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Tip- The magic of bicarb-soda


#1

On reading some postings on using baking soda as an
acid-neutralizer, it reminds me of another interesting use for
this amazing white powder. Whenever I have to repair anything
made of hard plastic (including plexiglass/acrylic/perspex) which
would include jewellery equipment, as well as a multitude of
other things around the house, I mix super-glue (cyano-acrylate
and crazy-glue I think it’s also known as) with baking powder.
This forms an extremely hard cement with gap-filling properties.
The two plastic surfaces to be joined are placed together (they
don’t need to be perfectly matched) and then the joint is covered
with a good coating of superglue. While the glue is still wet,
sprinkle a small amount of bicarb-soda on the gluey joint with a
toothpick and let dry. Try not to add more than can be absorbed
by the wet glue per application. The joint can be built up with
as many layers of glue/bicarb as needed to produce a larger
bonded area. I have many articles around the house repaired in
this way which are still holding together after years of use.
Have a go! Now, if I can just get my fingers apart…

Laurence Veska.


#2

Baking powder or baking soda? They are different things over
here.

Thanks,

Chunk


#3

I’m going to assume that they are referring to BAKING SODA . . .
Baking powder doesn’t seem to have the variety of uses that SODA
does! Heck, I can clean stuff with baking soda!!! ; )


#4

Thank you so much for the tip. Having a 7 year old son, I hear
a lot of “Mom can fix it”, but I never have much luck with
plastic stuff. I’ll defineately give this a try.

Sharon


#5

Baking powder or baking soda? They are different things over
here.Thanks,Chunk

Chunk, Sodium Bicarbonate NaHCO3 is what I use -the stuff you
put into food such as bread to make it rise!(Baking Powder I
believe), not the washing stuff, although I would imagine sodium
carbonate Na2CO3 would produce similar results. Laurence Veska.


#6
Chunk, Sodium Bicarbonate NaHCO3 is what I use -the stuff you
put into food such as bread to make it rise!(Baking Powder I
believe), not the washing stuff, although I would imagine sodium
carbonate Na2CO3 would produce similar results. Laurence Veska.

No not baking powder. That’s also for rising cakes and things,
but is a mix of baking soda (Sodium Bicarbonate) and tartaric
acid crystals, and something like aluminium powder! The acid and
the soda do the frothing, I suppose.

Sodium Bicarbonate is called baking soda, and is used in baking
to rise things that already have an acidic component in them,
like raisins.

Brian
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#7
 Baking powder or baking soda? They are different things over
here. Thanks,  Chunk >> 

They are different here too. What they meant was baking SODA. i
use it to neutralize the acid in indistrial batteries all the
time (What a MESS!)

Penny