Keep your tech handy with Sugru and magnets
When you're off on a road trip it's good to have your tech close at hand.
Bumps and bangs inevitably happen inside your car and so in this guide, we will show you how to repair cracks and holes that may appear on your dashboard and on the inside of the car door.
sugru is great for this because:
- it is strong and durable
- can be colour mixed to match the inside of your car
- it bonds to most materials (particularly to most car interiors!)
Cut open your minipacks of sugru.
For this car part, we are colour mixing to make a light grey so have used a whole minipack of white and a little blob of black.
For colour mixing, it is always easier to start lighter and add more black, than the other way around.
Mix the two colours together by kneading it in your fingers. It will start to marble, but will eventually blend together to make a single colour.
If your fingers start to get sticky, wipe them on the toilet/tissue paper.
Keep adding black (or white) until your sugru matches perfectly with the interior of your car!
Roll out a sausage of sugru and place it over the crack.
Using your finger, slowly start to pat the sugru down to spread it across the affected area. Roll your finger over any bumpy parts of the sugru to flatten them out.
TOP TIP: The sugru will bond much better to the plastic if you can't see a shadow where the sugru and car part meet!
Wipe soapy water over the sugru to create a smooth surface finish and to get rid of any cracks, fingerprints or lumps and bumps.
Leave the sugru to cure overnight and hey presto! The interior of your car is fixed and ready for more great years of service!
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