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.
Cooking on our stove used to be frustrating and occasionally painful. The grates on the gas stove would slip out of place at the slightest pressure, always toward the back of the stove. I would regularly hear Chef Freddy cursing the escaping grates in quite a shocking manner.
- Unpredictable stove grates
After cleaning the stove thoroughly with soap and water and then some alcohol in the area of application, I used a small amount of sugru to create simple bumpers to stop the runaway grates.
I angled the bumpers toward the grate so that they would have a fairly flat, 90 degree surface against the side of the grate and prevent the grate from slipping over the bumper. The bumpers do not sit right against the grate but about 1/8 of an inch from it to allow for easy removal.
The level of kitchen cursing is much abated. And the result does not look bad at all!
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