Sugru is the new self-setting rubber for fixing, modifying and making stuff.
Sugru can be formed and shaped by hand for up to 30 minutes once it has been removed from its packaging.
Sticks to almost anything
Sugru forms a strong bond to metal, ceramics, glass, wood and some plastics like perspex and ABS and rubbers like silicone and butyl rubber.
Air cures at room temperature
Sugru is like modelling clay when you take it from its pack. Once it's exposed to air, it cures to a tough flexible silicone overnight using the moisture in the air.
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Keep your motorbike on the road [Fix of the Month, July 2012]
My wife and I were traveling on a replica of a 1950s Royal Enfield Bullet from Perpignan back to mid-Wales – a journey of about 1000 miles, which ended when we arrived home at 4am, after a 6 hour drive from the ferry in Portsmouth. We had left Amboise on the Loire on the previous morning. We camp off the back of the bike, so weight is at a premium. I even turned down a book that friends I stayed with offered me because of this restriction – but when my friend Sue introduced me to sugru and offered some to me I felt I had to make room for it in my toolbox, just in case.
I am very careful with the mechanics of the bike and when the chain oiler broke I was annoyed. The sugru did the job simply and quickly – and though it was a quick hack I will use sugru when I do the full repair! The rest of the toolkit is the sort of stuff you need on these old bikes. A lot of modern bikers carry virtually nothing… maybe they should carry some sugru!
- Charlie, Wales