Archive for April, 2015

How to Fix an Aquarium with Silicone Glue

April 26th, 2015
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Aquarium repaired with Super Glue


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.


Did you also use the Clear RTV Silicone Adhesive & Sealant for a similar aquarium repair? Please share you story with us on Super Glue’s Facebook page.  We’d love to hear from you!

Super Cool View from the Pilot’s Seat in a Mustang RC Plane

April 20th, 2015
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This is amazing!  So realistic!  Check out this Super Cool P-51D Mustang Remote Control (RC) Plane … You feel like you are in the Pilot’s Seat!

Super Cool P-51D Mustang RC Plane

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.