Adhesives

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How to Remove Duct Tape Residue

It only takes 5 steps to remove that sticky duct tape residue!

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How to Remove Super Glue from Plastic

Once super glue is on something, you may think nothing is going to get it off.

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An Adhesive for Every Purpose: Choose the Right One the First Time

Before you glue or stick anything together, make sure you're using the right adhesive.

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7 Tips for Making Wood Glue Dry Faster

Stuck watching glue dry? See how you can shorten your wood glue dry time so you can move on with your project.

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15 Adhesive Glue Types and How to Use Them

Pick the best match for your materials.

Silicone glue is applied on home flooring.
4 Common Uses for Silicone Glue

Learn about one of the most versatile adhesives on the market.

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Three Ways to Thin Epoxy Resin

Find out how to get the consistency you need for your next epoxy resin project.

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4 Tips for Quickly Drying Silicone Adhesives

If your schedule isn't as flexible as your silicone adhesive, here are some ways to rush the curing process.

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Epoxy FAQs

Q: How Much Material Do I Need to Purchase? One gallon of epoxy will cover 12.8 square feet at

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4 Tips for Removing Super Glue from Wood

Lift super glue spills and stains without harming your wood surfaces with harsh chemicals.

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8 Ways to Remove Epoxy Adhesive

Epoxy adhesives don't have to make you feel stuck. Learn the best ways for removing them.

Glue being used to attach two pieces of wood together.
How to Remove Dried Wood Glue

A little too much glue can get all over.

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4 Tips for Removing Heavy Duty Construction Adhesives

Construction adhesives are sticky so removal is challenging.

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4 Tips for Speeding Up Super Glue Drying Time

Sometimes you need to shorten the dry time for your super glue. Here are four tips to get the job done.

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How to Use Cyanoacrylate as a Filler

Cyanoacrylate glue is a great filler.

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5 Tips for Removing Spray Adhesives

Spray glue gets everywhere. Here's how to get it off.

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How to Apply a Polyimide Adhesive

Polyimide-based adhesives belong to the synthetic organic chains. These adhesives are generally available as liquids or films and are very expensive. It is also difficult to handle them. However, these are superior in comparison to most other adhesives as they retain the bonding strength for long time

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5 Advantages to Using a Polyimide Adhesive

Polyimide adhesive is used in a wide range of applications in the industrial sector. This adhesive contains chemical substances that make it resistant to many types of elements. As result, you will find this adhesive being used in cars, microwave ovens and building construction. The adhesive can also

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5 Problems Found when Applying Polyimide Adhesives

Polyimide-based adhesives have been commonly used for many applications. They are generally available in liquid forms. These are very expensive as well as difficult to handle. They can retain the bonding strength for a long time at high temperatures. These are generally applied mechanically or by dispensing

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How to Paint Over Pressure Sensitive Tape

A pressure sensitive tape is also known as adhesive tape or sticky tape. The tape is widely used in households for various purposes, on materials such as plastic, metal, fabrics or paper. You Will Need: Paint (water based) Small brush with natural fibers Double sided paper tape Step

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How to Remove a Rubber Adhesive

Rubber adhesive can be made out of different materials, of which polyurethane, styrene, silicone and neoprene are common examples. Efficient in bonding surfaces, these adhesives can be quite stubborn to remove from surfaces where they are unwanted. Here are several solutions you can use to remove them

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How to Remove Gummed Tape

If you have gummed tape sticking to wood, metal or glass, it can be annoying and can be messy to remove. Yet, there are a few ways to remove it with a bit less trouble. Items You Will Need: Rags Razor blade or utility knife Mineral spirits Ice cube Nail polish remover Consider the Surface The type

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4 Reasons Not to Use Cyanoacrylate Glue

Cyanoacrylate glue, also known as super glue is a very fast acting adhesive. Its uses are very widespread, from gluing model airplanes to repairing plastic or ceramic pieces, even experimental surgery sutures. There are a few reasons though, why you shouldn’t use cyanoacrylate glue. 1. Poor Adhesive

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4 Tips When Using Cyanoacrylate Glue

High-performance woodworking glues, like cyanoacrylate glue, are used in industrial applications and need careful handling. 1. Ensure Safety Cyanoacrylate glue has a strong, instant gluing action. Thus, always wear gloves when handling cyanoacrylate glue to ensure that your skin is protected. 2. Control

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How to Apply Threadlocker on Older Hardware

Threadlocker works best on new hardware for several reasons. While you can apply threadlocker to older hardware, spend the extra money and get new hardware if the bolt or screw is on a vehicle or machine where failure of the bolt could cause an accident. Threadlocker works as well on older hardware as

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16 Reasons to Use Threadlocker on Hardware

Threadlocker is a fluid or liquid formula for securing screws and bolts, keeping them from vibrating loose during a variety of situations. Reasons to Use Threadlocker Stops bolts and screws from becoming loose in vibrating machinery, engines or vehicles. Stops bolts and screws from dropping down into

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How to Remove Threadlocker

There are two kinds of threadlocker, permanent and removable. Although permanent threadlocker may be more difficult to remove, in many applications it can be removed with minimal harm to the screw or bolt. Tools and Materials Needed Heat Source (soldering iron or industrial blow dryer capable of 300+

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How to Properly Pack a Suitcase for a Ski Trip

If you are preparing to leave for a ski trip, you need to pack carefully to be prepared for the varying weather conditions you may encounter. The most important point is to plan to dress in layers. Each layer serves a particular purpose for keeping you warm and dry. However, you also need to pack other

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Packing Tape

Used for mailing parcels or varying size and shape, packing tape is designed to meet postal regulations for sealing packages when mailing them. Entirely transparent, packing tape is an adhesive that will last in all temperatures. Boxes sealed with packing tape will be secure for long periods of time,

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Electrical Tape

Available in numerous colors allowing easy identification of wiring, electrical tape is an adhesive that has very specific applications but can be used for a variety of other purposes as well. Used to insulate electrical wiring, cover tears in the rubber sheathing or to splice wires together, electrical

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Wood Glue

Several specific types of wood glue are used for a wide variety of home and commercial applications, but the adhesive is most commonly known to provide a strong bond between pieces of wood for carpentry, construction or crafting purposes. Wood glue used for general bonding does not always provide an

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Intertape Duct Tape

Producing a variety of tape products useful for home, office or worksite application, Intertape duct tape is available in 3 new types. The Intertape Polymer Group now offers XHD, Jobsite and Fix-It DUCTape. While duct tape of all types is a pressure-sensitive adhesive made of reinforced polyethylene,

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Intertape Tape

Consisting of a wide range of industrial tape, carton sealing tape and electronic tape, the Intertape tape selection is extremely diverse. Intertape tape is engineered for very specific uses and made according to the highest standards of quality. The company's tapes are produced with a variety of backings

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Henkel Adhesives

Offering an incredibly diverse supply of glues, contact cements and other products, Henkel adhesives are produced under a variety of different brands. Henkel is the parent company of brands like Pattex, Loctite, Ponal, Rubson, UniBond, LePage, Elch Pro and Pritt. With many basic adhesives used in schools,

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Elmers Spray Adhesive

Versatile, fast-acting and easily applied, Elmer's spray adhesive is available in 2 basic varieties: multipurpose and extra strength. Spray adhesives from Elmer's work well with a wide range of lightweight materials including paper, foam, fabrics and cardboard. Coming in a convenient aerosol can, Elmer's

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3M Plastic Adhesive

Cured with moisture but applied while warm, 3M plastic adhesive has a low viscosity rating, medium-range open time and is specifically designed to bond plastics. Thin lines of glue may be visible after the adhesive has cured, so it is ideal for bonding plastics where the joint will be concealed. 3M plastic

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3M Super 77 Adhesive

3M Super 77 adhesive is a multipurpose spray-on glue that creates a strong bond and dries quickly. Applied with an aerosol can, Super 77 forms a strong tack once sprayed on, and little of the adhesive soaks into the bonding surface, so it works great even with porous materials. Use Super 77 adhesive

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3M Foam Adhesive

Perfect for bonding urethane and latex foam to foam, fabrics and other materials, 3M foam adhesive comes in several different varieties. 3M 74 spray-on foam adhesive is quickly applied, makes little mess and forms an instantaneous tack. Highly useful for art projects, crafts and upholstery work, spray

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3M 90 Adhesive

Forming a high-strength contact bond, 3M 90 adhesive is one of the many varieties of spray-on adhesives available from this manufacturer. Fast drying and used to make permanent bonds, 3M 90 works well with laminates, wood, polyethylene, polypropylene, foam and particleboard, among other materials. 3M

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3m Spray Adhesive

For bonding a large assortment of paper products, foam and fabrics to just about any surface including metal, wood and plastic, 3M spray adhesive will do the trick. 3M's Super 77 Multipurpose Adhesive is a strong-bonding adhesive that dries quickly after being sprayed on. Perfect for craft projects,

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3m Scotch Tape

From the company that devised so many useful adhesive products, 3M Scotch tape has been in constant use for nearly 100 years. Scotch tape is actually a trademarked name by the 3M company. The general product is a type of pressure sensitive adhesive comprised primarily of cellophane. Fully transparent,

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3m Tape

The 3M tape selection is incredibly diverse and includes products found in homes, offices, warehouse and all manner of industrial work areas. 3M produces virtually all types of adhesive tape, from home and office Scotch tape to masking tape, metal foil tape and packing tape. Whether for a specific use

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3m Electrical Tape

Powerful, easy to apply and highly conformable, 3M electrical tape is engineered to stay flexible in all types of weather. In addition, it is designed to be UV-resistant, flame retardant and resist abrasions, corrosion and damage from acidic or base chemicals. 3M offers Scotch-brand Super 33+ Premium

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3m Duct Tape

Like the general type, 3M duct tape is a type of multipurpose pressure-sensitive tape made of reinforced polyethylene. 3M has taken the basic design of duct tape and enhanced it to create a number of special use tapes. While maintaining the same easy-to-tear material and strong adhesive, 3M has revolutionized