I got it into my head that it would be fun to cover the wall next to the downstairs toilet with this stash of Bazooka Joe comics I recently found, but I'm not sure the best way to go about it. What kind of adhesive should I use? Will the wax paper deter adhesion? The wall is currently painted with a blue flat latex. What should I prime the surface with? I'm figuring I'd apply them one at a time, but is there a more efficient way to do it? [more inside]
Blue/white-tac issues. How do I keep my shiz on the walls instead of on the floor? My posters/notices keep falling off my walls. None are particularly heavy paper or strange glossy finishes. Surfaces I want the paper posters to adhere to are either wooden doors or normal painted walls. 75% stay up for months without issue - others fall down on a weekly basis. [more inside]
The rubbery casing on my MacBook's charger just split after 6 months of use. I bought this one after the same thing happened to my last one. It's not splitting in the high strain zone near the body of the adapter, but part way down the cord. What's the best way to prevent the cord from splitting further? I've tried electrical tape previously, but it doesn't hold up well and leaves a lot of goopy adhesive behind. Thanks!
The metal ceiling grate/register immediately over the bed is precariously loose. The thought of this thing crashing down onto my head at night is... keeping me up at night. I need an adhesive - stat! [more inside]
I need to glue a better aerator on to the old aerator in my kitchen tap. I want a glue that's safe for potable water, gluing metal to plastic, but all my searches bring up US results that I can't find in the UK. Can anyone recommend one, preferably from experience? [more inside]
Our rental apartment has a tile-covered shower but no built-in curtain rod. Right now we are making do with a spring tension rod that collapses at the lightest touch. I am considering purchasing the Rotator Rod and installing it with the No-Drilling Required Adapters for Hard Surfaces that uses the "nie wieder bohren" semi-permanent adhesive to attach. I am concerned it might be difficult to remove when we move out of the apartment months or years later. Do you have any experiences or advice that might inform this decision?
I have some masking tape adhesive residue on my windows. They are vinyl windows double pane with argon gas inside. I use naptha with is lighter fluid although I use the actual stuff from a paint store to remove adhesive on other stuff it works well. It is safe on plastic. What I'm wondering will it damage the stuff that holds the glass panels to the frame (I think its silicone not sure though) I dont want it to get damaged and let the argon gas leak out.
I want to mount a poster on painted black wood and then add a nice gloss. I currently have ModgePodge and Envirotech High Gloss Pour. The ModgePodge worked well on a ceramic tile and card stock for beer coasters I was designing but the gloss still had air bubbles despite the equal mixing and required stirring. I live in an apartment and cannot pour on a large area as the poster. Is there a work around...a brush on finish or spray that will be clear? I do want the gloss and not just a polyurethane spray (I do own that, though).
Looking for an adhesive that can bond silcon rubber to ABS. Being able to fill small gaps would be a plus
What adhesive does the NYC Parking Violations Bureau use to put those nearly unremovable "shame stickers" on car windows? [more inside]
Suitable glue to bond glass to ceramics - must dry clear, and be dishwasher proof (or at least waterproof) [more inside]
What adhesive should I use for a leather insole and a Sorbothane heel pad? [more inside]
Chemists, Engineers, Tinkerers, and Adhesion experts of MeFi: Is there some sticky substance I can put in these metal ball+plates joints that will do the opposite of lubricating them -- increasing the friction between the surfaces? This is for a slightly nicer (chrome) version of this lamp that I just got (new in box) at a flea market. [more inside]
How do I attach velcro tape to my couch cushions? [more inside]
How do you extend the shelf-life of a tube of adhesive, such as Goop or E-6000 by preventing it from drying out during long periods without use? [more inside]
I would like to permanently reattach small metal fittings to their plastic housing- should I use waterproof glue? [more inside]
How do I make decorative sticky-notes stick? [more inside]
I'm looking for a sticker material that comes on a roll of waxy paper. [more inside]
I need to find a strong and durable, all-weather adhesive. I am repairing a mural that was done on parachute cloth. It is near a bus stop and kids have been picking at it and now sections of the original painting are missing. In addition to repainting the missing section I need to get the parts of the cloth that are no longer attached to the wall to stick back down. [more inside]
What is the best adhesive to use to permanently affix Auralex acoustic treatment foam tiles to cinder block walls? I'd like it to be strong, but not impossible to remove in the future. I don't want any glue to soak through (about 1.5" of foam). Small job, just need the best glue.
What epoxy/adhesives are recommended for adhering acrylic to wood with a permanent, strong bond? [more inside]
Super Scotch Tape: Does anyone know a source for this particular kind of tape? [more inside]
The solid piece of rubber trim around the wheel well of my car is gradually peeling away. What kind of adhesive should I use to reattach it?
What sort of adhesive do I need to stick stainless steel to a ceramic surface, which will withstand repeated immersions in boiling water, and will be food-safe? [more inside]
Tell me about using spirit gum near my actual hair. [more inside]
How do I remove sticky residue from Elmer's Multipurpose Spray Adhesive from my wooden desk? [more inside]
Need help with talavera tile installation on oil impregnated plywood. [more inside]
Best way to get duct tape residue off windows, and how to hold broken car windows up? [more inside]
I need a recommendation for a particular adhesive. The application is to secure a synthetic rubber(not sure of exact composition) seal or gasket to smooth stainless steel that will remain at temperatures of at least 100C (212F) for 5+ hours at a time. [more inside]
Tomorrow, my boyfriend and I will be photographed nude and somewhat covered in electronics (music making equipment and cords). Is there anyway to attach expensive, somewhat heavy mixers and controllers to our bodies? [more inside]
When hard plastic breaks is there any adhesive that will 'weld' it back together so it won't just snap again at the glue point under pressure? [more inside]
I want to affix Peeps (the Easter atrocities) to fabric in order to make a costume. BY TOMORROW. Crafty MeFites, hope me with your glue-gun wisdom! [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good adhesive tape for an automobile dashboard? [more inside]
Looking for a heat resistant adhesive to use to attach feet onto my laptop. [more inside]
I'm considering using 3M Command strips to hang some lightweight pictures on the walls of my new apartment. These walls are painted taupe, and I don't want to mess up that paint when I eventually move out. Will the adhesive on these strips take any paint with them when they're removed? Do they come off easily? [more inside]
Need to attach a felt mustache to my kid's face for a school Halloween party. No time to buy anything fancy (a la spirit gum or the like); what should I use? [more inside]
Is the vinyl tape on my flashlight exhibiting anomalous rheology? [more inside]
What kind of adhesive is used to secure an undermount kitchen sink to the underside of a countertop? [more inside]
I want to glue and layer tissue paper to bristol board. Help me pick out the right kind of adhesive! [more inside]
woodworkers and/or adhesive experts: Is there some way to "seal" a thin piece of cedar wood so that it won't split? [more inside]
I chipped a bathroom wall tile while drilling a hole in it. The chipped bit came off the surface of the tile quite cleanly and I want to re-attach it. What adhesive should I use?
Online source for SINGLE metal or foil customer specified text labels? [more inside]
I used some clear adhesive wrist protectors on my white MacBook, and after removing them, all of the adhesive is stuck on my Mac's wrist rest. What is the safest way to clean the gunk off? Goo Gone? iKlear? Something else?
I need to wrap a bicycle frame with a specifically colored tape. [more inside]
What are good adhesives to bond rubber/latex and cloth to aluminum? [more inside]
A neighbourhood vandal has stuck a "glue trap" to the middle of my windshield. How do I get it off? (more inside) [more inside]
I need to attach a promotional magnet to a paper flyer. I'd like to use that peel-off adhesive often used to attach samples in magazine ads. What is it? [more inside]
How can I glue a photo behind perspex? [more inside]
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