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Re: Topicless
« Reply #2385 on: December 24, 2019, 03:53:23 PM »
Leaving for part one of too many parts in an hour.

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I'm generalizing from one example here, but everyone generalizes from one example. At least, I do.

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Re: Topicless
« Reply #2386 on: December 27, 2019, 11:27:06 AM »
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Re: Topicless
« Reply #2387 on: March 26, 2020, 04:34:33 PM »
The Gorilla Glue is failing.  The areas where it's let go . . . look like they were never glued.  It's not the material tearing; the adhesive seems to be falling away from both surfaces in very small pieces.

Six months almost exactly, make of it what you will.  I rarely use the shoes that got the Gorilla.  Goop would've definitely last longer.

The Goop thinned with acetone remains a weird failure, though.  Not much grip strength, and in some places it turned the leather very dark, as if it were damp.  Those areas are probably sealed, but it's not what I was hoping for.

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Re: Topicless
« Reply #2388 on: March 27, 2020, 10:52:34 AM »
Try this. It's pretty good stuff.

you'd be surprised how much a nutsack can stretch. you have to stretch it yourself, not a woman. they don't do it quite right.

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Re: Topicless
« Reply #2389 on: March 27, 2020, 03:14:21 PM »
Yeah.  That stuff is apparently very similar to the Goop products, which, in turn, are pretty similar to each other.  The Shoe Goo version is apparently thinner / runnier, and the Marine and Plumbing Goops are thicker and maybe faster-setting (not everyone agrees), and the outdoor formulations are more UV-resistant.

What I really want is a type of this exact thing that's thin enough to be painted on in layers, roughly like rubber cement . . . except far stronger.  All this shit is a messy pain in the ass.

I have a tube of E6000 that I haven't opened yet.  These things are like silicone.  Sometimes you have like 3 days from whenever you open the tube, and after that you've got a block of rubber in a tube.

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Re: Topicless
« Reply #2390 on: Today at 11:36:13 AM »
I have always found Shoe Goo to work disturbingly well.

Like, what the fuck. every other glue in the universe is complete bullshit, but this stuff .... glues shoes. Nothing else, but it does that extremely well.

Cyanoacrylate glues are only good for gluing together a) eyelids (or other skin/flesh bits) and b) two polished metal surfaces that you subsequently suspend a weight from. Everything else, nah.

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Re: Topicless
« Reply #2391 on: Today at 06:07:33 PM »
I find cyanoacrylates work well on broken ceramics, too.  It's just really, really rare that I want to try gluing a broken ceramic back together.  Super glues are . . . well, if you get a slightly slow-drying gel type, mixing it with a powder (baking soda works) to make cheapass pseudo-epoxy is an OK trick for some stuff.

Most things I used to do with a so-so glue I now do with hot glue, which is really good at half-assing almost anything unimportant you can reach with the glue gun.  :lol:

Actual two-part epoxy . . . is pure solid magic about 2/5 of the time and maddening filthy toxic failure 3/5 of the time.

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Re: Topicless
« Reply #2392 on: Today at 06:09:50 PM »
OH.  Also.  Sugrue?  Sugrue.  Pure magic except when it turns to Silly Putty instead of drying.  And it's like expanding urethane foam -- you basically gotta use all of it at once, so plan ahead.