On this week’s “As Seen on TV” Test Terry tried out U-Glue. It has been called "super glue" with the convenience of tape.
Unlike super glue, it's supposed to stick to everything except your fingers.
And, as we all know, super glue works best on skin, but would U-Glue be able to "stick" in our "As Seen on TV" test?
The strength of super glue, the convenience of tape, and if you've ever seen the U-Glue infomercial, you know that you can stick all sorts of weird materials together.
But, let's face it: no one is going to want to tape carpet to metal to drywall. What are the practical applications of U-Glue?
One of the first things Terry wanted to test U-Glue on was a closet door basket that is held on by screws and kind of tension. Sometimes when he takes things out of the basket, it comes loose. He thought maybe U-Glue would be a better way to keep it from falling.
Terry also addressed a common problem in a home: you have an area rug where the corner is curled up and you just want it to stay down. You push it on to the floor, peel it back and it's keeping that corner down.
Then Terry tried out the U-Glue on a very nice print that didn’t have a frame or a hook on the back. He thought U-Glue strips on the corners may be great way to hang it up. Once the picture was up Terry tried to move the picture to see if the U-Glue was permanent. Supposedly the U-Glue is not permanent, and is easily removable.
The real test for U-Glue, was to test the claim that it's waterproof. You have these small, square u-glue patches that you can use to replace tile, basically in a bathroom or someplace like that. Terry had wash cloth bar that broke off. So, he tried to mount it, and it held.
A few weeks later Terry came back to check on all of the places he had used U-Glue to see how it held up.
The U-Glue held corner of the rug down pretty well. But from here on in, it's all downhill. After a couple of days the picture, help up by U-Glue, fell off the wall. Also falling after a couple of days was the shelf basket on the peg board which held aluminum foil and such. It's now hanging on the peg board hooks because it fell off our little spot up here. It would hang on for an hour or so and come right back down.
And finally, remember the towel bar that Terry re-attached in the shower? Remember the U-Glue is supposed to be resistant to water? Well, when no one was taking a shower it just dropped one day. So, three out of four U-Glue applications came unglued.
Terry gave the U-Glue a thumbs down.
The U-Glue pack contained 75 adhesive strips of various sizes.
Terry paid $10 for U-Glue at Walgreen’s.
You can find u-glue in a lot of stores and all over the internet.
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