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Re: Jade Repair - HELP!

Posted By: James Schooley <furnitureissues@earthlink.net> (0-1pool247-198.nas2.sioux-city1.ia.us.da.qwest.net)
Date: 9/10/5 20:32

In Response To: Jade Repair - HELP! (Phoenix)

There really is no glue that will hold this surface without any chemical present, but acid is not an adhesive ingredient, so that's not a concern. You will find that modern C/A (cyno acralate) glues will stay clear a long time, with today's formulas. These are know asS super Glues at the Hdw. Stores. There are many variations now, and I like one called Plastic Surgery, it sets a bit slower, for more positioning time. Read the labels carefully and choose the one that you feel good about. Use as little as will cover both surfaces completely with just a tiny bit of squeeze out. Rubber gloves are a good idea, hold the two parts tight together and don't wiggle, as you do, have someone wipe off the excess glue with a Q-tip. Hold together for as long as the test, (you did on a scrap item) took to set, no wiggeling the two parts. Then alloy to rest in a stress free position for 2 hours. Don't be tempted to check the strength of the joint, as we all seem to do, but assume it will always be a bit more fragile than before. Since the next time it comes apart, there won't be a virgin surface to glue to as there is right now. BTW, if you have touched the break a bit, and left behind skin oils, wipe with nail polish remover prior to gluing, for a better bond.

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