CA Glue for Shoe Repair
CA Glue for Shoe Repair
Repair your shoes with super glue!
Whether you are a shoe fanatic or you wear them for special purposes, shoes have been an important staple for anyone. Some people wear shoes for their fashion trend and some people wear them for their functionality. Shoes are incredibly durable, especially ones that are higher in quality. There are so many different types of shoes out there from athletic shoes to business dress shoes. As durable as shoes are, they depreciate each and every time you step out of the house with them on. Shoes are heavily prone to wear and tear. Eventually over time, shoes begin to break down. Besides your shoes getting discolored, shoe soles are usually the first thing to deteriorate.
When it comes to sandals, wedges, high heels, or regular tennis shoes, there is a simple solution out there to salvage your favorite footwear. Whether it’s snagging your shoe on uneven terrain or breaking a heel, super glue can repair your shoe back together again.
Super glue has a ton of other things that it can do, but bonding things together is what it does best. When you hear the word, super glue, repairing shoes might not be the first thing that comes to mind, but super glue is one best when it comes to shoe repair. Super glue can also be used for arts and crafts, do-it-yourself projects, or various repairs, this high strength adhesive can be used as a shoe glue.
Aside from the glue being durable, super glue is also fast-drying. When it comes to fast shoe repair, use our flexible super glue, since it is five times stronger than your standard super glue. This specialty flexible shoe glue is impact-resistant and shock absorbent that will handle any punishment your shoes will go through. The super glue also has higher resistance to heat, humidity, and natural weathering. It is ideal for heavy duty bonding and strong repairs, so when it comes to shoe repair, this high strength glue will bring it back to life with ease.
1. A Clean Shoe Makes for a Successful Repair
Make sure that the shoe you’re repairing is clean of any dirt or residue because these unwanted substances can hinder a successful shoe repair. Also, make sure that the shoe is dry from any wetness. This is to avoid gluing in any unwanted substances, such as dirt particles or even stains. Once the glue dries, it will be quite difficult to remove. Having a clean and dry surface will allow the super glue to bond more efficiently.
2. Start Out with a Test Run
Before you start your shoe repair, pick a small area and test out the super glue first. Super glue can be applied to almost every type of surface, but it will be wise to see how the type of shoe material will act when the shoe glue is applied onto it. You also want to check for discoloration when the shoe repair glue fully dries. It’s definitely a lot better to be safe than having to throw away your shoes altogether because it the glue did not adhere well.
3. Time to Bond Your Shoe Back Together
When you shoe is finally prepped, now it’s time to apply the shoe glue. It’s so simple anyone can do it. When ready, apply the super glue on both the shoe and the sole. Then firmly press them together. After applying steady pressure, the glue will spread and then bond in 30-40 seconds. Once this time has passed, it will be difficult to separate the two pieces. Make sure you glue the correct areas of the shoe so you don’t end up getting frustrated and throwing your shoes away. To make your job easier, find something that has a good amount of weight and place it inside your shoe to weigh it down. This consistent pressure will make it easier for the two pieces to bond more efficiently together. Wipe any excess shoe glue that becomes visible.
4. Sit Back and Let Your Newly Repaired Shoe Dry
Even when the two pieces of your repaired shoe seem impossible to separate now, don’t be too sure. Take some time to wait for the super glue to fully cure. Let the shoes rest for about 24 hours before wearing them, as drying time can differ depending on the shoe’s material and other factors. Not allowing the shoes to fully cure completely may have your shoe not bonding efficiently. Your shoe might easily need repairing again, if you’re not patient.
5. After Your Repaired Shoe Fully Cures, They Can Now Be Worn
After waiting about a full day for the super glue to fully dry, try out your shoes and walk in them. Your pair of shoes should be as good as new. Remember to clean the nozzle of your super glue bottle before storing it away.
Some Important Things to Remember
Avoid exposing your shoes to harsh chemicals like those found in a swimming pool. It might lessen the adhesive properties of the super glue.
If there are any excess glue squeezed out from between the two pieces, wipe it away with a disposable cloth. Not doing so will leave a blob of dried glue on your shoe.
If you live in a colder area, it might be better to adjust your waiting time to about 72 hours as glue sets slower in colder temperatures.
Using acetone is an effective way of cleaning the super glue nozzle after use.
A great thing about super glue is that it’s a fairly cheap alternative to repair your shoes. If you really cherish the shoe you’re trying to fix, don’t use cheap super glue. Use flexible ca glue. You might even want to stock up on it with all the many other things it can repair. Now that you know how to easily repair your shoes on your own, there’s no need to worry about repairing shoes in the future. Now, put on your favorite pair of shoes and confidently show them off!