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Old 09-06-2014, 06:53 AM   #1
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A New Gotta-Have Super Repair Substance

There are miracle substance out there many of us have subsumed into our lives and even take for granted, like Silicone 1 sealant, Scotch 33+ electrical tape, zip ties, etc. Some of us collect these precious solutions.

I recently spent time with a Grand Junction friend, Mark B. Knowing my penchant for collecting such things, he gave me a tube of a super adhesive copolymer and said it was a miracle substance. Now, after three shoe repairs, a boot repair, and fixing 14" of plastic fender cracks on a 1985 ATV, I agree! It's like Shoe Goo only much better.

Here it is:



He buys the stuff by the case and uses it in his construction business. I haven't yet figured out how to buy it. I can find it on Google but not for sale. I'm going to call the company.

Seriously folks, this my best new find in many years! Just lay it on, put spit on your finger, and form and spread it around. In shoes you just squoze it in the sole then use electrical tape to hold stuff together until cure. Cures overnight to tough enough to hold up a full event even on footpeg teeth!
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Old 09-06-2014, 07:01 AM   #2
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Seems a lot like Goop which I have used as a universal repair item. Urethane based it is very tough but still flexible. J&B weld takes care of the ridged repairs. Always looking for something better, thanks.
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Old 09-06-2014, 07:03 AM   #3
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Let us know if you find a supplier! I love shoe goo.
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Old 09-06-2014, 07:08 AM   #4
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Let us know if you find a supplier! I love shoe goo.
This stuff kicks Shoe Goo butt!
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Old 09-06-2014, 08:57 AM   #5
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Your friend won't tell you where he buys it? You need new friends.
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Old 09-06-2014, 12:04 PM   #6
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Looks like the manufacturer, State Chemical out of OH, sells in bulk to schools and businesses. Here's their contact info. You can also "request a quote". http://statechemical.com/contact-sta...ical-solutions
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Old 09-16-2014, 10:29 AM   #7
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I'm finding more and more uses for this stuff. I keep racking up successful repairs. So far every plastic and shoe sole/boot repair has been cast-iron reliable, even filling in the gouges on the bottom of my Gaerne boots where the footpegs dig in. I just returned from a 700-mile dual sport ride in New Mexico and Colorado and checked under my boot. The repair made it through Sipapu two days and this ride. Very impressive!

State Chemical does not sell 'to the public', only to businesses they consider legit. I set up an account and ordered a case of 12. The cost to my door was a $280 or $23 a tube! If it wasn't THAT good I'd not have done that for sure.

I will experiment with selling my excess. If too few want to pay an added $7 for handling I'll not bother and just supply myself.

I'll bring some to the Trenton, MO Central Regional this weekend for the curious.
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Old 09-16-2014, 06:37 PM   #8
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Chris,

I'll take a tube. Paypal OK? I have your info
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Old 09-16-2014, 09:15 PM   #9
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Same here I would be up for a tube. :)

Will have to check if I still have your paypal info however...
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Old 09-24-2014, 07:15 AM   #10
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All: This stuff is going surprisingly fast. PM me your address and I'll give you my PayPal address. I'm shipping a tube tomorrow to a customer in OK. I'll ship then let you know what the specific shipping cost is with respect to your addresses.

PM me today and I'll add your to what's going out tomorrow.
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Old 09-24-2014, 07:30 AM   #11
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In the rush to prep to got to the MATT Central Regional, we received the day before an Amazon deal on a Yamaha 2400 ISHC generator-inverter from Amazon Fulfillment Services warehouse. I've bought a lot of returns and damaged items before as I have the skills to repair things.

This generator should not have been re sold! Dropped out of an airplane it looked! Even the engine mounting frame was bent downward, grossly misaligning the exhaust with the outer cover. (Note to self: Next time avoid buying the 'deals' that have no explanation of what was damaged.)

I had no choice but to repair all the broken bits as I needed it to run the trailer AC the next day. The decision to not return it was swayed by the miracle adhesive, as all of the fractured bits were plastic.

I repair two of the plastic outer panels and the plastic rack that holds the inverter. In all, six busted plastic pieces were floating around inside.

Used the generator two days and everything held. Later I fixed a piece that broke on my truck dash when at the event.

Ticking off more amazing repairs....
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Old 09-24-2014, 10:01 AM   #12
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There are miracle substance out there ...Some of us collect these precious solutions.
Now you've got me wondering what else. Maybe we need a Life-Hacks thread.
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Old 09-29-2014, 07:21 PM   #13
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Fast shipping- ordered Friday, here today. Will experiment with some repairs this weekend.
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Mine arrived. Thanks!

Oh no! I don't have anything broken at the moment. I guess its time to repair something, and let nature take its course.
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Old Yesterday, 11:01 AM   #15
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I just sold the last tube and have one more order! I'll be ordering more today.

One question I had was about how long it lasts after opening. The answer is a very long time if the threads on the tube and the cap are kept cleaned off such that the cap seals well. I'm sure it would not hurt as well to store the stuff in a cool, dry place.

It helps to be fastidious while using it to not smear excess on the threads. I've been applying it to a finger then transferring it to repair surfaces. It starts to cure pretty fast so I don't dilly dally when doing a repair.

Acetone will dissolve this stuff uncured. Not sure about when cured. I don't have acetone yet so I have been using my bench grinder wire wheel to keep the tube threads clean.

So far I have personally gone through 2 tubes and left a partial tube at my cabin.

The biggest consumers of the material I have found to be shoe and boot sole repairs, particularly when the whole sole is separated. It's amazing what comes out of the closet when you mention that you can reliably fix some precious old foot ware! For a whole series of small repairs, however, one tube goes a very long way.
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