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Replacement: TOL-11228. Because Sugru has a somewhat limited shelf-life, it now ships in packages of 8 mini-packs instead of 12, so that you don't have too much laying around. This page is for reference only.

Description: A 'hack' is a clever solution to an everyday problem. Sugru is a silicone rubber modeling material that sets permanently, empowering you to "hack things better." Sugru comes in sealed, 5 gram foil packets and can be worked in much the same way as modeling clay. It adheres to aluminum, steel, glass, wood, and even some fabrics and plastics. After drying for 24 hours at room temperature, it maintains a hard rubbery texture. Use Sugru to add grip to tools and everyday items, smooth over rough edges, even add non-slip padding to the bottom of electronic device/coffee mugs/anything you want! When it's dry, Sugru is waterproof and dishwasher safe, meaning you can use it on just about anything.

This pouch comes with 12 mini-packs of Sugru material in 5 colors, two Sugru stickers and a 7-step booklet to help you become a 'Sugru Guru.' We like Sugru because it makes tools like pliers and screwdrivers more comfortable to use and also makes a great prototyping material! Check out the Sugru website below for examples of how other people are using Sugru to hack things better.

Note: Sugru has a limited shelf-life (at least 6 months). Each pack is marked with a sell-by and use-by date. Keep this in mind when ordering. If you don't have a project in mind, you might not want it sitting around unused for too long. If you receive an expired packet, mourn for it, then contact Tech Support and we'll get a new one out to you.

Features:

  • Sets in 30 minutes, Cures in 24 hours.
  • Adheres to Aluminum, Steel, Glass, Wood, and even some Fabrics and Plastics.
  • Five gram packs
  • Colors can be mixed
  • Waterproof and dishwasher safe when cured.
  • Temperature resistant from -60° to 180°C

Includes:

  • 2 x 5 gram mini-packs of Blue Sugru
  • 2 x 5 gram mini-packs of Orange Sugru
  • 2 x 5 gram mini-packs of Green Sugru
  • 3 x 5 gram mini-packs of Black Sugru
  • 3 x 5 gram mini-packs of White Sugru
  • 2 x Sugru stickers
  • "Become a Sugru Guru" Booklet

Documents:

Comments 48 comments

  • how come all of the flavors taste the same? I would at least expect the orange one to taste like orange :/

  • I have no idea what I’d use this for…. but I want it!

  • Why would one ever need duct tape again?

    • For tape-requiring applications, like, how would a sugru belt be at all practical? That sure would use a loooot of ‘gru ;)

  • Now we need a Sparkfun cookie cutter!

  • this would be a good way to make molded connectors, just mold around some pins= instant multi pin plug.

    • I’ve done this before with some professional camcorder batteries that had a funny pin spacing - I stuck gold-plated pins into the battery connector, made a ‘dam’ around them with Blue-tac and poured in some Araldite Precision (slow-cure epoxy). It worked fine, but eventually the epoxy started to crack with use. Sugru looks like a much easier way of doing it, plus the flex should stop that from happening :-)

  • In the picture of the tools how many 5 gram packets were used? Two colors, so at least two were used I guess. Just wondering if it was more. Thx.

  • Not selling this anymore??? Why not?

    • We had a lot of issues with the expiration dates of the material. Buying bulk values of this made it difficult to clear it off the shelves before it became unusable.

      • Ah OK, I had heard it goes off pretty quickly, hopefully they’ll improve the shelf-life a bit. Thanks for the reply.

        • You should be able to still buy it from them directly, or check with what other distributors they have. There’s also the option to make your own at home, if you are so inclined.

          • Yes, I actually chased it up yesterday and they do ship to Aus, so that’s good. Don’t think I’d be inclined to make it, but that certainly sounds interesting. I would have thought it would be a ‘secret formula’ sort of thing, is there information on making it?

  • Packet says sell by 25/9/11 , they did that alright use by 25/03/12 well I am about 6 months too late I guess.

  • Sugru I bought a pack and left it sealed for 12 months then got to using it and it had all gone off ?? I see the note now above but it did not say that when I bought it. Jeez I’m ticked off - my fault for not getting round to using it

    Use it up QUICK !!!

  • TOTALLY gonna get some of this.

  • Great stuff, wish they’d provide it in cyan, magenta, and yellow. Then you could mix it to make any color. Also I did get one packet I’d describe as lumpy, wasn’t usable, but the other of the same color (orange) is fine (casting earplugs right now).

  • Does anybody have experience using the stuff with threads? Can you mold it to threads, let it cure without the threaded fastener and have somewhat of a threaded sugru? Is there a notable shrinkage factor?

  • Man, this stuff is awesome! It’s a bit hard to get it off your fingers, but with 1 black pouch I added grips to my water bottle lid and FireSteel. And then I added bumpers to my Sandisk Cruzer, put some pads on the bottom of my netbook, and added grips to a screw-on thingy.
    And then I used one blue pouch and one white. RF Modulator: Will never come off the old TV. Dimmer with missing knob: SUGRU’D! Cruzer 8GB: Now an alien bug and still fits in the USB port! I can THROW IT AGAINST THE WALL AND EVERYTHING STILL WORKS. Old soccer ball with more foam chunks out of it than swiss cheese: Patched!
    All in all, this stuff isn’t quite the same thing I expected: it’s not as soft after it dries. But it is completely totally awesome anyway, and I’m looking forward to finding more things to use it on.
    I love this “Practical Play-Dough”! Do yourself a favor and get some.

  • Does anyone know, or have the means to test and see if this stuff is acid resistant/proof? HCL in particular.

    • They don’t specifically address it in the web site, but the MSDS says “Materials to avoid: Acids, bases, and oxidising agents”. http://sugru.com/pdfs/FORMEROLsugru_MSDS_Oct09.pdf

  • I see it comes in white… A simple, yet elegant, solution to tricking someone into thinking their refrigerator light is broken!

  • Because of the short shelf life on this, do you think we could get maybe packs of 6 or 4? I want to buy some but because I have no immediate use for it(though I know I will eventually) I want to wait til I have a use before buying it. A 6 month expiration is pretty short in my opinion

    • The shelf life of silicone products can be significantly extended by storing them at low temperatures (in your your fridge or freezer). You should be able to make it last 2 or 3 years this way.

    • Of course, on the other hand, it only costs $17 and is basically an awesome replacement for duck/electrical tape

      • Supposedly it still has a few months after that date. The stuff is totally addictive, once you start using it, well, it’s hack'n'crack. ;)

  • Finally! Mote Engineer putty!

  • Sugru is some amazing stuff. Although it is not a miracle product, it can be very handy. Go to sugru.com for a photo gallery submitted by users.
    It’s not food safe, but has been keeping the lid strap on my Nalgene bottle secure for a year now. The strap had a pretty good size split/crack in it and I used about half a pouch to fix it.
    I have also used it as standoffs on an Arduino board. I simply rolled it up into small spheres and, after applying it with a little pressure, it stuck to the board extremely well! Needed pliers to peel it off.
    Please keep in mind that it has a shelf life of six months, after which it will begin to dry out and harden inside the metallic-style pouch.

  • where is printed the expiration date?

  • where is printed the expiration date?

  • where is the printed expiration date?

    • On the batch I got, its on the back of each 5g pack, at the bottom. I ordered mine directly from the company some time ago though, so YMMV.

  • Interestingly, there is a DIY variant of this. So you can DIY while you DIY.
    However, you wouldn’t want to get silicone on your hands…

  • This looks like it would make a good insulator if you have a couple bare wires going through a tight spot.

  • That pair of pliers is now about 500% more metal.

  • How well does it stick to PCBs (FR-4 specifically)? I’m looking for a stand-off alternative.

    • Actually it works like a champ. I built a permanent version of the EMSL dark detecting throwie and sealed it with Sugru. It’s probably one of the prettier hacks I’ve done, and beats duct tape. Pic at: http://bit.ly/ne5dQj

  • Looking through the images on the sugru site, 5 grams is a fairly decent amount, and i cant see using the whole amount unless your making new soles for your shoes :)

    • Hmmm… couldn’t you put a pack or so to make a thin layer on the bottoms of a pair of socks? Those would be some real flexible kicks. And you could even put in toe dividers + toe/heel bumpers and make your own Five Fingers running shoes!


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