Jul 19, 2010 at 5:25 pm #1261361
A while back I posted about a neat little product I found called Sugru. Sugru is a hand-moldable silicon putty. There's all sorts of details on the site… but basically once I saw this, I had to get it to put a lip guard on my Ti mugs – I love these mugs, but they can sting when drinking hot beverages.
This stuff is pretty easy to work with – it's kinda like tacky play-dough. It took me about 5 minutes to do this quick job. I'm not much of a sculptor, so don't judge my uneven application :)
Here's a pic of my first shot at it – this is after testing it (successfully) and putting it through the dishwasher.
Important to note: you must make sure your hands are completely dry when you start, otherwise it gets a little gummy.
And for the gram weenies: One sachet of Sugru (which is all that was needed here) is 5g. :)Jul 19, 2010 at 5:43 pm #1630463
Ken T.BPL Member
Another option, from Snow Peak. Hot lips.
Could you use one of those silicone wrist bands also?Jul 19, 2010 at 5:50 pm #1630467
Could you use one of those silicone wrist bands also?
Yeah, there's a few other options, like also just using rubber bands. I just prefer this one… truly a personal preference, and another optionJul 19, 2010 at 5:57 pm #1630472
Ken T.BPL Member
OK.Jul 20, 2010 at 3:10 am #1630611
Mark FowlerBPL Member
It looks like a fantastic material for all sorts of MYOG uses. I had my eye on one of those hot lips gizmos but with this I should be able to make my own. Off to order a few sachets. (www.sugru.com)
I hoped you noticed the warning about direct contact with food and potential allergy issues. I expect that much of this is the usual covering of back sides and the inability of small manufacturers to pay for lots of testing but it does need to be heeded.Jul 20, 2010 at 6:31 am #1630630
I hoped you noticed the warning about direct contact with food and potential allergy issues.
yeah, i think their concern is that the cured surface is slightly porous (bumpy) and so yeah, if I were to use it on the inside of the mug, I think there'd be a risk of the Sugru harboring germs. So I would agree that you wouldn't want to use it as a food surface, but I don't see any harm in what I've done here, and my lips didn't swell after drinking so I think I'm good here.
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