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Tips and Techniques for 3M Super 77 Spray Adhesive
3M™ Super 77™ Multipurpose Adhesive is one of the most useful and versatile tools for home decorating, crafting, construction and quick household fixes. It is easy to use, dries quickly and yields professional results for practically any project you can think up. Here are some tips and techniques for making your projects easier and more successful.
3M Super 77 Tips and Techniques
3M Super 77 Tips and Techniques
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  Wait 30 seconds.
Wait approximately 30 seconds after spraying before attaching the surfaces together. This allows the solvents to evaporate and improves the bond strength.
  Save the nozzles.
Nozzles can get clogged. To combat this, try soaking clogged nozzles in turpentine or mineral spirits to loosen the adhesive. Also, save good nozzles from empty cans to use as replacements.
  Avoid bubbles.
A good way to help eliminate trapped bubbles when gluing surfaces is to apply pressure starting from the center of the material and then carefully working outward.
  Purge the can.
To extend the life of the can of 3M™ Super 77™ Multipurpose Adhesive, turn it upside down when the project is complete. Spray into a safe location (like an empty box) until the glue stops coming out.
  Removing overspray.

Adhesive overspray is always better prevented than removed. But several common solvents can help clean it off, including mineral spirits, turpentine, citrus-based cleaners or 3M™ Adhesive Remover. Be sure to follow proper precautionary measures when using solvents!

On hands, apply baby oil, cooking or vegetable oil, followed by soap and water.

On furniture, use a furniture polish.

On fabrics and carpet, first remove as much glue as possible with masking tape. Then dab the surface with a cloth dampened with one of the solvents listed above. Or spray the surface directly with 3M™ Adhesive Remover or a citrus-based cleaner.

Always test solvents and cleaners on inconspicuous areas of fabric or carpet first.

When using solvents, extinguish all ignition sources, including pilot lights, and follow the manufacturer's precautions and directions for use.

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