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Arrow Inserts Repaired Quickly and Easily

Arrow Inserts Repaired Quickly and Easily

Repair Arrow Inserts with Mister Glue

A little while ago I purchased a compound bow.  I’d have a recurve bow that I’d been using from time to time. Watching others accuracy with compound bows made me want one.

I finally purchased one a few months ago and love it.  We have enough property out back so I set up some straw bales with rubber mats and cardboard to shoot against. 

I’m improving much more quickly with this bow.

The arrowheads take a beating and a couple of the inserts that hold the arrowheads came out.  I used Mister Glue to reaffix them.  The glue itself would have likely been fine but wanting to forestall them coming out again, I also put a touch of Accelerator on one side first.  The Accelerator is not absolutely necessary in this instance.  I've just used it here as demonstration. 

Important (Very Important!!)

When you have the Accelerator applied and the glue to the other side and are going to place the insert into the arrow, be quick.  If you get it part way in and hesitate, well, that’s likely where it is going to stay. 

Also, after jamming the insert in, hold the arrow so that any excess glue runs into the arrow instead of back into the arrowhead.  It sets extremely quickly so this will only be necessary to do for a few seconds.

I haven’t yet tried fletching my own arrows with Mister Glue.  Others have successfully.  I’m not quite there yet.

Please let me know if you have any questions about Mister Glue and its application.  I’ll answer as best as I can.

Check this link out for a list of general instructions and safety 

Instructions

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Kitchen Cupboard Garbage Bag Holder

Kitchen Cupboard Garbage Bag Holder

Kitchen Garbage Bag Holder

Our kitchen cupboard under the sink holds our garbage bag holder.  The door is too thin.  Any screws that we use, if they are going to be secure enough to hold will be sticking all the way through.  Not a good look. 

We cut a small piece of plywood, the right size to fit the frame of the holder.  Clean the surface of the inside of the door where the wood plate is going.  Any bits of paint or wood from old screw holes.

The tighter the fit of the two pieces being glued the better the fit. 

Apply Accelerator to the porous plywood.  Let that sit while you apply Mister Glue to the painted wood.  You don’t have to give a solid covering but get the edges and criss-cross it a bit.  I drew a pencil line around where the piece of wood was going. 

Then press the two pieces firmly together. In this case I held them together for a good minute or so.  Likely didn’t need that long but…

At this point it is not coming apart but as full cure time is a few hours I gave a couple of hours before screwing in the frame of the bag holder.  It has been a couple of weeks of banging around with no loosening. 

It’s not going anywhere!

Mister Glue will bond pretty much anything to anything

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Testimonial – “nothing can come close to it”

Testimonial – “nothing can come close to it”

Testimonial

I received this email last evening:

 

"Just wanted you to know that I finally ran out of your glue from a previous purchase and nothing can come close to it! I’m a customer for life (although at my age, that may not be saying a whole lot!) Take care and thank you for your wonderful product!"

- Teresa E., Texas

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Broken Resin Figurine Repaired

Broken Resin Figurine Repaired

Repair a Resin Figurine

Resin has a pretty slick surfacer and can be difficult to glue. Epoxies work but often one does not get a really tight fit requiring some touch up around the seam where the two pieces bonded. 

With Mister Glue and similar types of glue, the tighter the fit, the better the bond.  You want the two parts being glued together as close together as possible.  This puts the edges close enough that it is often very difficult to tell where the seam is. 

The figurine in the video here had a clean break.  No chips broke off at the edges.  That always helps. 

Procedure

Make sure the surfaces are clean.  Try not to scratch or score the surfaces.  Practice.  Take the two pieces and gently practice putting them together before you apply accelerator or glue.  With Mister Glue, the less moving about once the parts are squeezed together, the better.

Once you are comfortable with that, apply a bit of Accelerator to one side only.  You actually want to let that sit open to the air for a 10-15 seconds.  Apply the glue to the other surface.  You don’t need much, just enough so the whole surface will be covered when you press the two surfaces together. 

Push two parts together - again you want a perfect fit, no gaps.  That’s why you practice first. 

Hold for 10-20 seconds or so.  I always give it a little extra just to be sure.  Mister Glue is very fast.

Full cure time is several hours.  That said, I’ve taken a ceramic plate that I’d glued together and intentionally broken it after about 45 minutes.  It broke somewhere else, not on the original break. 

If you can still see the seam, you can touch up with a little bit of paint. 

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Resin Figurines

Resin Figurines

Warhammer, Warcraft, Miniature Dollhouses, Miniature Trains, etc

If you work with miniatures that are made of resin, you will at some time or another need a decent method of repairing broken bits.  I’ll share a video I’m working on this blog and likely Youtube in the next little while. Repairing a couple of resin figurines.

In the meantime I’m displaying some of my photography.  Comic Con events are great for people imagining real life forms of the miniatures.  I honestly don’t know all the different worlds and references that go with all the costumes that I’ve photographed.  But the people that create and wear the costumes know those worlds and how to create appropriate poses. 

The background and lighting at most of these events are terrible for displaying photos.  I love how some photograph miniatures.  They show off their work well.  Lousy backgrounds can ruin a photo.  I’ve mainly photographed the bigger, real life versions. 

Enjoy!

More on glueing resin here.

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