I have been waiting so patiently for this product to come in the mail. When I found their site and read all about this stuff, I got really excited. When Jane, one of the creators of said product told her assistant to send me some from her desk, I was ecstatic. (Yes, I get excited about a ton of things. But I have the mind of a three-year old. Mkay?)
It came in the mail yesterday and hot dang was I happy.
The "stuff" is called Sugru and it is AMAZING.
First of all, this has been 5 years in the making.
Second of all, this is the new formula making it even better now that it was before.
Sugru is silicone, but like modeling clay when you first get it out of the package. You can mold it to any shape onto almost any product. It adheres and can form a strong bond to glass, aluminum, steel, plastic, and so many other materials. It cures at room temperature to a tough flexible silicone overnight using moisture from the air.
Sugru is resistant from -76°F all the way to 356°F. It gets hot and/or cold, but won't get softer, harder, or melt.
Because Sugru is silicone, it is totally waterproof. You can wash it with soap and water, and even get it in sea water.
When it cures it is flexible so you can use it on things that need to move. Some good examples shown on the site are cables, shoes, and textiles.
Get this: once cured, Sugru can go in the washing machine or dishwasher.
As a mom, that is a good thing.
"And machine washable, darling. That's a new feature." We're always looking for things to make our lives easier, right?
Below are just a couple of things I can use Sugru on, but on the site, there is a whole gallery dedicated to pictures Sugru users have sent in. Things they've hacked to rescue, improve, personalize, or just save money. On one of the hacks, I even saw someone had rubbed metallic eyeshadow into the Sugru before it cured. See it here.
Supplies - toy was for texture, but I didn't end up using it... today....
It will be easier to remember which one has the AA batteries inside and which one has the rechargeable battery pack.
Yes, that's me. Behind me is the uber cool Hum-Yota. Spray-painted olive drab.