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Toy torn, question about materials to fix it

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:54 pm
by FurryEnthusiast
Hello. So, I got a Mary and Sugar Star during a Black Friday sale quite a while ago. Sadly, I accidentally nicked the entrance of both of them with a fingernail quite a while ago while cleaning, and the tiny tear on my Mary got way, way worse now from further use; the bottom of the entrance is torn about a quarter-inch deep, and the tear tapers thinner and stops about 2 inches in. The top's torn too, for the same reason, but less severely. She's kinda uncomfortable to use now. Sugar Star has fared a bit better, and is still usable, but is still pretty torn inside the entrance.

So, I want to repair them, but was curious about the materials I can do so with. I know there's Smooth-on Sil-poxy as the reliable go-to, but it's pretty expensive (~$20 for .5 oz on ebay), so I was curious about other silicone adhesives on the market. So, does anyone know of a reliable, non-toxic silicone adhesive besides Sil-poxy that will bind platinum-cured silicone to platinum-cured silicone, not crack or peel from friction, and still remain soft and pliable enough to make the toy comfortable to use again? Ideally it would cure to be body-safe, like the original toy too, unlike Sil-poxy and its carcinogen/reproductive harm warning. Namely, I'd like any advice on something like 'LOCTITE Clear Silicone Adhesive', 'LOCTITE Superflex RTV Silicone Adhesive Sealant', or 'Devcon Clear Silicone Adhesive' as the cheaper options.

Thanks in advance for any advice!

Re: Toy torn, question about materials to fix it

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:25 am
by Dracon Ra
Try this thread, should answer all your questions:
viewtopic.php?f=127&t=7985

Re: Toy torn, question about materials to fix it

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 4:31 am
by FurryEnthusiast
Dracon Ra wrote:Try this thread, should answer all your questions:
viewtopic.php?f=127&t=7985



I know there's Smooth-on Sil-poxy as the reliable go-to, but it's pretty expensive (~$20 for .5 oz on ebay), so I was curious about other silicone adhesives on the market. So, does anyone know of a reliable, non-toxic silicone adhesive besides Sil-poxy[...]

Thanks for the response, but I read that post already. I know about Sil-poxy (and its high price), as said, but I'm asking about alternative, cheaper repair materials that may be just as effective. Just curious if anyone had any lasting success with other products than Sil-poxy on platinum-silicone toys. Don't really wanna irreparably damage my toys, after all.

Re: Toy torn, question about materials to fix it

Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:10 am
by Grimly Fiendish
Even with Sil-Poxy, I think you would need to worry about whether the silicone patch wouldn't be super-soft like the rest of Mary. With cheaper alternatives to Sil-Poxy, they might be even firmer than Sil-Poxy (I don't know). The patch might be a lot firmer, and be noticeable in a distracting way. It doesn't hurt to try though (if the other option is getting rid of the toy).

Square Peg has silicone kits for customizing toys, maybe see if one of their products could work? Square Peg are known for having soft silicone, so I'd be surprised if their silicone customizing materials are firm.

Re: Toy torn, question about materials to fix it

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:26 pm
by Dee
Honestly? It's too late.

I tried a repair with sil-poxy and even that was far more rigid than the surrounding material. It definitely gave a distracting feeling when using it after. I work with RTV and it's way more rigid than sil-poxy. Is the price really such a big problem? Cutting the package carefully and resealing it meant i had several attempts. As above though, it's too late, sorry to say.