Have you ever broken something and used super glue to put it back together correctly? Super glue is a strong adhesive that works well to bond many types of materials together. In my home we always have a back up tube just in case we need it quickly. We’ve found over the years that super glue can be used for many different things. Here are some great uses of super glue that will really help hold your life together.
1. Shoe Repair– If your sole is falling off of your shoe use super glue to make a permanent bond that will stand up to most daily wear and activities. If the seal breaks just add a few more drops and reseal.
2. Mount Wood– If you’re a craftsman and building a piece of work from wood, try super gluing the two pieces together before hammering in nails. This makes sure you have an even entry and gives it an even more durable seal.
3. Posters– Only do this if your OK with the poster being permanent on your wall or fine with damage when removing. Instead of using thumb tacks use small dots of super glue on each corner for a permanent bond. A small amount will work and will cause little damage when removing.
4. Headlight Cracks– Keep an extra tube in your car for easy repairs to headlights and other plastic car parts. Sealing the crack with super glue will prevent any water from getting to the interior of the light.
5. Ripped Upholstery– If you have a tear in a car seat or chair and don’t have the money to get it fixed right away, you can use super glue to hold the sides together. Just put a small line on one side and overlap with the other, pressing until bonded.
6. Injuries– If you’re hiking or camping and sustain a bad injury you can bond the wound with super glue until you get to the hospital. This will prevent excess bleeding and keep dirt or other substances from getting in the wound.
7. Repair Stripped Screw Holes– If you’re having a problem with a stripped screw hole, try packing the hole with sawdust and saturating the entire thing with superglue. This will allow the screw to grip the previously non existent sides.
8. Junk Art– If you have a creative side and a junk drawer full of useless items try making a craft from it. Build a sculpture with nothing but the junk in your drawer and super glue. Change, paperclips, old pencils, or anything you can find will work for a great piece of artwork. You could also built a card tower and super glue it together for a lasting card sculpture.
9. Reveal Fingerprints– For a fun experiment with the kids have them hold a cheap object and then place a quarter sized drop of super glue on the object. Heat the object in the oven at a very low temperature or with a hair dryer and the fumes will make the prints appear.
10. Save Your Fingers– If you play guitar or have another job that uses the tips of your fingers frequently, try using super glue to make a thin protective layer to prevent damage. When you’re ready for it to come off use fine grain sand paper to remove the glue down to the skin.
Super glue has many uses and these are but a few. Use this super strong adhesive whenever you have a situation where two things need to be bonded. These are the uses I have come up with over the years, let me know yours down below.
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