Moldable Glue: DIY Fix-Anything Adhesive Acts Like Rubber

sugru flexible adhesive material

Quite possibly the best material innovation since duct tape, Sugru is likewise firm but flexible, letting you shape it (works like rubbery putty) then set it while still expecting it to have some give and resistant to water, heat and cold.


sugru flexible moldable glue

sugru diy putty glue

The applications are effectively infinite, but some examples: join anything you would ordinarily use glue to do, fix holes in shoes, sculpt custom grips for favorite tools, bumpers to protect your devices, create shower hooks or toothbrush holders for your bathroom.

sugru cord holders

sugru bottle opener

Less annoying than hot glue guns or heavy-handed than superglues, Sugru can still connect just about anything, including but not limited to aluminum, steel, ceramics, glass and wood as well as most plastics and rubbers.

sugru bike handle

sugru fixed handle

Mixed and solidified in a low-heat process, the silicone-based product is adaptable and aimed at do-it-yourselfers who want to fix everyday problems around the house or come up with novel solutions to minor household annoyances, all at around $12 a pack from your local hardware or craft store Рdefinitely not cheap, and may have mixed results depending on surface material or texture (experiment before deploying!).

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