Back in May when we were at the
National Hardware Show we came across a product called Bondic. At
first glance I thought it was just“super glue” but I was wrong
because it is so much more than that. It is a liquid plastic welder
that stays flexible until you cure it with the UV light that comes
with the tool. The reps at the show gave us a kit that I took back
to the store and gave it to the employees to try it out. We do so
many little repairs for our customers and I thought if we can use it
– so can you. We used it on pin holes in paint cans, repairing
electrical cords, putting tiny jewelry pieces back together,
repairing eyeglasses and the list is still growing. The
comes in this pencil shaped tool with the liquid weld on the inside
and a little light on the other end. To use the
follow four steps: 1. sand lightly (I mean lightly) 2. Fill with
Bondic liquid weld 3. Cure the weld with the light for 4
seconds 4. Then file, sand and or paint. Most of our repairs did
not need painting or sanding and were just left but you can paint and
then never see the place where you bonded and repaired. One of the
most amazing things I saw the
Bondic repair was the top of a
broken car key fob where the keys are attached. Remember Bondic is
not super glue, so one drop is not how you repair, you build up the
Bondic and use the light to harden as you go along. They
retail for under $25 and refills will be available. I know they
would make great stocking stuffers, if you can remember where you put
it come December. HA!
Now to the email…..
Question: I have been told I have hair
line roots in my septic. I don’t think that’s a good thing. So
what is it I can use to help prevent these?
Answer: Use the Root Kill in
Root Kill comes in a 2 lb container and you put 1
lb in the toilet at night and flush then leave the toilet alone that
night. Then repeat the process the next night. Root Kill is 99.9%
Copper Sulfate and retails for under $20.
Question: My mom has an old kitchen
sink that has rust around the sink drain. It’s a stainless steel
sink and I have used the
Rust Cure to take care of the rust
but what can I use to cover up the spot that turned grey? I know
they make stainless steel paint but I don’t think that works for a
sink that has water in it all the time.
Answer: There is a product that you
can just put right on top of the existing basket. It’s called
Sinktastic and it comes in a stainless steel look alike. It
will seal and keep water in the sink and cover up the area you are
Sinktastic comes in white, stainless and
black and retails for under $6.
Question: My grandkids are coming for
a vacation and I would like to install a lock up higher on the doors
that they can’t get to. They are young but very smart and turning
a key and opening up the door is no problem. If this lock can lock
without a key, that would be great. Oh and easy to install please.
Answer: There is a 4” deadbolt lock
Door Guardian and all you need is a screwdriver to
install. The lock requires no key and slides over to lock. This a
great lock to use on the doors when you are at home. There is also a
Door Guardian for the sliding glass door.
Question: I have 3 outside faucets
that are old and drip. I am going to replace them – what do
suggest I use?
Answer: Use the quarter –turn
faucets that have a ball valve and will not have a washer to wear
out. And then instead of turning and turning to open and close it’s
just a quick quarter turn, much easier on the hands.