The wonderful world of Sugru

Right at the very start of My Make Do and Mend Year, I was introduced to Sugru.

What is Sugru..?

Well, this is what the website says: “sugru is the new self-setting rubber for fixing, modifying and improving your stuff. Over 216.000 people in 133 countries are using it to make their stuff work better.” And their tagline is “The future needs fixing”… And it all started as one woman’s dream to create something that would allow people to ‘hack things better’. How could we not have a go..?!

So, I duly purchased some (it is within the rules to buy things needed for fixing things), and gleefully showed it to Mr Fix-it. Mr Fix-it was a little dubious (if I was being unkind I would say that this was because it was not his discovery/idea, but I am not, so I won’t..) but after much nagging discussion, he agreed to give it a go.

The first thing he tried it on was a broken knob on our Kitchen Aid. And it worked very well.

Such a great fix, it's almost invisible!

Such a great fix, it’s almost invisible!

The second thing he tried it was the handles of SmallSmall’s doidy cup, and it worked less well. Actually not at all.

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I e-mailed the lovely people at Sugru, and they said that it may have been the wrong type of plastic. Different types of plastic confuse me. A LOT. And I am not really sure how you know what type of plastic something is made from.

But I remained undeterred and continued to nag encourage hubby to have another go.

And to his credit he has. It has been used to help to fix our laundry basket

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And the latest fixes are:

Our jug, which had a small crack at the bottom for ages, but remained watertight until about a week ago, when it started leaking. So I gently suggested to hubby that this might be a good opportunity to try with some Sugru (it was that or throw it out). as it is supposed to be waterproof once it has dried. So a small ‘smee’ was applied to the cracked area. And it worked-leak free gravy was made!

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And it has also been tested out on some pieces of wooden railway belonging to the Smalls, to re-make the broken ‘knobbles’

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Here it is 'in-situ'..

Here it is ‘in-situ’..

15 thoughts on “The wonderful world of Sugru

  1. Intriguing- I’ve never heard of it. Mostly Gaffer tape, superglue and Copydex here. Will look out for it. (Sadly days of mending train track are over 😦 )

    • That would be nice wouldn’t it! If you keep it in the fridge it will keep for up to 18 months. Hubby says to make sure you tape up opened packets well. Let me know how you get on-have you got a project planned?

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