Superglue is the unsung hero of many a tight situation. Every day people apply superglue to make a quick repair. Sometimes permanent, sometimes temporary, but always necessary, superglue has a range of uses which is probably why it sells millions of units per year.
Some of the uses you probably were aware of, and some of the uses may be new to you. You have no doubt used superglue in the last twelve months. Let’s take a deep dive into the uses of superglue that you may not know about.
Fixing Shoes with Superglue
Whether it is a buckle working free, or a split in the soul, a good adhesive will bond the shoe back together. This makes for a good temporary repair and if you use a decent glue, then you can probably get at least a few months wear and tear out of your boot before you have to replace it.
Of course, how soon this replacement needs to be found depends on the nature of the tear in our shoe. Nonetheless, a good glue will keep the shoe wearable.
Keep a Tube in the Car
Glue can be invaluable in our car. It can keep cracked lights together until you can make a repair, fix internal and external mirrors and stop upholstery from splitting. It has so many practical applications that like your spare wheel, it is worth keeping a tube in your glove box for emergencies.
Protecting Guitar Fingers
If you play guitar especially if you use a kind of finger picking style such as flamenco, you can often feel it in your fingers. Some guitarists cover their fingertips with a small layer of adhesive. When it dries this becomes a rock hard and offers protection for their fingers.
If this appeals, you may want to look at using glue remover after you have finished a jam. Some, use a mixture of acetone and nail polish remover.
Don’t Sweat if you Break a Nail
It can be disappointing to break a nail but with this knowledge you can use a dab of glue to fix it. Should one of your nails break, simply put on some glue and file it smooth. Salons do it all the time and you won’t be able to tell the difference between your newly repaired nail and your unbroken ones. Especially after applying nail varnish.
Split Hosepipe? Don’t Worry
Many do not realise that glues have developed to the point where there are different types for different jobs. One type of glue that has been developed is waterproof superglue. This adhesive can be used on hosepipes and any other material where keeping water inside it is essential. Should your hose split, worry no more. Just dab on some glue.
There are millions of little jobs where glue can be invaluable. Glue can stick tiles back to the wall. It can stick down wallpaper. It can keep wood in position as it is being nailed or screwed together. It can fix kitchen cupboard and tool handles.
Keep a tube of glue around the home and in the car. It will soon become your new best friend.