I’ve been in several now, and they’re actually starting to win me over with some of the Gorilla glues—I wasn’t much of a fan previously.
I thought I’d try it out while building a few of those cutie (scrap) wood boxes.
AND- I used it in some of the repairs to the door of my cottage-y cabinet.
There’s more to tell you on that front, but for the moment let me just say—
I wasn’t especially impressed with this particular product. : /
So this morning I went online to fill out my survey for the product trial. I grabbed the flier with code info to fill out
and just now noticed
It’s NOT glue—it’s SILICONE. Duh! . . . . . . . . . . No wonder I wasn’t “impressed.”
Yes—when all else fails, READ the INSTRUCTIONS.
So that’s my confession—and here’s my CORRECT trial use project!
I’ve wanted to try this out for a loooong time so I’ve finally done it with this Gorilla Sealant (silicone). I made my own silicone-dipped light bulbs!
I bought these at Michael’s craft store (above in the alcove) during the holidays and love using them in a couple chandeliers! BUT—each bulb is just 5 watts, times 5 bulbs (5 armed chandelier) is still only 25 watts, but is decent light in a very small space and very candle light-like elsewhere.
All the bulbs I’ve found seem to max out at 15 watts in brightness, so I thought it would be interesting to make my own with a 25 watt bulb…? But I thought I’d test the waters on my first try with these cutie little flicker bulbs!
Everything I’ve read on this DIY says
-to warm the silicone and
-thin it down with a little rubbing alcohol.
-Then dip your bulbs and hang them to dry.
I struggled to thin the silicone and/or warm it enough to just get to DIP the bulbs. Because it was still “thick” I had to twist them in the little jar getting a rougher look—bummer. I couldn’t even get the little “drip” on the end.
I think it would have been better to skip trying to warm the silicone—next time! . . . (It’s like warming it seem to “cook” it.)