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How to Fix Broken Glass Using Glue

by:Heng Xing     2020-03-30
It is always very heart breaking to have one of your ceramics or glass items that hold a sentimental value break. Although you might have the money to buy another one, you know that something which is just irreplaceable. However you will find consolation in knowing that if your valuable item was not shattered into a million pieces you can put back the pieces together using glue. With a small procedure on how to glue glass you will have back your valuable looking as good as new. Although the multipurpose glue can also do the job, to form a firm and durable bond you will need to use glue that is specialized for only glass bonds. One of the first things you should do is to put on protective gloves that will ensure you don't get cuts from all the sharp edges. Secondly, you should start prepping by cleaning the glass to get rid of all the debris or any dirt that may interfere with the bonding process. Cleaning should be done slowly and carefully with water after which all the pieces are left out to dry. Remember not to wipe the sharp edges as you can cause injuries to yourself. Before you begin the process on how to glue glass, you should assure that you have all the tools you will need. Some of them including a small bowl and a stick, molding clay, masking tapes, and rubber bands all depending on the item you are repairing. To begin with you need to pour the two parts of the epoxy glue in your small bowl and mix thoroughly with the stick you had prepared. Note that the glue you mix should be just enough to cover only one side and not both. After the glue is well mixed use a small stick or tooth pick to apply it the one side of the broken glass. Apply pressure holding the pieces together for at least 30 minutes or according to read the instructions on the glue bottle. After the glue is firmly in place use the rubber band for a round surfaced item such as a vase or a cap, pegs or clothes pins in for a plate, to hold the broken pieces together. Your valuable should then be kept away in this state for a minimum of 24 hours or for as long as your glue bottle specifies. With this procedure followed to the latter you will have your vase or plate looking as good as new. This same procedure can be used on fixing a broken tile or to repair cracked tiles at home. With a computer and internet access at home you can get all kinds of procedures on how to fix broken items including how to glue metal to metal using specialized metal glues. Glue gives you a cheaper and easier solution to fix broken glass.
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