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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Patch worn-through trousers [Fix of the Month, June 2012]
My 11-year-old ripped a hole in the knee of his favorite trousers, which he wears about 5 days a week. I ironed on a patch as usual, but those iron-on patches don't stay on - the edges lift up and eventually the whole thing comes off unless you painstakingly sew all around the edges.
Instead, I mixed up some sugru to match the colour of the pants, rolled it into thin snakes, and smoothed it around the edges of the patch to bridge the patch-to-trousers transition area all the way around. I smoothed the surface with wet fingers to make it merge well. The colour is a better match than in this picture - the flash brought out more green in the sugru than you can see with regular light.
I did this about 3 weeks ago and the trousers have been through the wash about three times with no change at all which shows how well the sugru is working. Yay!
- Ellen, New York