Introduction: Bondic How-To - Repair Frayed Cords

Living in a battery society, almost everything we own needs to be charged on a regular basis. Though our gadgets are becoming more durable (for the most part), their charging cords seem to be as delicate as ever. Thankfully with Bondic, you can create hard plastic around any fray, completely protecting the cables from any further damage. You can also use Bondic to create a protective layer around the cable before the break even happens.

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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: Apply Bondic

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To start off the repair, add a small layer of Bondic to the frayed area and cure it with the UV light. Do not worry if you did not put the Bondic fluid in the right position, Bondic will only harden if exposed to the UV light, so you have lots of time to get it right!

Once you have the fluid in the right spot, shine the UV light and count to 4. Keep applying Bondic in small layers, roughly 0.5mm at a time. Bondic will always cure to itself, the bond is so cohesive that 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.

One trick to use to make sure it is fully cured is to simply tap the end of the light against the drop you are shining the light on, if the light does not stick then it is 100% hard plastic now. Keep building layer by layer (like a 3D printer) until you have created an entirely new piece of plastic around the frayed area (resembling a piece of tape).

Step 2: Cover Unprotected Areas to Prevent Further Damage

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Just because one of the cord remains in tact does not mean it will not undergo the same fate as the broken side.

To prevent anymore damage, repeat the same process on the good end of the cord. This will create a protective layer to help you cords live to see another day.

Now that you are done, just plug in your devices and you are good to go!

Step 3: Plug in Your Phone!

That is it, you are done!

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