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Adhering an old sticker to a notebook

I bought this planner for 2017, because I'm one of those people who's convinced that my life will be perfect if I can just find the right organizational system. I want to put this amazing sticker on the cover and have it last as long as possible. The sticker is from 1975 so I'm worried that the adhesive left won't do a great job. What are some things I can do/steps I can take to make sure it stays stuck thoroughly as long as possible? (If nothing else, I was thinking about putting some kind of adhesive around the edges on the bottom before I stick it down, but what kind?) Any thoughts? Thanks!
posted by skycrashesdown on Dec 26, 2016 - 24 answers

How to securely affix googly eyes to face/hands? (Halloween)

For halloween this year I want to do something like this. as a costume. But if I just use the standard sticky backs that come on googly eyes I assume the eyes will constantly come unstuck and I am going to be leave a trail all around public transport and any party I go too. Is there an adhesive / substance that I can buy that I can use to securely yet removably affix googly eyes to my face and hands?
posted by Another Fine Product From The Nonsense Factory on Sep 11, 2016 - 15 answers

How best to glue an object into a mug?

I want to superglue a toy inside a mug - what glue should I use?? [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Oct 27, 2015 - 9 answers

Help me paper a wall with Bazooka Joe comics.

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]
posted by Toekneesan on Sep 19, 2015 - 11 answers

A sticky situation

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]
posted by turkeyphant on Apr 21, 2015 - 9 answers

MacBook charger cord casing repair

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!
posted by waninggibbon on Jan 16, 2015 - 15 answers

Perfect for a Ceiling Cat - Unfortunately

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]
posted by nkknkk on Sep 4, 2014 - 11 answers

Drinking water safe adhesive available in the UK

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]
posted by danteGideon on Mar 25, 2014 - 10 answers

Will we be able to clean off "nie wieder bohren" adhesive?

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?
posted by grouse on Dec 1, 2013 - 11 answers

Is naptha (lighter fluid) safe to clean windows?

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.
posted by john123357 on Jun 6, 2013 - 25 answers

Mounting a poster on painted wood with high gloss finish

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).
posted by snap_dragon on Aug 2, 2012 - 8 answers

Looking for Glue

Looking for an adhesive that can bond silcon rubber to ABS. Being able to fill small gaps would be a plus
posted by Raybun on Jun 28, 2012 - 11 answers

NYC PVB sticker adhesive

What adhesive does the NYC Parking Violations Bureau use to put those nearly unremovable "shame stickers" on car windows? [more inside]
posted by KRS on Jun 6, 2012 - 5 answers

Glue to bond glass and ceramics

Suitable glue to bond glass to ceramics - must dry clear, and be dishwasher proof (or at least waterproof) [more inside]
posted by robintw on Jun 1, 2012 - 6 answers

What adhesive should I use for a leather insole and a Sorbothane heel pad?

What adhesive should I use for a leather insole and a Sorbothane heel pad? [more inside]
posted by Flunkie on Feb 29, 2012 - 1 answer

How to increase friction in metal ball+plates joints?

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]
posted by amtho on Jan 7, 2012 - 16 answers

How do I attach velcro tape to my couch cushions?

How do I attach velcro tape to my couch cushions? [more inside]
posted by reverend cuttle on Dec 5, 2011 - 12 answers

Prevent a Tube of Goop or E6000 From Drying Up Before You Can Use It All

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]
posted by purefusion on Aug 16, 2011 - 10 answers

Is waterproof glue my best option?

I would like to permanently reattach small metal fittings to their plastic housing- should I use waterproof glue? [more inside]
posted by tangaroo on Mar 3, 2011 - 13 answers

How do I create my killer Post-It collage?

How do I make decorative sticky-notes stick? [more inside]
posted by malusmoriendumest on Jan 20, 2011 - 7 answers

Sticker paper

I'm looking for a sticker material that comes on a roll of waxy paper. [more inside]
posted by interrobang on Dec 28, 2010 - 9 answers


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]
posted by cloeburner on Nov 5, 2010 - 4 answers

Make the Foam Stick to the Wall

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.
posted by fourcheesemac on Sep 2, 2010 - 6 answers

Looking for adhesives for wood and acrylic.

What epoxy/adhesives are recommended for adhering acrylic to wood with a permanent, strong bond? [more inside]
posted by ogunther on Aug 1, 2010 - 7 answers

Trying to identify this tougher type of scotch tape...

Super Scotch Tape: Does anyone know a source for this particular kind of tape? [more inside]
posted by toftflin on Jul 4, 2010 - 2 answers

Adhesive For Automotive Trim

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?
posted by dephlogisticated on Mar 23, 2010 - 6 answers

Food safe adhesive - stainless to porcelian

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]
posted by pompomtom on Jan 17, 2010 - 11 answers

Using spirit gum to attach a prosthetic near my real hair

Tell me about using spirit gum near my actual hair. [more inside]
posted by Riki tiki on Oct 29, 2009 - 4 answers

Well at least my Halloween costume looks good...

How do I remove sticky residue from Elmer's Multipurpose Spray Adhesive from my wooden desk? [more inside]
posted by lucy.jakobs on Oct 26, 2009 - 12 answers

How to install tile on oily surface?

Need help with talavera tile installation on oil impregnated plywood. [more inside]
posted by leafwoman on Oct 25, 2009 - 5 answers

Getting tape residue off windows, and holding broken ones up?

Best way to get duct tape residue off windows, and how to hold broken car windows up? [more inside]
posted by nmaster64 on Sep 16, 2009 - 14 answers

rubber to steel - high temp adhesive

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]
posted by well_balanced on Sep 16, 2009 - 12 answers

Gear Porn

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]
posted by Juliet Banana on Jul 6, 2009 - 12 answers

Melty glue, make my plastic good as new.

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]
posted by GleepGlop on Apr 8, 2009 - 8 answers

1. Peeps 2. Glue Gun 3. ???? 4. PROFIT!

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]
posted by Unicorn on the cob on Apr 3, 2009 - 18 answers

Stick 'em up

Can anyone recommend a good adhesive tape for an automobile dashboard? [more inside]
posted by paxton on Mar 21, 2009 - 5 answers

Heat Resistent Adhesive?

Looking for a heat resistant adhesive to use to attach feet onto my laptop. [more inside]
posted by gzimmer on Mar 15, 2009 - 11 answers

Will 3M Command strips damage the paint?

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]
posted by katillathehun on Mar 11, 2009 - 14 answers

Tipped in Color Plates

Is this a "tipped in" book plate? [more inside]
posted by Tube on Jan 18, 2009 - 13 answers

Vintage water slide decal adhesive

What is the adhesive that backs water slide decals made of? [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Nov 9, 2008 - 3 answers

Pump him full of testosterone and he'll grow his own mustache! No, wait.

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]
posted by Lucinda on Oct 30, 2008 - 17 answers

Tape Creep

Is the vinyl tape on my flashlight exhibiting anomalous rheology? [more inside]
posted by Tube on Oct 17, 2008 - 5 answers

My kitchen sink has fallen, and it can't get up!

What kind of adhesive is used to secure an undermount kitchen sink to the underside of a countertop? [more inside]
posted by elmwood on Mar 21, 2008 - 9 answers

Adhering tissue paper in the very best way possible?

I want to glue and layer tissue paper to bristol board. Help me pick out the right kind of adhesive! [more inside]
posted by actionpact on Feb 22, 2008 - 11 answers

make her bigger basket better

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]
posted by amtho on Oct 8, 2007 - 15 answers

How do I repair a damaged ceramic tile?

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?
posted by DZ-015 on Oct 4, 2007 - 8 answers

Online metal label source needed

Online source for SINGLE metal or foil customer specified text labels? [more inside]
posted by wylde21 on Sep 24, 2007 - 1 answer

I don't like sticky everywhere.

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?
posted by 4ster on Jul 9, 2007 - 15 answers

Suggestions for wrapping a bicycle frame with tape?

I need to wrap a bicycle frame with a specifically colored tape. [more inside]
posted by wfrgms on May 25, 2007 - 6 answers

What are good adhesive to bond rubber/latex and cloth to aluminum?

What are good adhesives to bond rubber/latex and cloth to aluminum? [more inside]
posted by h2 on May 3, 2007 - 11 answers

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