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How should I store super glue to prevent it from drying out?

I've had good luck by putting petroleum jelly (Vaseline) on a pin or nail and sticking that in the bottle before putting the cap on or creating a ring of the same on the edge of the container. ...
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Electrical tape that doesn't get sticky over time

Heat-shrink tubing is effective and long-lasting. There is no adhesive to smear. The tubing can also be used over a tape wrap, which can be helpful if large-diameter tubing is needed to slip over a ...
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How should I store super glue to prevent it from drying out?

I presently practice medicine, however before I became a doctor I worked as a sales manager for a medical manufacture that used cyanoacrylate to bind tissue instead of suture, just like they used ...
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What would be a good adhesive for DIY sticky note?

The fast food place I go has a clipping strip on the 'wall' and uses a stapler to add the note to the bag. When you search internet for -double sided adhesive strip dispensers- you will find a big ...
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How to COMPLETELY peel off a sticky price tag or label on a book or item without the gunky residue?

Use a hair dryer and pull perpendicular. It softens the glue so that it stays on the sticker instead of the book. Glue residue can be removed with white spirits. However, some glues are really hard ...
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What is the best way to tape a cardboard box?

How to securely seal a cardboard box with tape Before you put anything into a cardboard box, you should tape up the bottom of the box. If you don’t, and only fold the bottom of the box flaps over ...
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What would be a good adhesive for DIY sticky note?

You can get the same adhesive as Post-It notes in the form of a glue stick, effectively turning any piece of paper into a Post-It note.
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Fuse / patch two papers side-by-side without noticeable seam?

Turn the ticket over and work on the back. First, clean the desk where you will work. Use good lighting in your work area. Wash your hands thoroughly. Carefully match the two pieces and join them ...
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How to permanently fix deity's idol on car dashboard?

Rather than fixing your effigy to the car dashboard directly, you can securely affix a small tray, cup, or other attractive protective container that it can sit in safely and be displayed prominently. ...
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How to seal envelopes without licking

Use a cool mist humidifier. I discovered this by accident one day. Stuffy nose & allergies so I brought a humidifier to work. Just run the glue part of the envelope back & forth across the ...
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How to keep Super Glue tip tube clear

I found the following hints for using maintaining the Super™ glue (cyanoacrylate) applicator-tip clear. When opening a new bottle of glue it is important to make a clean cut on the nozzle using a ...
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Apply a rubber or other insulating layer to a metal watch band

If the circumstances require you to know the time, use another kind of timepiece such as a pocket watch or on a lanyard around your neck. I have a smart phone that will tell me the time when/if I ask ...
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How to repair silicone rubber?

I saw in a YouTube video recently (from King of Random, he was making a mold of a roast chicken) that casting silicone doesn't stick to anything except silicone rubber (he discovered the exception at ...
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What would be a good adhesive for DIY sticky note?

You can purchase Spray-on Repositionable Adhesive which turns everything into post-its. However, it is a spray, which means everything in the vicinity of the target will also get sticky. I have used ...
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Prevent pens from falling out of shirt pocket

Firstly, the length of the pen should be less than the length of the pocket. Secondly, the grip of the holder should be tight enough to hold the cloth of the pocket.
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Apply a rubber or other insulating layer to a metal watch band

I think applying Acrylic Liquid Monomer which are used for Artificial nails may be useful. While exercising, in case you need your watch to be worn, try consider wearing a sweat wristband(they're ...
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How to seal envelopes without licking

To expand on the "wet sponge / cloth / finger concept": As we are dealing with multiple envelopes, I recommend layering the flaps of the envelopes, slightly staggered, so that the sticky parts of the ...
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How do I remove 3M adhesive from any solid surface?

A hair dryer or vegetable oil, left on the sticky surface for a few minutes, possibly repeated. Oil also takes off glue from used glass jar label residue.
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Removing a very sticky masking tape on motorcycle body

Organic solvents should do it, but start with the mildest, to avoid damaging paint and plastic. N.B. Most of the following are flammable, and some are mildly toxic, so use outdoors, away from flames. ...
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What would be a good adhesive for DIY sticky note?

You're not going to find a solution that costs less than an inch of Scotch tape. You can buy various sizes (including 3x8 in.) of "custom sticky notes" online - just Google the phrase - if you're ...
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How can I hold two cylinders together and be able to release them?

Use velcro cable ties: Rubber bands also work.
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How can I prevent super glue from getting on my fingers?

The easiest way to avoid getting superglue or Krazyglue™ is by using rubber gloves or finger clots to avoid contact. If something goes wrong, you can toss them. Finger clots are great because they ...
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Best method of getting a wine label off a wine bottle?

At least where I live (Germany) most of the labels are glued with a fat-solvable glue. So, you cover the whole label in a thin layer of butter or margarine (or other, non-liquid fat), let it sit for a ...
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How to restore Sticker's stickiness?

Use Eclectic Products, Inc.'s "E6000 Extreme Tack" repositionable glue. I've been using it on paper scrapbooking stickers that do not stick to my matte-finish painted interior walls (paper-on-paper ...
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Make suction cups suck

The seal is being broken by air working its way through the suction cup itself as well as at the edges of the seal. Usually, flexible but also slightly porous materials are used to make suction cups ...
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How to keep sticky notes from falling down?

Apart from all the methods mentioned above, wiping the surface you are sticking your notes on may increase the time the note stays there
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How to keep sticky notes from falling down?

I can't believe that nobody has posted this yet... First, one thing I've been told is to not pull sticky notes upwards or sideways. Doing so causes them to bend, which allows grime to get between the ...
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Best method of getting a wine label off a wine bottle?

I recently 'de-labeled' some bottles and the trick that worked on some was to fill the bottle with warm water, so the glue became warm but the paper of the label did not tear. This will not work on ...
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Best method of getting a wine label off a wine bottle?

I have used acetone and it works very well. If one of the other methods works better for you, acetone will do a great job removing any leftover residue. It is a polar organic solvent so it should ...
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