Sugru Hacking Putty
You thought duct tape was cool for fixing things. You thought superglue was the second best thing for the home hacker. It is time for those two champions of home handyman hackers to make a little extra room on the toolbox. The new kid on the block is Sugru Hacking Putty. Think about all those hard to repair items you have around the house, the pair of sneakers, the electric cord on your stereo, grips on scissors, and the hundreds of other little items.
Sugru Hacking Putty is a moldable rubber that quickly solidifies after you get it formed. It locks onto the component your repairs and makes a high-quality bond, but remains highly flexible. That flexibility is what separates it from superglue. It makes long-lasting tough repairs on your ripped tennis shoes or other repair items that need to bend.
Make sure you buy package sizes to match your repair needs. Once you open the package the putty will start to set. You can reseal the bag and store it in the freezer or refrigerator to prolong life. The Hacking Putty is available in a variety of colors to match your repair needs. At about $10 per packet, or a large multi-pack for $29, Sugru Hacking Putty is going to give duct tape and superglue a challenge for best repair material in your toolkit.