Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Rubber Rehab

One of the most unique characteristics of summer is that it allows us to wear rubber shoes. We’re not talking about shoes with rubber soles. We’re talking about footwear made entirely or almost entirely from rubber. Like flip flops. Or, as have become the rage lately from kids aged 1-100; Crocs.

However, as fun as it is to chuck aside the leather for the summer, unfortunately rubber shoes seem more prone to ripping, breaking, or coming unglued (oh yeah, we went there!)

Lucky for you though, inside your tool chest (if it’s properly stocked, that is), you’ll find a quick fix for all of your rubber shoe repairs. Sticky Ass Glue and Sticky Jack Glue work amazingly well on repairing rubber. Plus, since they’re waterproof you can walk right back into the lake in your Crocs or flops, without weakening the bond.

So…keep having a great summer, all the while saving your pennies by rehabbing your rubber shoes.

Questions on repairs? Shoot us a note at glue@stickyassglue.com

Monday, June 22, 2009

Why The Amber Hue?

In a perfect world, all glue would dry clear. And that’s what we tell our readers, who have inquired about the slight amber hue that Sticky Ass Glue has once it has dried. Unfortunately, the nature of polyurethane glues is to turn a slight shade of yellowish brown once it dries.

This is caused by the chemical composition of polyurethane, and to date the technology hasn’t been invented where we can maintain the integrity of the glue (read: the strength) and produce a clear dry. The polyurethanes that are available currently with a clear dry, will actually turn yellow over time, or after exposure to UV light (as, in from the sun). So to reduce the appearance of dried SAG, remember first and foremost that a little bit goes a long way.

Secondly, remember that you can sand any excess glue right off. Or, you can paint right over SAG, if there’s just a tiny bit showing. Thirdly, remember that our glue expands less than other polyurethanes on the market, so the amount of excess glue showing will be minimal compared with other glues.

Finally, keep in mind that for smaller projects, there’s our incredible Sticky Jack Super Glue, which has been triple distilled, and will dry clear. Not to mention, Sticky Jack Super Glue boasts our signature stubbornly strong bonding qualities!

Hope that “clears” up any questions. If not, feel free to send us an email at glue@stickyassglue.com

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Building Ambition

With the arrival of nice weather, the Glue Crew always gets a bit ambitious. Well, actually it seems more like our wives and kids get ambitious for us. Whether it’s deciding to finally repair the split 2’ x 4’ in the corner of the deck, or caving in and finally making good on the promise to build the kids a skateboard ramp; the nice weather prevents us from procrastinating any longer.

But, we’re also not content to tackle wooden projects with just a few lousy nails. Nails rust, and tend to split the wood around them (and splinters are so NOT fun!) So we always make sure to fortify any bond with Sticky Ass Glue. SAG can strengthen any bond between two pieces of wood, and can even be used to fill in splits in wood around nail or screws.

So, if you find yourself feeling like a go-getter, who is ready to tackle some outdoor wooden repairs (or just can’t get away with putting them off any longer) make sure that you pick up a tube of SAG at your local hardware store first.

Besides, you’ll be amazed at how many other projects you’ll find it useful for.

Questions? Buzz us at glue@gluecrew.com

Friday, June 12, 2009

Landscaping Lessons!

There’s no time like the present to be getting your yard in order! We write to remind you while you’re plucking weeds, or planting seeds, should you come across cracked stone, brick or tile; you needn’t replace the broken pieces. Sticky Ass Glue or Sticky Jack Glue will make them good as new again, for a fraction of the cost of replacement.

The same goes for those Terra Cotta planters (which seem to break with astonishing regularity.) A dab of SAG of SJG (which are both waterproof) will fix those up in a jiffy. Moreover, any cracks in mosaic tile pots or fountains can be easily bonded within just hours.

So, before you head to the lawn or garden store for replacement landscaping accents, remember that one 4 oz bottle of SAG or SJG can save you a bundle, and help your lawn, patio, porch or deck look its best this summer.

For any questions on using SAG for landscaping repairs, drop us a line at glue@stickyassglue.com