There is a product I like that is not a new item, but it's a great product. I use it all the time. But before I tell you the name of the product, I want to tell you a story. As always my story starts at a hardware show, when going down the aisles. There was a chemist and he loved to play tennis. And about the time that he would get his tennis shoes broken in, the toe would start to come apart. After going through numerous tennis shoes, he decided that he could invent something that would keep his tennis shoes in good shape. You know they say that necessity is the mother of invention. He started working on inventing a product that would stick to his tennis shoes and being the great inventor he came up with a product that was really tough. His friends noticed his tennis shoes and said he should market the product. The light bulb went off and now we have “Goop”. I laugh when I recall this story, because I don't know if its true, but I like it and thought you would like it too. The first time I used this product was on my leather house shoes. I had worn the sole all the way down and I thought if it works on tennis shoes, it will work on house shoes. And it did, 3 years later I am still wearing them. And they are holding up great. Since “Shoe Goop” was invented we now have “Plumbers Goop”, “R.V. Goop”, “House hold Goop”, “Marine Goop”...I love it! My granddaughter came to the lake house and her jet ski had a piece of rubber that had come loose. We got the “Marine Goop” out and fixed her Jet Ski ...and I heard her exclaim as she skied out of sight...Marine Goop for all, Thank you PoPa!!! Sorry I couldn't resist.
Now to to the email....
Question: I have a gas can that has a pin sized hole in it. I don't want to trash it if I don't have to. I really like it because it is easy to pour out of the can. I can't find any glue or cement to fix it ...do you know of anything that will work?
Answer: Of course I do. It's called Seal All. It's what it was made for but it will work on a lot of other things too. It will re-attach car body trim, seals lawn mower caps. It works on car seats, bicycle seats, because it's a contact adhesive and sealant. It's a clear adhesive, so it's pretty invisible. And it will hold in 2-3 minutes and fully cure in 6-8 hours. And it's water resistant.
Question: I have a brick wall and I would love to hand some pictures up on the wall of the family. But I don't think I can nail into that can I? I really don't want to get the drill out, because the drill and I don't work well together. Do you have any ideas?
Answer: It's called a Brick Clip. It's made by Anchor and the item number is 1422354. It just pops into the grout line of the brick and can hold up to 30 lbs. I don't understand how it works, I just know it does. Then if you move, just pop the brick clip out...no holes to repair. Great for renters.
Question: I have a new to me house that I love. And I have a porcelain tub and I would like to clean it. It seems to have a film on it that I can't remove. It's not shiny. So what is it and can I clean it off? And once I get it clean...is there anything else besides those little strips that you put down in the tub to keep the tub from being slippery? I have small children and I don't want them to fall in the tub.
Answer: The film you are seeing is lime build up from hard water and soap scum. There is no better product to clean porcelain than Delete Germ. Just put on your gloves and use a green scrubby sponge and go to work. Delete Germ will make short order of the hard water build up. That tub will shine like it is new. Just make sure you rinse the tub real well. To make sure that the tub is slip free, use a product called Grip On. After cleaning the tub, making sure that you rinse completely. Take the Grip On and a sponge and scrub down the tub, let it work for about 20 minutes and then rinse. The tub will be slip free. Great for you and the kids.