Posts Tagged ‘holidays’

Hobbies and Holidays – Hold On To Your Wheels!

October 16th, 2012
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Thanksgiving is just around the corner and we are truly thankful for our amazing customers.  Consumer stories keep us informed and up-to-date on product specifications that work for our customers and enable them (you) to do the things they (you) enjoy! 

Holidays are the perfect time for family fun!  And whether you are into hobbies where you build things, like model-making, or hobbies where you go places, like bike riding, you need to make sure you hold on to your wheels!

[Photo Credit:  Keep Your Wheels On blog]

We recently ran across this great blog post by aviation enthusiast and modeler Thayer Syme titled Keep Your Wheels On!  In it the author gives a great tip for doing just that – reinforcing the wheels on the RC model’s axel by adding a few drops of our removable threadlocker product, Pacer Z-42 (pictured): 

[Photo Credit:  Keep Your Wheels On Blog Post]

He says, “Grinding a flat on the axel and applying a drop of Pacer’s Z-42 Threadlocker ensures the best possible chance of secure mounting with wheel collars.”

The author goes on to suggest, “while wheel collars are handy and easy to use they aren’t always appropriate.  They can look out of scale  on smaller models and add unnecessary weight … I’ll often use a lightweight cotter pin instead …”  You should read the entire blog post as the author, Thayer Syme, is very descriptive and technical.  He gives excellent advice for securing RC model airplane wheels and you don’t want to miss one step! 

We particularly liked this reinforcement process though because he ends it by mentioning another product of ours ZAP:  “While you can solder it to the axle, I usually just use a drop or two of thin Zap super glue to hold the tubing in place.”

So if your hobby is model airplanes we know that Pacer’s Z-42 removable threadlocker, and ZAP will keep those wheels secure, but what about if your hobby is bikeriding?

[Photo Credit:  Gear Post from Tall Guy On A Bike blog]

Turns out Pacer’s Z-42 removable threadlocker is a great product for holding onto bigger wheels as well.  According to Tall Guy On A Bike blog the bicycle pictured here took him “across the country … The most important part of a touring bike – the wheels … dripped some Pacer Z-42 removable threadlock into the spoke ends and the wheels stayed true for the entire ride.”  Again, great news and we appreciate the shout out! 

It’s important to know that our products are successful in keeping hobbyists and sports enthusiasts in good working order so they (you) can go about the business of enjoying what they (you) love to do!

Please continue to blog about our products and also send us your stories.  It is really important that we keep in touch with our customers and know how our products can best meet your needs.  We are super thankful for all of our customers and wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving and terrific beginning to a holiday season filled with lots of time for doing all of the things you love to do!!  Hold onto your wheels … here we go!

 

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!