Wednesday, July 26, 2006
WFMW 6 ~ Shoe Goo
WARNING: Blatant Product Endorsement Below!
Today for Works For Me Wednesday I'm going to name names. I'm going to come right out and say what I use probably more than any other fix it product in my home. That product is Shoe Goo. On the label it says it's an adhesive and sealant. It's actually rubber with a solvent. I have used this stuff everywear. It's flexible and the longer it cures the stronger it is. I have used it fix soles on shoes. I have used it to fix broken ceramic. I have fixed the kids pool with it. My mother in love has used it to fill in a chip in her windshield that a rock made so it wouldn't spread. Of course the clear shoe goo is recommended, not the black, for this type of job. It has fixed broken toys. I reattached my purse handle when it came out and you can't even tell. The latest thing I used it on was the bag on one of those canvas folding lawn chairs that you put inside the bag and carry with a strap. The bag separated at the bottom and frayed. I thought I'd give it a try and it's holding strong.
If you go here, it will give you 101 uses for this great product.
A tip though, that we found was buy the smaller tube, even though you will use this often. If you get any around the rim of the tube and not notice, you guessed it. You've glued it shut tight. While I have been able to turn it off with plyers if too much is on there, there is no way you'll get it undone. Therefore, you won't have wasted a big honking tube. Although, I suppose you could always poke a small hole in the tube and then tape over it so it doesn't dry out. Unless of course, you need it for a huge job like spreading on your surfboard or windsurfer to make a non-slip surface. Then by all means, go for it, get crazy and buy a big tube!
Posted at 6:15 AM