Have you ever needed to repair an exposed wire, or maybe a leaky hose? Do not waste your money replacing these items when you can make them as good as new with a small application of Sugru. Sugru is a moldable silicone that can make practical applications every day. The motto made by Sugru for this product is “Hack Things Better.” This is what this product does, and it makes things just work better.
To apply Sugru is very easy. The official instructions can be found here. First you need to know what you need to plan what you are doing and make sure the amount is enough. If, you are doing a small project then it might be beneficial to do multiple projects, because after a thirty-minute it begins to cure. After you plan what you are doing then some easy preparation work is needed. The surface needs to be cleaned and your hands also need to be cleaned. Now it’s time for the fun part. Open the package and immediately start kneading the Sugru.
After it has been kneaded for about thirty seconds then it is time to apply it to whatever you want it to stick to. Make sure to apply it correctly the first time. After it has been applied, you can apply any design or do any fine detail work know. That’s all it for the work, now wash your hands to get any residue off. In approximately 24 hours(the thinker it is the longer it takes) it will be fully cured and ready for everyday use.
Sugru can be very versatile, easy, and most of all personal if you use some tips and tricks. Soapy water helps greatly from preventing your fingers from sticking. Just dip your fingers into a bowl of soapy water to help create a protective barrier between you and the Sugru. For some interesting textures try taking a grill and applying it on the Sugru, but make to dump it into soapy water as mentioned before. When a smooth texture is desired just smooth it out with something already smooth, like a pen. Since it has such a temperature range, it can be used to make coasters, potholders, grips for a mug. Sugru is also non conductive so can be used with electrical components.
With thousands of applications and endless possibilities the best thing to do is experiment. Try new and exciting things to make your things “hacked” for your daily use. Go to here to get more information and ideas.