Super Glue Accelerator and Filler





Introduction: Super Glue Accelerator and Filler

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With cracks, gaps and holes galore, baking soda has helped make my super glue the SUPER HERO it’s toted to be.

Often when creating or fixing we get gaps and holes that need filling.

Sure, you can use epoxy, wood filler or modeling clay, but if you already have the super glue and baking soda you can use it instead. Besides time sometimes is a factor. This is quick.

Here are some quick fixes with BS and Super Glue.

Step 1: Supplies!!!

Baking Soda
Super glue ( Liquid runny type) not gel.

Sanding tools

Small spoon


Paper towls

And of course cracks,holes,splits and divots. Or anything else you can think of .

Always remember when using Super glue be very careful.

Step 2: What the Two Really Do.

We can’t just fill with super glue, because it would take time to cure and may even seep out.

Cyanoacrylates are fast curing adhesives but not always designed for mass filling applications. That is where the true super hero comes to the rescue (Baking Soda).

When super glue meets Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) it starts the polymerization process fast. There have been tests with other powders but nothing as readily available and affordable as BS.

Together they form a cement like substance that is extremely durable. Water as well accelerates the curing.

I will show variations on how you can use this super duo to repair and create in a flash.

Step 3: Filling a Hole to Accommodate a Eye Screw.

This is a threading bracket I made from recycled paintbrush handles.

The hole is large but I just needed to fill it in so I can put the eye screw in.

I simply tape the back put in a little baking soda, then a little super glue (the reason you want runny super glue is so that it penetrates the BS).

You also want to do in layers till it gets filled. Alternating between glue and baking soda.

After I put the first layer in, the screw is set in place. Back-fill around it as described. This helps the items to have tooth. Let rest a couple minutes dust away leftover BS, remove tape and finished.

This technique can be used in many ways. Just remember do not do on anything that is hanging or on an item that can cause damage, if it fails or can harm anyone.

Step 4: Broken and Cracked Tile.

This tile was cracked and a chip missing. first the piece was glued together.

Then a little glue was put into crevasse then a little baking soda. Let it sit for a minute then wipe the surface. Nail sanders are used to flatten the repaired area.

I have done this type of fix many times. A bathroom tile area, counter top, foyer area. It can handle a normal amount of ware. But affordable enough to repeat if necessary.

A friend of mine was doing a new back splash and had purchased clearance tile. One of the tiles fell and broke causing this same type of problem, she was concerned about color. You can add color in powder form to the baking soda, eye shadow works well, matte colors preferred. Repair completed.

Step 5: Hole in What?

Holes and cracks in wood plastic etc. Clean the area, fill in layers, sand and paint.

Test before staining, depends on stain used.

If the object being filled isn't for mechanical purpose, you can pack a hole with paper towel first, add some glue then finish with the baking soda and glue.

So just remember this is not the answer for every repair or creation but it is a Super quick way.

Always wear protective gear and be very careful!

Thank you! The Juliart



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    I use the opposite approach. Super glue first then sprinkle baking soda. Tip off exess baking soda and build in layers.

    Hello! If you read the Instructable I do that on something’s and different on others. Just depends. Thank you for sharing.

    Good improvisation. I am, however, inclined to use dedicated products for my filling needs. Acrylic adhesives are expensive. Siomething like$5for less than an ounce. Sure, if there is a time crunch go with the rubber bands & paper clips . approach

    We are artists and crafters,so sometimes it’s about availability and money. We have dollar stores everywhere and it is only a dollar for the glue. Super glue / nail glue is a product most people have in a drawer and Bs in kitchen cabinet. It is just an option that works.

    Those who have access to various materials can do just about any repair. And well as for time the average person is away from home for many hours so yep I guess it’s paper clips and rubber bands for some.
    Thank you for your comments .

    Anything that works for you is fine. My experience with super glues has had its ups and downs. The variety store “bottles” clog up at the tip. The good stuff costs an arm and a leg and also clogs t the tip. I have tried the latest Loctite variety and would recommend it highly. It sets very quickly so you may not need the BS. My personal favorite is titebond glue and course sawdust mixture. By the way,Ilikethediligent experimentation you did to develop your process.

    I get it! I agree Loctite is in my arsenal. Thank you!
    I have been a product developer for over 20 years and an artist all my life. I love testing things.

    I used super glue and baking soda as a form of liquid bandage. It works well on fingertips.
    What in Boy Scouts, we used to refer to as finger carving merit badge....

    Super Glue has been used at least as far back as Vietnam for wounds:

    Absolutely! It is still being used in the medical field. I Remember doing cross country running and we would super glue blisters. Truly is an amazing product! Thank you for your sharing. Some may not know this. Your Friend! Julia

    Very cool! Better than bleeding all over the place. And sounds like you got you badge:). My friends in school called me MacGyver, I had a pair of kangaroo shoes and carried survival items in the tongue and soul of the shoe. Now my purse!
    Thanks for viewing the Instructable!