood Super Glue has a special formula designed specifically to help you repair some of your favorite things or repurpose old things that you want to give new meaning to. This type of adhesive is perfect for working on chairs, tables, leather seat cushions, shoes, handbags, brief-cases, saddles, and any other items made of leather or wood. Leather and Wood Super Glue is a quick-setting adhesive that bonds super strong with no clamps and dries clear.

For best results, the surface that you are gluing should be clean and dry. Leather and Wood Super Glue shouldn’t be used on Teflon, polyethylene, polypropylene, certain silicone rubber types, glass, or parts that are subjected to shock or continuous water immersion. Store your Leather and Wood Super Glue in a cool area away from sunlight or heat sources, and it will have a shelf life of one year.

Repairs

Leather and Wood Super Glue can be used to repair many things, from old pieces of furniture to shoes, from a combination of leather and wood projects to projects that are purely wood or leather.

Wood Repairs

Leather and Wood Super Glue can be used to stabilize rotting wood or to fill old nail holes. This trick requires mixing Super Glue with sawdust (specifically sawdust that matches the type of wood you’re repairing) until the hole or space is filled. Once the mixture has set, you can remove excess with sandpaper.

Leather and Wood Super Glue can also be used to repair minor damage to furniture joints and other wood surfaces. To use Leather and Wood Super Glue to repair damaged furniture, you should place the furniture on a flat surface and add a light coat of glue to each joint or crack. Leather and Wood Glue requires no clamping and dries almost instantly.

Leather Repairs

Leather and Wood Super Glue can be used to repair cuts or other damage to leather and wood products. To repair cuts in a leather surface, you must first clean the leather and allow it to completely dry before applying the glue with a toothpick or applicable tool. When applying the glue, make sure to pinch the cut together. You will also need to press the cut area down to release any excess glue before the area completely dries.

Leather and Wood Super Glue can also be used to repair burns or large holes in a leather surface. First you will have to remove as much of the burned portion as you can with an abrasive cloth or sandpaper, being careful not to damage any other areas of the leather surface. Once you’ve done this and thoroughly cleaned the surrounding area, you will need to cut a piece of replacement leather that fits over the damaged area. Apply glue to the back of the replacement and on the affected area with a small paintbrush, then place the replacement leather on top of the damaged area. Use a clean rag to wipe away any excess glue.

DIY Wood Projects

Leather and Wood Super Glue can be used on a wide variety of wooden projects that can be either simple or extravagant.

Some do-it-yourself wood projects include:

  • Jewelry boards
  • Wooden mirrors
  • Tree branch tables
  • Wooden aisle runners
  • Wooden bracelets
  • Cube pendant lights
  • Wood pencil blocks
  • Wooden photo frames
  • Headboards

DIY Leather Projects

Just like the wide variety of wood projects, you can also use Leather and Wood Super Glue on a number of leather projects.

Some do it yourself leather projects include:

  • Woven leather stools
  • Sculptural leather plant hangers
  • Desk organizers
  • Countertop wine racks
  • Magazine or mail racks
  • Leather cup jackets
  • Curtain tiebacks
  • Leather furniture upholstery

No matter the repairs or the project, chances are Super Glue has a product suited to your needs. Check out our Products page to see what we have on offer.

Avoid a Sticky Situation: Industrial Adhesive Safety Tips

July 14th, 2016
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While industrial adhesive, or super glue, can be useful in a number of different ways, it can also be difficult to use and can often cause problems if you don’t know how to use it correctly. Before you think about using your tube of super glue to fix an item, think about whether or not you should learn some safety tips in order to make the process a little less sticky.

Make Sure to Read the Application Instructions

Some of the biggest mishaps tend to happen when users of Super Glue do not know how to properly apply it. One way to solve this is to take a thorough look at the instructions on the back. It can also help you find the right product for your specific needs and what you need to accomplish. The warning and precautions are also written on the back, so you can decide which applicator to use so you don’t run into problems with excess glue.

Make Sure You Have Plenty of Air

An adhesive can be useful, but too many fumes from it can also cause breathing problems if you are exposed to it for a long time. When you are working with the product, you will want to work in a well-ventilated area. Make sure there is plenty of air coming through and that you can breathe normally. If you start to feel lightheaded, you might want to take a break or take your work outside with you so there is less risk.

Take Steps before Opening the Container

You will want to take time to properly set up your work space before you begin your project. After you have put together your work space and you have laid out what needs to be glued, you will want to carefully open the container. Remember to keep the tube away from your face as there’s always the possibility for the glue to spurt up into your face and get in your eyes.

Cover Areas You Don’t Want Glued

One way to avoid getting glue in places that you don’t want is to protect your work area (aluminum foil works well). Also, consider wearing plastic gloves so you can avoid getting glue on your hands—it can be difficult to get off and can hurt your skin.

Take Care of the Glue on Your Skin

If you find that you have gotten super glue on your skin, you will want to be careful on how you choose to get it off. Do not try and rip off the dry glue—this can rip off some of your own skin and can be very painful. The best thing to do is immerse the area in warm, soapy water. Peel or roll skin apart; a spatula or teaspoon handle or even a pencil will help. Remove cured adhesive with warm, soapy water may take several applications. Fingernail polish remover with an acetone base has also been successful for removal of cured adhesive from skin.

Beware of Wool or Cotton

Both cotton and wool can often cause problems when it reacts to super glue. If you have any wool or cotton near the super glue, it can sometimes lead to catching on fire. You should consider removing it so you do not have an issue and you can avoid serious potential damage. You will also want to make sure that you do not wear clothing made of wool or cotton while working on a project.

Clean Up

Once you have finished a project, you should carefully cap the glue and make sure to clean up the working area.

How to Re-Secure Outdoor Lights with Super Glue Epoxies

July 6th, 2016
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Because of their exposure to severe weather and nature’s other forces, outdoor lights undergo a lot of abuse that can cause the lights to break or come loose. This leads many homeowners to call a professional for help or to simply purchase new lights, but this can be expensive and a needless waste of time. Fortunately, with Super Glue epoxies, repairing and reattaching outdoor lights is a simple and easy DIY job that even the most inexperienced would-be handyman can do.

Before You Start

Before starting any project it is important to read the instructions so you aren’t taken by surprise during the project. Surprises can simply mean an inconvenience like having to find a brace for your light because it takes longer than you thought for the adhesive to set; but surprises could also be damaged lights as not all adhesives are safe for use with plastics.

Repairing Your Outdoor Lights

There are three common DIY repairs for outdoor lights that homeowners may need to do.

First, the entire light fixture can sometimes become unattached from the point where it is mounted. This often requires repairs to the mounting unit, which is typically damaged when the light becomes loose, but may also require Super Glue epoxies to reattach the entire fixture. To repair the unit, simply apply Super Glue epoxies to the crack or point of the break, and place the broken pieces back together, apply light pressure and allow the adhesive to set. Some epoxies may require waiting for the adhesive to become tacky before reattaching or may take some time to set, requiring the light to be held or braced in a certain position with a certain amount of pressure. Always follow the directions that come with your particular Super Glue epoxy.

Second, if the fixture is not broken but needs to be reapplied to the point where it was previously mounted, the repair may simply require that the Super Glue epoxy is liberally applied to the base of the unit, which is then held or braced against the place where the light is to be mounted. Some homeowners choose to use Super Glue epoxies in combination with screws to keep lighting mounted, but adhesive alone is an option for lights or mounting surfaces that do not permit the use of screws, or lights mounted in places where they are unlikely to be knocked off.

Third, many of us use clips to hang string lights from our porches, balconies, gutters, or other places around our homes; but these clips can become brittle from extended exposure to the elements. To repair these clips, simply apply adhesive to the edges of the broken parts and hold them together while the adhesive dries. This project will not require as strong of an adhesive as the others, so the epoxy should dry in seconds.

Keeping Safe

To prevent accidents, keep adhesives like Super Glue epoxies away from children and animals, and keep the cap on the adhesive when you are not using it. Hold the container firmly but gently to prevent dropping and spilling, and keep the container held at a distance and pointed away from you while opening.

Cleaning Up

To seal syringe, pull back on plunger, wipe tips and place cap firmly on tips. If there is excess glue, use a paper towel and denatured alcohol to remove before it sets.

More Super Glue Projects

Super Glue offers a wide variety of adhesive products for both indoor and outdoor use, with an adhesive available for almost any project or hobby. Find out more about Super Glue uses, removal, and projects and how you can use Super Glue products to be your own handyman today.

DIY Decorative Mosaic Tray

March 11th, 2016
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A mosaic tray can add creative flair to any coffee table or desk for a personal touch. Best of all, you won’t have to break the bank to make one. With your favorite bowl, Bondini glue, and some old CDs, you can create a beautiful custom mosaic tray for your home with these simple steps.

Materials

-Plate or bowl
-Bondini glue
-Old writable DVDs
-Kitchen shears
-Gloss (optional)
-Grout

Directions

1. First, you will need to separate the layers of the DVDs. It is important to use DVDs for this project, as CDs only have one layer. Using the kitchen shears, cut from the edge of the DVDs to the center. Repeat on the other side, cutting the DVDs in half. Gently lift apart the two layers. Continue to work your way all the way around the DVD: you should be left with a thin silver layer to use for your project.

2. Once the layers are separated, cut the DVD halves into 6 or 7 equal pieces as if you were cutting a pizza—however, leave the ends attached to the inner ring of the DVD to prevent the shards from flying. Then, tear the pieces gently from the inner ring.

3. If your tray is going to be displayed outside, you will need to spray the DVD pieces with gloss in order for them to retain their reflectiveness. Otherwise, the reflective coating will wash off in the elements.

4. Adhere the DVD pieces to the edge of the tray with a dab of Bondini glue. Be careful not to get any glue on the reflective surface.

5. Carefully apply grout between the pieces, using a damp rag to wipe off the excess. The grout will protect you from being cut by the sharp edges, and will also add another layer of protection if you plan to leave the tray outside.

For more DIY inspiration using Bondini glue, check back with the crafting experts at Super Glue.

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.

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.

Share Your Halloween Craft Project

Did you use Front Porch Treasure products to make a festive Halloween project? Share your creation on Super Glue’s Facebook page so others can join in the crafty fun this season!

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!

 

The Glue Reveals The Clue

August 5th, 2015
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Glue helps crack the case by lifting fingerprints from weapon.

Many of us are familiar with the popular entertainment trend of criminal investigation programs, showcasing the art of forensics and the process of catching criminals. As riveting as they may be, it’s not always so simple. However, as shown in the New Scientist article, “Vapourised Super Glue helps lift fingerprint from gun trigger,” sometimes life really does pan out like it would onscreen.

Playing a vital role in forensics, super glue is used in a method called cyanoacrylate fuming to reveal fingerprint evidence. It can be difficult to obtain fingerprint evidence from firearms, especially around the trigger, but in this case, the adhesive worked to bring about a successful result. You could say that the “sticky” helped solve the tricky.

How exciting is it that this everyday product found in tons of households, can also be utilized in the name of justice to catch criminals? Discover how to use our favorite bonding solutions in your own fingerprint finding activity, fun for both children and the amateur detective-at-heart.

Also, do tell us how you used this adhesive for your repair rescues or inspiring innovations, and you could win some nifty free samples!

Removing Super Glue from Unwanted Surfaces

October 31st, 2014
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Super Glue can hold together almost anything, from small refrigerator magnets to cracks in furniture. Super Glue does not discriminate and will adhere itself to any surface. What can you do when some drops of Super Glue get on your desk, floor, or even on your hands?

 
Nail polish remover with acetone can be your best friend in these sticky situations. It can break down the dried up substance from any surface. However, acetone from nail polish is a harsh chemical that can damage some surfaces. Before you begin, apply only a small amount to an inconspicuous spot and wait about 10 to 15 minutes to ensure that the acetone will not eat through your surface. If your surface can handle it, apply some acetone to a dry cloth and start by dabbing at the dried glue until the entire residue is gone. Once the stain is completely removed, use a damp cloth with clean water to get rid of the remaining acetone chemical and odor.

 
If you notice that the acetone is damaging your furniture, sanding it down will be the best alternative. However, this option can also damage your furniture and may require professional assistance. Sanding down the furniture can be tricky and the furniture may require some polish afterwards to blend in.

 
Super Glue is an amazing adhesive that can help you out with any type of project you may have, but always remember to protect your surrounding areas to avoid having to remove it. Once it dries on a surface it can be stubborn to remove. For more information on how to remove super glue refer to our Safety Page. Happy gluing!

Crafting Candy Jars with Super Glue

October 6th, 2014
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It’s that time of year again. Is your house prepared to host a spooky gathering? Halloween Candy Jars are a great way to decorate your home and provide sweet treats at the same time. This simple DIY can be created with only a few items without sacrificing your wallet.

To begin this project you will need candlesticks, jars, knobs, black spray paint, and super glue to hold everything together.

You can begin by spray painting your candlesticks, lids, and knobs and leaving them out to dry for about 15 minutes. Once each item is dry, super glue each piece together.

Super glue is the perfect adhesive to assist in small projects such as this one. Using a little goes a long way and dries very quickly making it easier for you to get your project done quickly. Just a small dab can glue the knob to the top of the lid and another small dab can glue the candle stick to the bottom of the jar!

Purchase your favorite Halloween candy and fill the jars. For some goriness, you can also purchase some fake blood and add a bloody handprint around the jar!

A great thing about this project is that you can reuse these jars during the holiday season and all you need to do is add a candle and you’ve created a new look. Enjoy!

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