How to mix Sugru to match any colour
For invisible fixes and creative projects
Mikael in Sweden sent us this super clever project so we thought we would share it with you, with this guide!
Here's what Mikael said -
"Since I have quite a strong prescription, I'm more or less blind when I swim. I don't want to buy prescription goggles as they're so expensive, but I had several old, ordinary glasses as well as regular swimming goggles. So, I sugru'ed them together! The end result works really well!"
sugru is perfect for this because:
1: It is waterproof.
2: It bonds to most materials, especially glass.
To remove the lenses from the glasses we used our iFixit screwdriver set, these sets are super useful for fiddly jobs.
Remove the screw closest to the lenses, this should allow you to open the frame to remove the lens without damaging them.
Open up the frame and remove the lens.
Cut open and knead your 5g minipack of sugru.
Tear the blob in half - one half for each lens!
TOP TIP: If you find that sugru sticks to your fingers, just give them a quick wipe with dry tissue paper
Roll the sugru into thin sausages.
Place the sausage around the rim of the goggles.
Gently but firmly press your prescription lens onto the sugru making sure that there are no gaps.
Gently press / rub the sugru to get a good finish.
Use soapy water for a super smooth finish.
Leave to cure for 24 hours. (Good things come to those who wait...)
24 hours later and the sugru has fully cured.
Now let's all go swimming! :)