22 Uses for Super Glue You’ve Never Tried (But Should!)
You already use super glue when your child’s favorite toy cracks, or for a quick fix to repair a broken living room decoration. However, super glue can come in handy for several other types of repairs.
Minor car repairs
Next time you find a small tear in your car’s upholstery, use a little super glue like this one to keep the rip from opening more. You can also use super glue to repair disconnected mirrors or patch cracked lights. This isn’t the only DIY fix you can manage in your car, you can do these 10 car maintenance fixes on your own.
If you’re working on a project that is tearing up the skin on your fingertips, reach for some super glue. Just add a thin layer, allow it to dry and you’ll have a hard barrier to prevent cuts and tears. Remove it by using nail polish remover with acetone. Super glue is just one of the things you should have in your first aid kit.
Help with woodworking
Trying to screw two pieces of wood together when you’re working by yourself can be a challenge. So try using super glue to secure the wood long enough so you can easily screw or hammer them together.
Remove super glue with sandpaper
Grab a piece of sandpaper to remove excess super glue from a material or from wood. Just watch out for the grit and how much glue you really need to remove. You don’t want to strip the paint off of something at the same time.
Close cuts and scratches
Keep a tube of super glue in your first aid kit to help seal cuts and wounds. Be sure to disinfect the area first, then apply a thin layer of glue. Hold the wound closed until the glue dries. For more serious injuries, skip the super glue and head to the emergency room.
Worm blower glue injector
Reader P. J. Mullanney has a novel use for a Worm Blower (a small plastic bottle with a syringe tip used to inﬂate an earthworm so it ﬂoats and attracts ﬁsh). Use a Worm Blower to inject glue when repairing splits and cracks in projects. The air-powered needle tip shoots glue deep into the crack for a long-lasting repair. Just be sure to clean the glue from the syringe tip by squirting hot water through it when you’re ﬁnished.