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.
Normal size tea strainer + big mug of tea = problem!
Ugly temporary fix: blue tack
Nice permanent fix: blue sugru - to keep the colour.
Make a sugru hook to extend the side of the strainer enough to reach the side of the mug. Ta-da! No more tea leaves in your tea!
- Tea strainer
- Big mug of tea (optional)
Clean the surface of the strainer - sugru always works best on a clean surface!
In this case the temporary fix was blue tack, which had to be removed completely and the strainer cleaned with soapy water
Prepare the sugru by moulding it in your hands.
Separate a suitable amount and mould it into a ball
Make the ball into an oval and press into the side of the strainer
Shape into a hook-like form, to fit the side of the mug comfortably. I used a pen to roll the sugru into a hook
Let it cure for 2 days or until ready
Note: the sugru was a bit soft in the beginning, so for the first hour it had to be hanging upside down so that the hook doesn't bend
Enjoy your tea with your enhanced new tea strainer
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