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No More Nails Adhesive
Member Name: valve90210
No More Nails Adhesive
Advantages: Easy to dispense evenly, instant grab but with enough time to manoeuvre for perfect placement
Disadvantages: Not the cheapest of products
Being a home cinema enthusiast, when I moved in with my girlfriend, I wanted to set up my surround sound speakers. Whilst my girlfriend was fine with this, she was not keen on the idea of lots of speaker leads obviously trailing everywhere, this left me with two options, I could either sink the wires into the walls, or I could use small section trunking to hide the wires.
I initially decided upon the harder more time consuming method of sinking the wires into the walls, however after a few tests we decided that this was not going to work, our walls are solid concrete which varies between being virtually impossible to drill/chisel to dry and crumbly. As such we went for the trunking.
The trunking was supplied with "super strong" tape on the back designed to stick the turinking place meaning no nailing of screwing to the wall. We made sure the walls were clean and dust and grease free then tried sticking the trunking in place. It stayed on the walls for all of five minutes before it sagged then fell off, despite our best efforts to press it into place firmly along the whole length of the trunking.
My mother then suggested No More Nails. She had half a tube left from a job she had been doing and a spare dispenser gun. The tube slotted nicely into the dispenser gun and we began. The glue is quite firm so required a reasonable amount of force on the dispenser to begin with, though once we had got it started it cam out in a nice bead allowing us to evenly and neatly apply it to the trunking. With a bead of No More Nails along the middle of the trunking, we set about placing in along the wall.
Once in place there was enough what I call slip time (ie before the glue really grips) to allow us to make enough adjustments to get the trunking in exactly the right place before we pressed firmly along the length of the trunking to ensure good contact. Initially I had thought that it was unlikely to work very well as the plastic would notabsorb any of the glue and so would be unlikely to adhere very well. I also thought that we would need to maintain pressure on the whole length of trunking while the glue set. I was wrong once pressed firmly along the length, the glue was holding the trunking firmly in place with no sign of slipping at all, it's claim of instant grab was actually accurate.
The trunking has now been in place for nearly 2 years and has not caused us any problems at all. We can sweep along the top of it or vacuum it and it never feels like it might fall off, it feels really firmly in place.
If we ever need to remove the trunking I'm unsure how easy it will be or what damage it might do to the walls, but I can't let that have any baring on my review because lets face it, this is a review of a glue and it works very well indeed.
I will certainly use this product again.
Summary: Great product which really does what it claims to do
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