Sugru is the new self-setting rubber for fixing, modifying and making stuff.

Hand formable

Hand formable

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

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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Nikon camera with Sugru finger pads

This guide will show you how to create a custom grip for you camera. As sugru is a silicone rubber, it feels soft to touch when it has cured, but is also grippy. This makes it perfect for handles and grips as it is comfortable but non-slip. Cameras are very precious and cost a lot of money, so it would be a real shame if you dropped yours. Sugru to the rescue!

Kit list

  • 2 minipacks of sugru
  • A Camera
  • Soapy water

Step 1

Nikon camera on table

Understand how you grip your camera and where you need to put sugru.

Step 2

Nikon camera with one Sugru pad

Press the sugru firmly onto the camera ensuring a good bond. Don't worry about the finish yet.

Step 3

Sugru being moulded onto camera with fingers

Hold your camera and press your grip firmly into the sugru. You might want to gently release your grip and reapply your grip.

Step 4

Smoothed over Sugru pad

Gently rub the surface to get a good surface finish.

Step 5

Second pad of Sugru applied to camera grip

For the next part of your grip, once again press the sugru firmly onto the camera.

Step 6

Second pad smoothed over below first pad of Sugru

Gently rub the surface to get a good surface finish.

Step 7

Second pad of Sugru being smoothed over with finger

Sometimes using a bit of soapy water can help to get a better finish. Use the inside of your little finger to get it really smooth.

Step 8

Third pad of Sugru being added to camera grip

Repeat the previous steps. In addition to this you can also add a custom grip to the bottom of your camera for when taking portrait photographs. Remember to leave to cure overnight.

Step 9

Camera with custom Sugru grip

You now have two lovely custom camera grips personalised to your hands, which are easily removable if you ever want to change them.