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.
After years of service, the plastic coating on dishwasher racks are prone to wear and the metal frame rusts. It's only a matter of time before they break and become unusable.
Replacing these parts can be expensive and often the components are no longer available which means that you need to buy a new appliance!
sugru is good for this repair because:
1: it's dishwasher proof
2: it's waterproof
3: it bonds to the different materials and protects them
- Your bust dishwasher rack
- A minipack of sugru
Cut open your minipack of sugru and roll it out into a sausage and then flatten it, so that it can cover the whole way round the broken area. The length of the sugru should be 10mm longer either side of the break.
Next, wrap it around the broken area.
Press and squeeze the sugru to even out all the lumps and bumps. Make sure the sugru has bonded well either side of the break.
Smooth out the surface by gently rubbing your fingers over the sugru.
Leave the sugru to cure for 24 hours, as the inside of a dishwasher is an aggressive environment!
24 hours later and the sugru has cured! Your dishwasher is back and ready for action!
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