Stick It #007 – Filling Gaps with CA Glue and Removing Labels

In this episode, using common household powders to decrease cyanoacrylate set times,  and to remove label residue from glass jars.

An advice podcast about glues and adhesives. From the producers of Ask Mr. Biggs.

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Episode 007 Show Notes:
In this episode, Biggs and Roger:

  • Listen as Roger opens the show with aplomb.
  • Discuss the anti-social social networks.
  • Learn Biggs has provided an easy way to update show information via a dry-erase board.
  • Discuss a BREAKING NEWS item out of Chicago where a man tried to rob a pizza delivery guy with a cracked plastic gun.

– Criminals should make use of a dry-erase board prior to a caper since planning is important.
– 3D printing technology is not a good way to make a quality gun.
– Some superglue and baking soda work well together to fill in the gaps. It’s a slurry kicker.
– Having extra tubes of superglue is suggested for everyone.
– Roger may, or may not, have sniffed glue.
– White sweaters are impractical in most circumstances, but especially when trying to commit an armed robbery of a pizza delivery guy. Sauce spills matter.

  • Answer a listener’s email concerning old spaghetti jar label removal.

– Roger wants an email sounder, but Biggs is afraid it will clutter up the studio.
– Empty jars make great Christmas gifts.
– The Jewish faith does not celebrate Christmas but many still like jars of jelly beans.
– A slurry is always helpful and can assist with sticky residue removal.
– “Sometimes, it takes a slurry,” should be written on a rock.
– The most recent social media links are on the dry erase board at Whizzbangs! (on the corner of Phillips and Mountain, downtown, and also at the website

Products featured in Episode 007 were:

Goo Gone (Goo Gone is an oil-based cleaner and solvent that safely removes gummy, grimey and gooey messes. Goo Gone is made with all natural ingredients, and will not harm most other commercial products such as carpet or plastic, or the environment. Specifically formulated with Citrus Power, Goo Gone’s portfolio of products effortlessly cleans up stains and sticky messes around your entire home. Don’t eat it when mixed with baby powder or at any other time.)

Goo Gone Amazon affiliate link:
Goo Gone – 2oz Bottle – Citrus Scented – Cuts Grease, Oil, Gum, Adhesive Residue (1)

Super Glue (Cyanoacrylates are a family of strong fast-acting adhesives with industrial, medical, and household uses. Cyanoacrylate adhesives have a short shelf life if not used, about one year from manufacture if unopened, and one month once opened. They have some minor toxicity. Cyanoacrylates include methyl 2-cyanoacrylate and ethyl-2-cyanoacrylate which are  commonly sold under trade names such as “Super Glue” and “Krazy Glue.” Original formula Super Glue forms the strongest bonds in tight joints between clean breaks or smooth surfaces. Best used with non-porous application parts such as metal and rubber. The glue bonds instantly, sets in seconds and is packaged in long lasting 2 gram tubes. Instantly bonds metal, aluminum, rubber, most plastics, ceramics, china, wood, pottery, jewelry, fingernails and more. Most people enjoy making a slurry with baking soda for a kicker. WARNING: Avoid fumes.)

Super Glue Amazon affiliate link:
Super Glue 4 Pack (4-0.07oz/2g, total 0.28oz/8g)

Baking Soda (Sodium bicarbonate is a chemical compound with the formula NaHCO3. It is a salt composed of sodium ions and bicarbonate ions. Sodium bicarbonate is a white solid that is crystalline but often appears as a fine powder. It has a slightly salty, alkaline taste resembling that of washing soda (sodium carbonate). The natural mineral form is nahcolite. It is a component of the mineral natron and is found dissolved in many mineral springs. It is among the food additives encoded by the European Union, identified as E 500. Like many others, this brand of baking soda from Arm & Hammer is a large size one for big volume uses like pools, laundry or top-to-bottom “spring” cleaning with a convenient scoop for quick dispensing. The resealable waterproof plastic bag is perfect for use and storage in high-moisture areas. Best of all, it’s easy to take it with you wherever you go, in and outside the house, without messy spills. Sprinkle a little pinch on some superglue when trying to fill in gaps of your cracked plastic gun. WARNING: Avoid off-gas.)

Baking Soda Amazon affiliate link:
ARM & HAMMER Baking Soda, 13.5 Pound

Dry-Erase Boards (A whiteboard, also known by the terms markerboard, dry-erase board, wipe board, dry-wipe board, pen-board, and the misnomer greaseboard, is any glossy, usually white surface for nonpermanent markings. Whiteboards are analogous to blackboards, but with a smoother surface allowing rapid marking and erasing of markings on their surface. The popularity of whiteboards increased rapidly in the mid-1990s and they have become a fixture in many offices, meeting rooms, school classrooms, and other work environments. Whiteboards became commercially available in the early 1960s, but did not become widely used until 40 years later. Early whiteboards needed to be wiped with a damp cloth and markers had a tendency to leave marks behind, even after erasing the board. Dry-erase markers for whiteboards were invented in 1975. Whiteboards started becoming commonly used by businesses in the early 1990s. They became more common in classrooms during the 1990s due to concerns over health problems in children with dust allergies and the potential for chalkdust to damage computers. By the late 1990s, about 21 percent of American classrooms had converted from chalkboards to whiteboards. Use one to brainstorm and plan for all occasions, including a robbery attempt.)

Dry-Erase Board Amazon affiliate link:
Large Mobile Magnetic Dry Erase Board with Magnets and Eraser