Archive for June, 2015

Packing for Summer Adventures? Remember Your Super Glue

June 28th, 2015
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Fly Fisher April Vokey recently interviewed with the Wall Street Journal. She spoke of her favorite items to have with her while fly fishing. Among them was Super Glue!! We have always known it is a must have for any travel kit. Share how it helped you on our Facebook page. We’d love to hear your story!

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Using Super Glue’s Model & Hobby Cement for Car Model Construction

June 18th, 2015
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Car model done right with Super Glue

For many people, model building is an art form, a challenge, a passion. Connecting all of the intricate plastic pieces takes not only dedication, but also a strong adhesive. Super Glue’s Model & Hobby Cement rises to this car model-building challenge and meets it with flying colors. Through several key characteristics, it proves itself an ideal product to use for this kind of project.

Model & Hobby Cement Features

Whether it’s a car or warship, a successful construction obviously requires an adhesive that will hold the pieces together. No one wants their model to end up in a slew of scattered parts. In comparison with other adhesives, Super Glue’s Model & Hobby Cement creates a superior bond when dealing with certain plastics and it is:

  • Quick setting
  • Dries hard
  • Works well on Polystyrene models/toys & ABS Plastic
  • Welds plastic together
  • Works on cardboard, wood, & ceramics

Tips for Use

Before beginning to build the model, make sure all the plastic pieces are both clean and dry and the project area is ventilated. For best results, use fine sandpaper to roughen surface. Next, once the parts are ready to be joined, pierce the sealed cover of the cement tube with the end of the cap. Make sure to keep the tube directed away from the face and to not squeeze the tube while piercing.

Apply a small amount of cement to one model part and then either press, or use a clamp, to connect to another piece while the adhesive sets. In this case, the way Super Glue’s Model & Hobby Cement creates such a strong bond as it grips the plastic, welds and fuses it together.

Due to its power, not a lot is needed for such small areas of application. Lastly, after drying quickly, full strength should be achieved by the 24-hour mark. And hopefully with all the plastic pieces firmly in place, it will be a model of perfection.

Share Your Bonding Moment with Super Glue

Did you also use Model & Hobby Cement to put together a cool car or ship model? Or did it solve the job of an everyday household repair? Share your story on Super Glue’s Facebook Page.

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.

Drop By and Share Your Repair

Have you also used Clear RTV Silicone Adhesive & Sealant for a similar successful fix? Share your story on Super Glue’s Facebook page and tell others all about your sticky solution!