How do I prepare the surfaces to be glued?
Before applying glue, ensure that all surfaces are of sound nature and clean, dry and free from dust, grease or any other contamination.
I’ve spilt Fix & Glue on my work surface, how do I remove it?
Wipe the affected area with an acetone dampened cloth or nail polish remover containing acetone.
There is glue on my fingers and I can't remove it, what should I do?
Rinse your fingers immediately with plenty of warm soapy water and do not pull on the skin that has been glued. If glue remains after using warm soapy water, it will often de-bond within a couple of days due to general wear and tear and the natural oils in the skin. If skin irritation occurs, consult a doctor.
What is the shelf life of the adhesive I have bought and where can I store it?
The shelf life of adhesives varies from product to product, but typically ranges between one and two years from the date of manufacture when unopened and stored correctly in dry conditions - usually between +5°C and +25°C. Once opened, the life of the product will be more limited – this is dictated by variables including the type of adhesive, how it is stored, and how much adhesive is left unused. For more information, refer to the product’s Technical Data Sheet.
Where can I buy Blu Tack®?
Why is Blu Tack® blue?
Blu Tack® was originally white but consumer research at the time showed concerns that children may mistake it for chewing gum, so blue colouring was added, giving it its household name.
What colours does Blu Tack® come in?
Bostik Blu Tack® is available in four colours: original blue, pink, white and grey.
How much weight can Blu Tack® hold?
0.5 grams of Blu Tack® will hold an approximate 105 gram load, but Bostik Blu Tack® is not designed to hold heavy objects.
What surfaces can I use Blu Tack® on?
Blu Tack® performs best on non-porous surfaces e.g. painted surfaces, glass, metal etc. Do not use on recently decorated surfaces or absorbent, silk-screen printed or hand stencilled wallpaper.
Will Blu Tack® leave a stain?
On some surfaces, after a long period of time, Blu Tack® can leave a slight oily mark. This can be removed using removers like citrus oils and lighter fuel but as per the guidance of the suppliers. Before using these products, we recommend you test on a small inconspicuous area.
What is UV activated glue and how does it work?
UV activated glue is a type of adhesive that requires a photo-chemical reaction for curing.
Exposure to the ultraviolet rays changes the molecular structure of the glue, allowing it to cross-link and produce a more solid structure. This solid molecular structure creates a strong, immediate bond, ensuring your object is firmly fixed in place.
Why use UV activated glue?
Fix & Flash utilises UV rays to overcome the activation energy needed to create a strong molecular structure which gives you a strong, adhesive bond. This process takes just 15 seconds!
For traditional glues to create a firm bond, they must dry naturally which can require a longer period of time or exposure to heat to reduce the drying time.
Plus, with traditional glues, you do not have as much flexibility to position and re-position your object. With Fix & Flash, you can apply the glue but only set your object in place once you’re happy it’s in the perfect position.
Where can I buy Fix & Flash UV activated glue?
What surfaces can I use Fix & Flash on?
Fix & Flash can be used on 99.9% of materials including wood, ceramic, glass, plastic, and more.
Fix & Flash UV activated glue is also water resistant and can resist temperatures from as low as -20 degrees Celsius and up to 80 degrees Celsius.
Why Blu Tack® Grey?
Our grey adhesive tack is often referred to as DIY Blu Tack® as it is perfect for use within the home, garage or workspace. It’s great for temporary repairs and quick fixes.
Blu Tack® Grey seamlessly blends into many household appliances, electrical devices, cables and car dashboards that have a dark surface colour.
How to remove Blu Tack® from carpet?
Blu Tack® sometimes gets dropped and pressed into the carpet. You can easily remove it by firstly, removing as much as possible by hand. Then, grab an additional piece of Blu Tack® and press it into the Blu Tack® in the carpet and pull it away to remove as much as possible.
If there are remaining pieces, wrap parcel tape - sticky side outwards - around your knuckles and knead into the affected area. Finally, use a fine-tooth comb to remove the last little bits!