Introduction: Bondic How-To - Fix a Stripped Screw Hole

We have all had the scenario of a screw completely stripping out the foundation of a hole. Wood fillers and other similar products can take upwards of 24 hours to dry, putting a real halt in your work flow. With Bondic, you permanently fill the hole with 100% hard plastic in literally seconds. Once it is filled, you can easily and securely screw right back into the hole.

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Bondic® is the World's First pocket 3D liquid plastic welder that allows you to fix, fill, mold, and even build almost anything. It will only solidify when you cure it with the included UV LED light, so you control the drying time. Once the UV light hits, it only takes 4 seconds to harden with no pressure needed and it will not stick to your skin. Keep in mind that Bondic® is NOT A GLUE and should not be used like one. It literally is a welding tool that uses a unique formula to build new plastic around two objects instead of “gluing” two flat surfaces together. Think of Bondic® closer to that of a 3D printer, creating new material where it has been lost. Additionally, for Bondic® to stick onto surfaces, it needs to be rough to allow the Bondic® fluid to seep into the pores of said objects and literally “grab” onto them when cured. We always like to think of Bondic as like gripping something with your hands. If you are trying to grab onto a smooth surface it will be really difficult to do so. But if the surface is rough, you can get a much better grip.

Step 1: Fill the Hole With Bondic

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Before you begin, keep in mind that UV light provided in the Bondic kit can only cure 0.5mm of fluid at a time. This means you will need to do a layer-cure process and build up the material in the hole.

Start with a small drop in the hole and let gravity do its work until it drips down into the bottom. Then shine the UV light directly in the hole and count to 4. Continue this layer-cure process until the hole is completely filled with Bondic.

Note that Bondic will always cure to itself, the bond is so cohesive, every layer you make will fuse into one solid piece, just make sure you are not curing more than the recommended amount above at a time because the light will not be able to penetrate through.

Step 2: Screw Back Into the Hole

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Once the fluid is 100% cured at the top of the hole, simply screw right back into it and you are done!

If you accidentally cured too much fluid, simply use some sand paper or a nail file and shave down the cured material to the desired size!


LaurenceL2 (author)2016-08-09

I like Bondic, but their containers have a TERRIBLE shelf life -- at least for me. While kept in its storage tin (no excessive heat or light), the liquid chamber tends to rupture, right below where it's joined with the needle end.

I've had two Bondic "refills" die on me this way - the original, and the first of a 5-pack of refills.

Bondic (author)LaurenceL22016-08-09

Hi LaurenceL2, I apologize for that, if you email us a photo of the break to we would be happy to replace it for you.

LaurenceL2 (author)Bondic2016-08-11

Thank you, I will keep that offer in mind should I wind up with a 3rd container that ruptures in similar fashion.

exfftx11 (author)2016-07-11

Something I forgot about the first time I used Bondic. DON'T use it in sunlight! Sunlight has UV rays (where sunburns come from) and it will set before you even apply the included UV LED to it.

Other than my stupidity (or my old-timer's disease) it worked fine since then. I just stopped using it outdoors until after sunset. DUH!

Bondic (author)exfftx112016-07-18

Hi exfftx11, you are absolutely correct! Our UV light is just a concentrated ray from the sun. Thank you for the comment and warning!

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