Weekend Project: Repair your broken stuff with Q-Bond

I don't know if you're anything like me, but my healing bench always seems to have a never-ending supply of products on it awaiting my attention. And one item that's been helping me fix things as of late is Q-Bond.

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I don't know if you're anything like me, but my healing bench always seems to have a never-ending supply of products on it awaiting my attention. And one item that's been helping me fix things as of late is Q-Bond.

Q-Bond is a cyanoacrylate glue (think "Super Glue" or "Krazy Glue") but with a difference. Along with the liquid adhesive you get two bottles of reinforcing powders. And it is these powders that are special.

You get one bottle of black powder and another of grey, and they can be used to fix plastic parts such as bumpers, grilles, casings, electrical devices and so on. The repair is heat resistant up to 180°C.

Usage is simple. You line up the parts, filling any gaps with the appropriate filler material, and then apply a few drops of the liquid adhesive, and a few seconds later the repair is done.

Another great thing about a Q-Bond repair is that it can be ground down, sanded, filed and even painted.

Prior to Q-Bond I used to use baking soda as a filler for cyanoacrylate adhesives, but it's not something I recommend since it results in quite a violent reaction that releases nasty fumes. Q-Bond is not only safer, but the end results are much better.

Q-Bond costs about $12 and can be picked up online or from retailers such as Walmart.

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