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Glue and Adhesives

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Glue or adhesive is a liquid or semi-liquid mixture that bonds items together. It can be natural or synthetic, one part or two part, the latest development or an ancient recipe that still works. This is the place for glue/adhesive questions, such as - how to use it successfully, what it's made of, or how to get it out of your hair!
Most modern car bumpers have been made with a specific mix that makes it almost impossible to glue. Many of these products are 'hot air welded' rather than glued.
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Many gasket kits actually recommend using a gasket goo. As long as you are careful and get only a light coating to hold the gasket while installing you will have no problem.
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A professional can ususally sew the tears and make the repair indetectable. Otherwise, get some waterproof canvas, and get out the ol' Singer (brand of sewing machine). A junkyard may offer a low cost used convertable top, and youd be suprised by the top bnotch condition of some of the stuff from a …
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Use "pool repair mortar" if it is under water or any exterior latex fortified thinset mortar if it's not under water. After trying several types of products that didn't work I used "liquid nail" which can be purchased at a local hardware store. You then have to re-grout the tile and seal them.
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Pool tile pops off very often. It happens most often on lifted walls that are set up to be a retaining wall. It also happens on the wall that divides the pool from the spa, also known as the spillway wall. The tiles should be replaced using thin set mixed with an acrylic instead of water. This makes…
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Because your bathtub surface can be scratched, try a chemical, rather than a physical (ie.scraping, scouring) solution first to remove the decals. Before you get started, it's a good idea to test the cleaning/removal material in an inconspicuous part of the surface the label is stuck on the be sur…
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Just use a little WD-40, or if that scares you, a little vegetable oil will do the trick. ANS 2 - Goof-Off or Goo-Gone work better.
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Look down below for permanent repair options. There are at least two brands of adhesives that are designed for repairing dentures. When my mother-in-law knocked her dentures on to the floor, I used the brand that was available at my local drug store. It was the D.O.C. (Dentist On Call) Emergency De…
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Answer In the early 1880s, Dr. C. D. Fleet invented Chapstick. He was a physician from Lynchburg, Virginia.
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Using Underwater Glue, you can easily repair pool liners without draining the pool. Instructions are below. 1. Get a piece of PVC (vinyl) liner patch material that would provide a surface approx 2" larger than the slit all the way around the slit. 2. If possible, rough up with sandpaper both the a…
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I would glue it with silicon and hold the edges with tape till firm.
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WD-40 and a towel, It will dissolve the remaining glue. If it is a large area, use a paint scraper. Lighter fluid, nail polish remover or lighter fluid will also work as well. Aldi's Royale furniture Polish, lemon fresh on bedroom doors to remove old greasy marks left by the yellow tack and blue t…
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Try using 3-m spray glue. make sure surface is clean. squirt a "light"coat on both surfaces, let it sit for a minute, lay it down. WARNING once you lay it down, you cant pull it up again, so do it right the first time.
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You can purchase Loctite Auto Mirror Adhesive to replace the rear view mirror at any auto parts store or Walmart. Follow the directions to the letter.
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Answer A doctor by the name of C. D. Fleet invented lip balm, but he couldn't make it sell. He sold the recipe to a guy named John morton. It was Morton and his wife who stated producing the familiar pink stuff. The Chapstick name and recipe was bought out by the current company sometime in …
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When cleaning new dishes or glasses, the sticky residue will come off with soap and hot water. Goo Gone and rubbing alcohol also work for stickier, stubborn residue.  
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Could be bacteria build-upIf your vehicle has air conditioning the smell could be caused by build up of bacteria on the heater matrix and in the vents, as this bacteria decays it causes a smell inside the cabin, this can be resolved by purchasing air specialist air con cleaner the is sprayed into th…
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I have no experience with removing the rearview on a Nissan specificially but on a ford the are some tiny holes you need to push something into in order to push the retaining clip away from the metal button. There are tools for this I found on the net that look like 2 prongs of a fork so I thought …
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Auto parts stores sell mirror adhesive. It's very similar to superglue. The glass and the mirror mounting hardware must both be completely clean before attempting to attach the mirror.
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There are patch kits made especially for this Answer do not repair, throw it away and fit a replacement.
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No. You need to uses acetone. It is a solvent for that type of glue. You can also use a razor blade on glass.  
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Silicon is an excellent product that is not only a good caulking and sealing material, it also makes an excellent adhesive. Silicone adhesive/caulking is difficult to remove from fiberglass without damaging the fiberglass. It seems to be resistant to most solvents, and anything strong enough to tou…
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J.B. Weld would work and is easily purchased. -The auto shop would probably use 'Speedfix' , a two part commercial epoxy.
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If I used it in the evening I usually leave it overnight just to make sure it sticks well.
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You can buy a glue called Emblem and Trim Adhesive at places like Autozone, NAPA, and Carquest. If they don't have that, either use some two sided tape from an office supply store like Office Depot or you can buy super glue virtually anywhere.
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finger nail polish remover Always test it first where it won't show!
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Goof Off is excellent for this. I've tried it on 3 different cars from GM, Ford and Chrysler. It takes the glue or spray paint particles off without damaging the original paint. After using it for this, I would recommend waxing that least that portion of the car.
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try using aclaw hammer,but instead of pulling it toward you push it sideways
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After I broke one of my wife's favorite glasses, no glue worked. I called a glass shop in the area that made glass art and he used a torch and melted them back together making a solid and permanent fix.
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Place your hand near the barrel. If you feel heat, it's hot. If you want to know if it's stolen, check with your local police.
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Answer Scrape it as clean as possible and spray it with WD40 and let it soak. Several applications will be needed depending on how long the adhesive has been there. Additionally, acetone can be used to remove residue after it's scraped.
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The best glue for this is made by 'Loctite' and is called Auto mirror adhesive. Sold at many auto parts stores
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Answer almost any black hair magazine at hair stores, but i just use a needle with thick thread! Step 1 Wash and dry your own hair. This is to rid the hair of oils and products that will cause build-up and it also helps the style last longer. Step 2 Start with braids like these and end up wit…
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yes you should waterproof it but the wood will not last as long as usual because outdoor carpet holds water and will rot the wood in time.  
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The best adhesive or bonding agent for glass is known as an epoxy. Basic glues are fine for most porous materials but an epoxy is designed to be used for almost any material or surface. You can buy it premixed or you can mix it yourself. Acid-based silicone does a good job with glass aquariums.
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The use of eye protection is required, if you have a drill motor, get yourself a wire brush attachment and put it in the end of the drill motor, plug the drill motor in, put your eye protection on and begin removing the foam. You may have to scrape some of the foam off from the back side of the pipe…
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Depending on the year & make of the vehicle it should be mounted in a rubber "gasket" which holds the glass in place. You need to put some sealer around the "gasket" before putting it on the cab opening channel. The glass should go in with a little soap around the edge by putting a small string …
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-There is a special product for this, made by 'Loctite' and called 'auto mirror adhesive' -available in auto parts stores
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Purchase a small tube of the mirror adhesive at an auto parts retail store. Other stuff doesn't work right.ANS 2 - 'Loctite" Auto Mirror Adhesive, in big stores and some auto parts stores
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Answer You could try some Non-Accetone nail polish remover. Other than that, I wouldn't know. Edit: Depending on how thin is the layer of the nail polish, if it is like 1-2 mm thick you could try with a very soft emery polishing paper, if it is a thicker layer, you can try and remove a part of the …
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I have done alot of research on the topic and everyone says you cant fix it .I fixed mine and its held for a long while now.To do it right, you need to remove window sail so it can be sealed and clamped, I used Locktite Stick'n Seal ultra. Clean both surfaces real good put 1/8 bead "you will need 2 …
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Glue in the Bottle Because air can't get in to dry it; if you leave the top off for long enough it will start to dry inside.
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Glue is made up of a substance that sticks to things and a solvent that keeps it liquid until you want it to stick. When you put glue on a piece of paper, the solvent gradually evaporates until the glue becomes sticky. When the glue is in a bottle, there is a space inside the bottle above the liquid…
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the door panel has a few clips on it that just snap in
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don't know if its right but I've done it and had no problems. not a big deal either way usually plastic {at least schedule 40} can be friction fit and not leak as long as there is no water or gravity pressure on it. ANS 2 - Use ABS/PVC Transition Cement for best results.
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A hundred years ago, yes. It is made out of connective tissue. Elmer's was accused of it recently.
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Removing Wrinkles from Jeans Here are two suggestions: Promptly remove jeans from the dryer when they are done and hang them up. This will prevent deep wrinkles and creases. Toss a damp towel along with the pair of wrinkled jeans into the dryer, and let them spin for ten minutes or so on…
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Just go to your local hardware store and tell them your problem and they'll select a good bonding material for you. ANS 2 - Ceramic tile thinset cement, with latex additive.
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possibleTape is often used to hold the glued components in the correct positions while the glue cures, sets or otherwise bonds those pieces together. ANS 2 - There are many dissimilar things that cannot be easily and quickly glued together. Tape, in particular, duct tape and red 'Tuck' tape are very…
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To remove wood glue from carpet, you will need an adhesive remover. Apply the remover to the carpet and then scrape off.
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wallpaper stripping you can buy a wallpaper steam stripper from diy stores, pretty successful results. or alternatively, score the paper carefully so as not to damage plaster under, then give a good soaking with sponge and dishwasher liquid mixed in warm water. the paper should come away fairly e…
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To remove glue from jeans, you will need acetone. Rub acetone on the glue and then wash with soap and water.
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How to remove tack / gum from fabric. This works well for any fabric other than silk. First place the garment into the freezer for a couple of hours. This allows the Tack to become very hard which now enables you to pick or scrape off the larger chuncks. Careful that you do not tear the fab…
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eyeglasses rescuefingernail polish removerANS 2 -Make sure your lens is real glass ! or 'fingernail polish remover' will really destroy your glasses
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1. Pull the feed tensioning lever to the rear of the magazine. It is located on the side of the magazine near the top and moves forward and backward. It will latch when it is pulled all the way to the rear.2. Loading staples is obvious - just like an office stapler. But the brads (nails) are differe…
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I would not recommend using glue on an heirloom quilt. A better solution would be to create a pocket (or sleeve) for a curtain rod to go through, and then sew that to the quilt. For detailed information on how to do this (with illustrations!), please see the related Quilt Woman link, listed below:
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I used plain old turpentine, a lot of 0000 (4X) steel wood and a plastic putty knife...Wet the glue with turpentine, use the plastic putty knife to lift the glue, and use steel wool( 4X ONLY!) to remove remaining glue. Wipe down with English lemon oilLots of elbow grease too... I used the clear/yell…
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You mean like vandalism kinda paint or remove the paint to repaint the hood? You could try using a buffer and rubbing compound to remove the first. The second all you need to do is scuff the shiny off the hood. It will turn a whitish color then you can repaint it. Hope this helps.
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tape was invented to allow people to repair broken things
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Try cooking oil or peanut butter to help make it removable. You may end up pulling out hairs while scraping it. When you have most of it out, wash and condition your hair. While the conditioner is in, try gently removing the remainder.
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You could use a hot glue gun or water based contact cement
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yes but for one thing, I'm not sure if the resources I had looked at are telling the truth. In the history books it had said that he had. Dont relly on me to get all the info. Im only answering the question. He and Spencer F. Sliver did. Silver invented the special glue on the back, and Fry came up…
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Answer Try club soda. Let it fizz and sit for a few minutes before rubbing gently with a clean, soft cloth. yerwatused - I would ignore the previous comment about rubbing anything. Rubbing pollen simply spreads it and pushes it in to the fabric. So, hoover lightly over the pollen stain so that …
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The best thing to do is spray oil sheen on the glue, rinse with warm water and saturate the hair with a heavy conditioner. Let the hair sit with the conditioner for awhile, until it dries. Wet it again, rinse and apply more conditioner. Work it out GENTLY with a wide tooth comb. It should come out.
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Disposable cutlery, plastic models, CD and DVD cases, and smoke detector housings. Products made from foamed polystyrene are nearly ubiquitous, for example packing materials, insulation, and foam drink cups.
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go to cheappoolproducts.comANS 2 - There are special vinyl patches and liquid glues to adhere them with. Sold in Walmart.
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Any kind, but most knitters all agree that wool is best if you can afford it. They also stay far away from most acrylic yarn (i.e Red Heart) but their are some, like microspun. Wool feelsvery nice, and can also be felted, which acrylic cannot. Alpaca is great yarn too. and if you're talking brands…
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It's called "fugitive glue."I don't know about "fugitive glue" I do know that rubber cement will act the same way if allowed ro air-dry. Use it in a well-ventilated place. It stinks while it's wet.
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Super glue would be best for this
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Adhesives can be used to attach two separate items, or 1 item that broke into two pieces or 1 item that has ripped.Depending on the circumstances, having the right adhesive at the right time could save lives--literally. An example: if a person had a sucking chest wound, an adhesive could be used to …
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One option for removing glue from a pill bottle is to use a product such as Goo Gone. People have also had success using white vinegar, or simply soaking the bottle in warm water for 5 to 10 minutes.
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Answer Fashion a snake out of a length of stiff wire and make a hook at the end. Snake the wire into the drain line, snag the curtain rod, and pull the offending items out. Also 10ft is not very long. Your local home improvement shop may have tools to help you. (Such as fish tape/snakes)
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Acetone
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The first thing you must do is check the basic areas to make sure it is actually broken. Put in fresh batteries, try to clean the gun and make sure there is nothing physically stuck in the moving parts. after that test the areas and try to find the problem. Either post the problem here or take it to…
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The person who invented the tape is, Richard Drew in 1930.
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you mop it
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they take plastic and on the non-sticky side they glue on sticky-back-plastic
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Best AdhesiveProducts by Westech Aerosol are proven to be the strongest, safest and most Effective spray glue / Adhesives for foams, laminates, leather, rubber, paper cardboard, wood, metals, fabrics, carpets, infusion molding, wind turbine blade, radius edgebanding, automotive headliners, vinyl top…
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It might if you clean the glass with alcohol and do the same with the latch buttons. If that doesn't work try 3M double sided sticky tape.
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To bond foam to foam, spray Clearco 444 Adhesive Spray, or equivalent, on the both surfaces to be joined and allow to dry until tacky as directed on the product label. Press the two foam pieces together for a permanent, flexible bond. This method is ideal for building layers of foam, to attach foam …
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Ouch!!! What adhesive? Its the stretchiness of the latex and the slightly rolled end that keeps it on not glue. Ans 2 - of course if it's put onto something that's too small, then you may well need some adhesive - -
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if it is on the cover there is a product called goo gone that is a bit oily but will remove it completely ANS 2 - There is a product exactly for that ! -Called 'Lift -Off' !
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i have a scratch on my car paint how do i remove it Depending on how deep it is, a simple scratch remover /compound will work. Find it at any local hardware store.If it is actually through the paint, then more aggressive means are needed and should be done by a professional.
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I would try steaming them. >Answer Try using dishwasher liquid diluted in hot water.  Score (make lines with a sharp knife just through the top layer) the paper, then thoroughly wet the area and let sit.  It should be able to be peeled off after a few minutes.  There are o…
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Answer We have had some problems with Super glue in door locks and have found the best way is to let it dry for a few days or a cuple of weeks even better after it's weathered a bit. One thing that has worked about 10% of the time has been to forse an old key into the lock breaking up the glue i…
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B O P P BUTILATED .............. POLY PROPYLENE BOPP is actually Bi axilly oriented poly propylene film,used for packing,printing and lamination. THE manufacture company are UFLEX (NOIDA INDIA ) JINDAL (NASHIK) MAX (INDIA)
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RAW SESAME OIL and SALT worked GREAT....! My fingers were not glued together but I had the glue covering almost all of the palm of my hand and half my little finger plus one thumb. Lots of rubbing, more oil, more salt, more rubbing, more oil, more salt, no water, wiped with towel. Super glue gone.…
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1. START EARLY, PLAN THOROUGHLY, AND WORK STEADILY. Do not put your work off to the night before it is due. Popsicle stick bridges need time to dry property. 2. Try different constructions. Build as many versions of your prototype bridge as possible. There is a list of suggested bridges - click…
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100 % clear silicone is best for wood to perspex. Put pressure or weight on joint for at least 6 hours.
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Getting rid of foot odor is hard once it gets bad, but my mother used these to get rid of her foot odor: *Keep your feet clean! Cleanliness kills the bacteria that causes odor.*Keep your feet dry! Socks made of cotton are best to absorb sweat and moisture.*Stay away from garlic, onions, curries, chi…
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The Chinese Created them in the early 1940'S by anonymous Who will find out?
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Fiberglass is mainly used by builders as an insulator between 2 walls. It fills in a gap. Fiberglass is horrible to touch and will give you a terrible itch for days.
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Answer hold it over steam from a kettle. hide glue softens with moisture.
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Glue of any kind is not suitable. -You must pull the sink away from the wall and re-screw the 2 brackets that hold it in. They may not be in the studs, or may have corroded. Mechanical means like this is the only way.
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GlueANS 2 - More information is needed to give a sensible answer
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