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 -
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 -
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.
posted by archagon
on Jul 29, 2009 -
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 -
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 -
How do I remove this strange glue from my previously carpeted hardwood? [more inside]
posted by bradn
on Jun 29, 2008 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
What are good adhesives to bond rubber/latex and cloth to aluminum? [more inside]
posted by h2
on May 3, 2007 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Is there a glue that will un-glue without damage to the glued items? [more inside]
posted by ra
on May 6, 2006 -
I love these retro assemblages.
Is it plausible to create small metal assemblage sculptures using nothing but patience and industrial epoxy? and if so,
posted by craniac
on Apr 7, 2006 -
- What epoxies would you recommend?
- Are there sites that cheerfully discuss this sort of industrial craftiness?
How can I clean glue residue off my polyester shoes without wrecking them? Difficulty: theres also suede leather on the sheos. [more inside]
posted by GleepGlop
on Apr 2, 2006 -
I'd like to use Rasterbator
to create a large wall decoration, glued onto thin MDF or plywood. I want to paint the MDF/plywood a dark colour first. What paper and/or glue should I use to make sure the dark paint colour doesn't bleed through the glued on papers? [more inside]
posted by Kickstart70
on Mar 11, 2006 -
So, I've got quite a bit of gooey stuff on my the keyboard of my laptop. How do I get it off? [more inside]
posted by oddman
on Jan 5, 2006 -
I need to be gluing paper to paper for long lasting results. Please help me find a glue that will not let go! [more inside]
posted by bilabial
on Nov 21, 2005 -
How do you get that sticky glue residue off of the the back/front of things (e.g. a book) that a sticker used to be on? [more inside]
posted by Stauf
on Nov 2, 2005 -
I would like an online resource that recommends the correct glue to use, given the two materials you would like to attach... [more inside]
posted by cadastral
on Apr 25, 2005 -
I'm attaching paper labels to cardboard boxes and I need a super-strength glue that bonds and holds, preferably one that sprays or brushes on. Have you ever tried to remove a label from a box and it just strips away fruitlessly into tiny pieces? Now we're talking. Where can I get glue like this?
posted by rolypolyman
on Apr 22, 2005 -
I just bought a 1999 Honda Civic Ex coupe. The front grill "H" emblem was missing. The salesperson ordered one and told me that it was easy to replace as it affixed with double sticky tape, or something like that. The H arrived, but . . . [more inside]
posted by Juicylicious
on Apr 16, 2005 -
Some months ago I dropped my Titanium PowerBook, and cracked the case on the lighter-coloured surround of lower case. The damage is only cosmetic, it has continued to work flawlessly since, with some sticky tape over the crack.
The tape is beginning to wear out, however, and instead of re-applying it, I thought of just glueing the crack together. What glue would work?
posted by Mwongozi
on Nov 21, 2004 -
I was mounting a pipe to the ceiling in my loft, and being SO not a handyman was flying by the seat of my pants. I was super-gluing some stuff to the pipe in situ, and some of the glue dripped onto my (laminated?) hardwood floors. [mi] [more inside]
posted by robbie01
on Nov 8, 2004 -
What is a good way to get the residual glue from medical tape / EKG pads off the skin? Lots of soap and water doesn't seem to be doing the trick. [mi]
posted by Chanther
on Oct 27, 2004 -
My laptop keeps losing it's rubber feet! It's a dell inspiron 660m. thistothat.com suggests
something called Barges Glue
, but I'm concerned because of two things. One, that my laptop gets quite toasty (it's on my lap for two hours of commuting every day), and two, that there's the goopy messy remains of the original glue that I'm not sure what to do with. Anyone got a nifty solution?
posted by Flat Feet Pete
on Jul 28, 2004 -