MacGyver would have liked sugru; it would have put his duct tape to shame. sugru is the mysterious little all-in-one fixer, attacher, problem-solver, repairer superhero substance created by Jane Ní Dhulchaointigh and several brilliant chemists.
sugru, inspired by the Irish word for play, bonds really well to wood, glass, fabric, ceramics, leather, most rubbers and plastics, and most metals - including aluminum, steel, iron and enameled, powder coated, lacquered and spray-coated metals. Phew! That's a lot of surfaces.
sugru is a silicone that cures to a flexible rubber-like substance. Use it to repair, fix, extend the life of your electronics, shoes, bicycles, flashlights, coffee cups. This introductory pack includes 8 packets in black, blue, red, white and yellow.
Here are a few tips from sugru (for loads of ideas and q&a, visit their website):
- sugru doesn't stick to Polypropylene, Polyethylene
- It can be removed from non-porous surfaces
- It can't be removed from fabrics & leather
- To extend sugru's life, store it in the fridge
- Mix different colors of sugru to get a new shade color
- Use it to make impressions of textures or to mould parts
- Soapy water is the best release agent
- Don't put it in direct contact with food and beverages
- It can take temperatures between -50°C and 180°C
- It's waterproof, dishwasher proof, heatproof, freezer proof
- It's also UV resistant and electrically insulating
- Just don't use it in direct contact with an open flame!