How to attach a towel bar to stone without drilling? [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]
A sticky pad has bonded itself to my all-wood endtable. Can I use a product like Goof-Off to remove it, or will that damage the finish on the table? [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.
My brother sculpted me a beautiful ceramic incense burner for my birthday a few years ago after I finished taking Anthropology at school. The top part resembles the face of some distant human relative, and smoke flows out through the eyes, nose and mouth. Unfortunately, right after he gave it to me, a small piece got chipped off while it was in my backpack! Where can I find a small quantity of good high temperature ( ~ 500F - 2000F) adhesive suitable for ceramics?
I want to take Casio watches (or the equivalent) and/or old cell phones and glue stuff to them--beads, bits of circuit board, Lego minifig heads, etc. What would be the best glue for this purpose? [more inside]
What epoxy/adhesives are recommended for adhering acrylic to wood with a permanent, strong bond? [more inside]
How suitable is an induction-type hot plate for keeping a liquid stable at a low temperature (target is 70C.)? [more inside]
I need to stick a 4'x4' piece of canvas to the wall like wallpaper. I would use wallpaper paste but it would make the black and white fabric look like ass. What should I use to make it permanent and awesome?
I just found out you can print on wood veneer! How can I prevent the wood from cracking along grain lines without laminating it into super-thickness? [more inside]
I pulled the transparent sizing information tag off of the front of a new T-shirt. Now there is a big patch of adhesive on my new T-shirt. :( Help! [more inside]
What equipment and chemicals do I need to strip carpet glue and paint off of a cement/concrete floor? [more inside]
ABS, PVC, a six-inch drain and me -- am I as frakked as it appears I am? [more inside]
Is there a wood glue that can take occasional immersion in boiling water and is foodsafe? [more inside]
Where can I get bandaid that will stay on? [more inside]
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]
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]
Anonymous-cos-they-might-read-it-filter: I want to make some cufflinks for my dad. What sort of glue do I want to bind things onto findings? What do I want for plastic and for metal (say, typewriter keys)? I can't weld or solder, so was wondering how other people made them.
I am trying to glue raw sheep's wool to a felt surface. I'm not sure what type of glue to use. I did spot tests with Elmer's Glue-All and wood glue to no avail. Is there a type of fabric glue that will work for this? The issue seems to be that nothing bonds to the sheep's wool, or that the wool sort of just separates and falls off the bonded area. Thanks! [more inside]
I need to glue together a plastic joystick that snapped at the base. Joystick will be moved and twisted, and supports force feedback. Most "crazy" glues don't hold up to such activity, in my experience. Brand suggestions?
What specific product should I use to mount a 40 pound slab of slate to the wall? [more inside]
Science, why hast thou forsaken me? Help me work out why my PVA slime isn't slimy. [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'm trying to figure out how to colour some clear glass tea light holders to maximize sexiness and avoid flames. [more inside]
How can I stick a control panel back on a slow cooker that gets hot? [more inside]
Looking for removeable glue [more inside]
How do I remove this strange glue from my previously carpeted hardwood? [more inside]
Can you paint over wallpaper glue/backing? And can you "seal" the paint? [more inside]
Hot glue: I need a REALLY INDUSTRIAL hot glue gun. Something that puts the glue out like nobodies business. Something that won't make my fingers tired either if I'm doing it all day, if possible. I can spend up to $150. What works?
What's the surest way to repair the broken handle of my favorite mug? [more inside]
How many calories are there in a glue stick? This question came up in a discussion with a chef about at what point edible things cease to be food. The chef felt that the substance must contain some kind of nutritional content. Is a glue stick food if it has calories? What about elmer's glue?
What glue can I repair my food processor work bowl with? Can I use super glue? [more inside]
Help! I had some super glue drip onto the lid of my Macbook Pro. Is acetone based nail remover a wildly dangerous thing to try to use on the aluminum surface of my precious laptop?
How do I get rid of that horrible new carpet smell? [more inside]
I'm starting a series of collages where I'm attaching bits of photos to other photos, and I'm curious about the best adhesives and sealants for archival purposes. [more inside]
I want to glue and layer tissue paper to bristol board. Help me pick out the right kind of adhesive! [more inside]
Will using superglue or gorilla glue to glue together the LCD screen case on a laptop computer work? [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]
What is the best way to mount paper to wood? [more inside]
Need something stronger than epoxy to fix a plastic office chair arm [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]
Here's a fun one. My hair got caught in flypaper. Now what? [more inside]
I have old magazines on very thin, cheap, disintegrating paper. How best to decoupage them to a wooden surface without the reverse side showing through? [more inside]
Anybody know how to remove old carpet padding glue from concrete basement floor? Remodeling the room, want to paint the concrete floor (more inside). [more inside]
Please help me get the lint and grossness out of my hairbrush. I've had this problem for several years now, my hair brush gets full of what looks like dryer lint. I'm assuming it's a combination of dust, cat hair and lint from my clothing. Actual hair isn't a problem, I can pull that out easily enough, but this stuff wraps around the bristles and gets stuck in there. Please help me clean it out because I'm sick of buying a new brush every six months. [more inside]
Is there a glue that will un-glue without damage to the glued items? [more inside]
I love these retro assemblages. Is it plausible to create small metal assemblage sculptures using nothing but patience and industrial epoxy? and if so,
- What epoxies would you recommend?
- Are there sites that cheerfully discuss this sort of industrial craftiness? Thanks!