Baking Soda and Super Glue
As we all know, baking soda has countless uses other than for cooking. Cleaning difficult areas in your home, eliminating nasty odors, and removing stubborn stains is only a small part of what this versatile and budget-friendly household staple can do. Surprisingly, few people know that baking soda and super glue is a magical tandem with virtually unlimited applications that will come especially handy in your car, of all places.
Today, we are excited to share with you how always having some glue and baking soda in your vehicle’s toolbox will make your life easier.
Baking Soda and Super Glue To the Rescue
When you mix baking soda and super glue, baking soda acts as a catalyst, speeding the bonding potential of the adhesive and making it bond stronger and set quicker. Therefore, if you need to glue something for a quick automotive fix, spread a bit of the mixture around the edges of whatever it is you need to repair — it will form a polymer film. Thus, the glue becomes very powerful.
How to use the super glue and soda mixture for field repairs? You can pretty much use it to quickly fix any plastic part — from the windshield washer reservoir to the bumper. However, bear in mind that it hardens almost immediately, so you need to prepare for the process in advance and work fast.
To begin with, sand and degrease the surface. Next, apply your super glue to the gap, and rub some baking soda on top. Behold, fast and durable adhesive is ready!
Did you like this surprising soda and super glue trick? Have you ever used this combo in a pinch? Perhaps you have other tips for quick, on-the-go field repairs? Share your experience in the comments section below, as we would love to know!