Yet another acronym for my non responding brain to memorise?
No, Sugru is a new product, a self-setting rubber compound, which I tried after seeing a description in “Model Engineers Workshop”.
It is described as being adherent to many materials, including metals, glass, wood, fabrics, plastics.
It remains tough and flexible after curing.
Cures at room temperature.
Mouldable by hand. Waterproof. Electrically insulating. Temperature tolerant -50to +180 centigrade. UV resistant.
Available in various colours. I ordered black. Got 3 small sealed packets of 5gm each. Cost ~$au20 inc postage.
Once opened, the material should be used within 30 minutes. Cures within 24 hours.
Shelf life about 1 year, three times longer if kept in the fridge. (seek medical advice if swallowed)
So I tried it, and it looks good. Handles like slightly sticky PlayDoh. Washes off the finger easily.
Sounds a bit like Milliput http://www.milliput.com/ but uses air to start the curing process, where milliput is more a traditional 2 part epoxy (and can set underwater, and be used for things like radiator repair).
Just read on the packet that it is self curing rubber – that is definitely a point of difference – milliput sets hard.