Posts Tagged ‘Future Glue’

Like New! Super Glue & Plastics

February 23rd, 2013
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[Photo Credit:  Shirl in Dallas]

We were thrilled to receive this photo and testimonial from one of our cherished customers in Dallas, Texas.  “Shirl” wrote in to tell us how super glue was able to repair one of her household treasures:

“Hi!  I have a ‘super glue testimonial’ – I have a Lucite ice bucket that has a detachable lid.  The lid fits into the bucket with a small Lucite fob.  In my haste the other day the lid fell and the fob broke away from its ‘place’.  I used the glue and allowed it to dry and ‘eureka’!!! it worked!!!!  Is that good or what???”

Shirl, we think that’s not just good – it’s GREAT!  THANKS for sharing your story!  Our customers are the most valuable resource our research and development team has in its “toolbox”.  Customer stories provide THE BEST product feedback and help us tailor our products to meet the wide variety of challenges our customers encounter on a daily basis.  We especially liked this feedback as certain plastics have posed a problem at times, in the past, for super glues

Plastics today can be made out of many different chemicals and consist of a variety of substrates as many plastics (particularly kids’ toys) are often made from recycled materials.  This can be problematic when developing a glue for the general category of “plastics” because the term “plastics” can actually reference a lot of different materials and substrates.  We’re glad that The Original Super Glue(R) worked for Shirl’s Lucite ice bucket, but you may appreciate knowing we also have a unique super glue made just for plastics, too.  It is called Plastic-Fuse and works when other super glues won’t.  The key to this glue is the primer that you apply to the surface of the plastic prior to applying the Future Glue Gel(R).  It works best for use with polyethylene and polypropylene based materials also known as “plastics”.  This unique product solution – job specific to plastics – came about as a result of customer feedback.  We can’t overemphasize how much we value this type of  input!!

If you have a story about how one of our products worked to solve one of your project challenges, or if you haven’t yet found an adhesive product that works well  for one of your project challenges, tell us – we want to hear from you – and you may win some free super glue!

 

Holiday Shopping: Don’t Forget the Baking Soda and Super Glue!

October 29th, 2011
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[Photo Credits:  Arm & Hammer Baking Soda and The Original Super Glue]

Early on this holiday season, do yourself a favor and pick up these two classic items at the store – Baking Soda and Super Glue.  Why?  Just do it.  Trust us. 

It’s an odd combination, we know.   But here’s why …. Each product has an amazing array of uses on its own.  Baking Soda is not only great for use as an ingredient in baking and cooking, but can be used for cleaning (clothes, carpets, toys), exfoliating (face, feet), freshening (refrigerators, odors) and has many other household uses as well.  Likewise, Super Glue is not only great for use in fixing broken things, but can be used for cosmetics (fingernail application, blisters, papercuts), sports (fly fishing, surfing), hobbies and crafts (RC planes, jewelry making, action figures, woodworking, holiday wreath/decoration making, etc.) along with many other household uses as well.  But what if you put these two symbols of strength, purity, and value together?

Artists and craftsmen have found that combining super glue and baking soda makes for amazing chemistry.  We’ve blogged before about guitarists who use baking soda and super glue to mold amazingly durable guitar pics to fingernails.  Craftsmen have also found the combination of super glue and baking soda makes for a great gap filler and building material.  Applying just a drop of super glue to a gap and then adding on some baking soda will fill in the crack and once dry can be sanded to look just like new.  Here are a couple of examples:

[Photo Credit:  Angelfire blog Jin Saotome]

Go to the Angelfire blog to see how he used super glue and baking soda to fill in gaps in this action figure. 

[Photo Credit:  Don’tEatThePaint blog]

Go to the Don’tEatThePaint blog to see how combining super glue and baking soda works for building up and creating a whole new ear on this horse.

There are many other examples of how super glue and baking soda make for a winning combination.  We think you’ll be very happy to have both on hand throughout the holiday season for their individual purposes as well as for the amazing things that can be done when they’re mixed together!!  We can’t think of two better, cheaper products that have such a multitude of uses and also have the potential for helping make your holiday season happy and productive!

Send us your story on how you use super glue and baking soda together as a team and you may win free super glue samples!

 

 

Art in Miniature

September 9th, 2010
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[Photo Credit: Jacqui M.]

The picture on the top left looks like a photo of a life size fishing boat tied to the dock, but the second photo includes a ruler to prove it is actually a scale-size replica.  Aren’t they amazing??

Miniature Art is fascinating. It can be held in the palm of your hand.  Paintings, sculptures and scale-model furniture are just some examples of how this art form is presented, but the process always involves acute attention to detail regardless of its form.

Nothing makes us happier than having satisfied consumers write in to tell us about how Super Glue Corporation’s products are working for them.  We use this information in our product research and development process.  Here is what talented miniature artist (of the fishing scene pictured above), Jacqui M., from Hawaii, recently shared:

I am a miniaturist working in 1:48″ scale and I work with fragile scale pieces that cannot be clamped. I need glues that I can hold together by hand until it sets up and often I need to glue surfaces that are dirty or have had other glue that failed. Future Glue and ProSeal are my very favorite all purpose adhesives as they work for most of the things I need to do. One project entailed gluing a small building frame together and then gluing small strips of weathered wood to that. I also built a skiff that was planked and the pieces needed to be curved around the frame but couldn’t be clamped. ProSeal worked like a charm! I am currently working on a building scene from Sweeney Todd where the barber chair tilts back and required leather to be glued to wood and metal. The entire chair is glued to a “plank” which will drop a “body” into a chute to the lower level. There is no other glue I have tried that would allow me to accomplish these things. I had difficulty soldering copper to make an oven and hopper for a meat grinder and SuperGlue Gel came to the rescue!

Silence High Heels with Super Glue

July 22nd, 2009
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Mary, a creative and satisfied customer, recently sent in this clever idea:  “I sound like a horse walking in heels, but my dance shoes are quiet.  My dance shoes have suede on the heels so I bought a piece of suede … and future glue … and glued little pieces of suede to the bottom of my heels.  All of the suede is still on all of those little heels and they barely make any noise.” …What a great idea…. now any ideas on how to silence the pain from wearing those high heels? 😉

Fly Tying Tip using Future Glue

July 22nd, 2009
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Creg, a satisfied customer recently sent in this super glue story … “For over 40 years I have enjoyed trout fishing and tying artificial insect patterns to entice the trout to strike.  Over the years I have used numerous types of head cements that were commercially manufactured and available specifically for fly tying at sporting goods stores … A little over a year ago I found that I had inadvertently left the top off of my head cement container and the head cement had hardened beyond use.  Now I had a dilemma, I needed to tie some flies for an upcoming fishing trip but didn’t have any head cement and the closest availability for some new head cement was 37 miles away … My next step was Wal-Mart. …. That was when I saw the package of “Future Glue” brush on… I purchased my first bottle, rushed home, tied several flies and found that “Future Glue” far surpassed any other type of head cement I had ever used. … I have passed this secret on to numerous other fly tyers and friends who now have switched to Future Glue Brush-On as well.”