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Takes a licking and keeps on sticking

How to attach a towel bar to stone without drilling? [more inside]
posted by QIbHom on Nov 5, 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

Help me get the glue off my table

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]
posted by rdauphin on Oct 30, 2010 - 9 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

High temperature adhesive for ceramics?

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?
posted by rhythmicahly on Aug 29, 2010 - 5 answers

A good glue can stave of entropy and fill you with a warm glow.

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]
posted by mecran01 on Aug 10, 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

How low (in temperature) will a typical induction heater go?

How suitable is an induction-type hot plate for keeping a liquid stable at a low temperature (target is 70C.)? [more inside]
posted by woodblock100 on Jul 25, 2010 - 26 answers

Fabric as Wallpaper: How to Attach It?

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?
posted by Foam Pants on Jul 11, 2010 - 13 answers

Vermeers on veneers

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]
posted by soma lkzx on Jun 18, 2010 - 9 answers

How do I get adhesive from a T-shirt tag off of the front of the T-shirt?

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]
posted by circular on Jun 12, 2010 - 15 answers

Stripping Glue

What equipment and chemicals do I need to strip carpet glue and paint off of a cement/concrete floor? [more inside]
posted by ChrisR on Apr 27, 2010 - 7 answers

God, please let my PVC-to-ABS issue be minor.

ABS, PVC, a six-inch drain and me -- am I as frakked as it appears I am? [more inside]
posted by liquado on Apr 26, 2010 - 12 answers

Is there a foodsafe wood glue?

Is there a wood glue that can take occasional immersion in boiling water and is foodsafe? [more inside]
posted by lhputtgrass on Apr 1, 2010 - 7 answers

more like a MANdaid amirite

Where can I get bandaid that will stay on? [more inside]
posted by DU on Jan 28, 2010 - 43 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

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

The present that sticks together.

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.
posted by anonymous on Aug 4, 2009 - 7 answers

Glue for sheep's wool?

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]
posted by davidriley on Aug 1, 2009 - 14 answers

Need glue for joystick repair.

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?
posted by archagon on Jul 29, 2009 - 23 answers

Something sticky..

What specific product should I use to mount a 40 pound slab of slate to the wall? [more inside]
posted by Glendale on Jul 7, 2009 - 14 answers

Wither art thou, Slimer?

Science, why hast thou forsaken me? Help me work out why my PVA slime isn't slimy. [more inside]
posted by obiwanwasabi on Jul 6, 2009 - 5 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

How can I NOT set this craft on fire?

I'm trying to figure out how to colour some clear glass tea light holders to maximize sexiness and avoid flames. [more inside]
posted by cranberrymonger on Jan 23, 2009 - 12 answers

Before I duct tape it back together...

How can I stick a control panel back on a slow cooker that gets hot? [more inside]
posted by slightlybewildered on Oct 9, 2008 - 4 answers


Looking for removeable glue [more inside]
posted by yoyo_nyc on Jul 4, 2008 - 5 answers

How do I remove this strange glue from my previously carpeted hardwood?

How do I remove this strange glue from my previously carpeted hardwood? [more inside]
posted by bradn on Jun 29, 2008 - 5 answers

Can you paint over wallpaper glue/backing? And can you "seal" the paint?

Can you paint over wallpaper glue/backing? And can you "seal" the paint? [more inside]
posted by adipocere on May 22, 2008 - 16 answers

Recommend Industrial Hot Glue Guns

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?
posted by Murray M on May 15, 2008 - 5 answers

What's the surest way to repair the broken handle of my favorite mug?

What's the surest way to repair the broken handle of my favorite mug? [more inside]
posted by Riverine on May 12, 2008 - 15 answers

Is a glue stick technically food?

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?
posted by ben242 on Apr 13, 2008 - 11 answers

Superglue for food processor workbowl repair?

What glue can I repair my food processor work bowl with? Can I use super glue? [more inside]
posted by sirion on Mar 30, 2008 - 9 answers

Safe way to remove dried super glue from lid of aluminum Macbook?

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?
posted by CharlieChu on Mar 20, 2008 - 13 answers

I like breathing formaldehyde as much as the next person, but...

How do I get rid of that horrible new carpet smell? [more inside]
posted by misanthropicsarah on Feb 28, 2008 - 19 answers

Photo collages: the sticky and the permanent

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]
posted by lisa g on Feb 25, 2008 - 10 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

Will gluing together a laptop's LCD screen panels work?

Will using superglue or gorilla glue to glue together the LCD screen case on a laptop computer work? [more inside]
posted by cog_nate on Oct 31, 2007 - 8 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

mounting paper to wood

What is the best way to mount paper to wood? [more inside]
posted by logic vs love on Aug 16, 2007 - 12 answers

Need REALLY STRONG glue to fix a chair

Need something stronger than epoxy to fix a plastic office chair arm [more inside]
posted by beammeup4 on May 24, 2007 - 13 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

Stuck on you.

A neighbourhood vandal has stuck a "glue trap" to the middle of my windshield. How do I get it off? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by mrmcsurly on Feb 19, 2007 - 22 answers

Peel-off stretchy glue

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]
posted by donnagirl on Nov 7, 2006 - 8 answers

What kind of glue do I need?

How can I glue a photo behind perspex? [more inside]
posted by szechuan on Oct 18, 2006 - 10 answers

Flies on my Mane

Here's a fun one. My hair got caught in flypaper. Now what? [more inside]
posted by Schlimmbesserung on Aug 25, 2006 - 15 answers

Sniffing glue.

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]
posted by methylsalicylate on Aug 24, 2006 - 7 answers

remove old carpet pad glue from concrete floor?

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]
posted by spock on Jul 12, 2006 - 8 answers

Help me get the lint out of my hairbrush

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]
posted by shelleycat on Jul 5, 2006 - 36 answers

glue that will un-glue without damage

Is there a glue that will un-glue without damage to the glued items? [more inside]
posted by ra on May 6, 2006 - 7 answers

DIY metal toys on the cheap.

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!

posted by craniac on Apr 7, 2006 - 19 answers

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