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Picture of Perfect-fit bath plug (Made with Oogoo)
I used Oogoo (Silicon I caulk + cornstarch) to mould a bath plug - fits perfectly and is watertight!

You should read the Oogoo instructable  ( http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Your-Own-Sugru-Substitute/ ) if you haven't already.  It's an eye-opener!

Step 1: What you'll need

  • Type I silicon caulk
  • Corn starch or 'Talc'
  • optional dye
  • mixing container
  • mixing stick
 
zazu_2479 months ago
Yeah, I mean, "good morning underwear"?!? That sounds like something that should be flagged, not featured. It's not that I have a problem with those kind of instructables, but there should at least be an option to filter them out or an age restriction or somthing. My little sister is on this site, for goodness sake! Sorry, I needed to vent for a moment.
zazu_2479 months ago
I... I misread the title. The internet has ruined my brain.
gtoal (author)  zazu_2479 months ago
But... but... but... that's outrageous! :-)

With some of the things that have been published on Instructables in the last year, I can understand your confusion. It's less of a kid-friendly place than it was for sure. Not an improvement in my opinion.

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peads924702 years ago
Oh cool...I have not been able to find a stopper that works and I've been wanting to try this stuff. Now that I know that it won't "melt" when wet, I'm going to try this. Thanks Mikey77!
gtoal (author)  peads924702 years ago
I'm pleased to relate that after more than a year my plug is still in use ever day and working perfectly. However the "WAF" is low and I do recommend putting in some extra effort to make it look nice. Also it's so flush in my bath that sometimes it's a little tricky to get out again so I suggest embedding a loop of something in it to give you a handle to grip it by or attach a chain to.
This is great! For years I've been searching for a drain plug for my kitchen sink that actually fits! This is perfect. OOH! I just got another idea for this stuff. I could mold a holder for my Iphone that fits the cupholder in my truck. Cool! And I just thought of other things that I could make molds for using this stuff!!!
gtoal (author)  howdotheydothat3 years ago
I took your suggestion and made an enclosure for my cell phone in the style of an Otterbox. Ugly as hell but it does now bounce nicely :-) (I wrapped the cell phone in clingwrap first. Be sure to mould plenty round the front as well to hold it in or it will fall out as the oogoo stretches a little larger than when it was applied)
narf73 years ago
Ugly but functional...I can't see this catching on in sales and marketing but as a quick fix for an irritating leaky plug its a winner! :)
gtoal (author)  narf73 years ago
True; I did consider trimming it up by cutting the base flat and making the top part a perfect circle by putting it in a medicine-bottle cap before it set, but I'm really not all that fussy about the aesthetics.