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Re: Glass repair

Posted By: Peter Dale <PeteandDawnie@aol.com> (spider-wq071.proxy.aol.com)
Date: 6/6/2 23:58

In Response To: Glass repair (Kirk Spalinger)

Kirk, one approach I take is to thin out several drops of "Crystal Clear" glass glue (made by loctite) with a drop of denatured alcohol and pour it on the crack from the inside. The idea is to dam the glue mix over the area. You can use wax or clay for the dam. Cradle it so the liquid favors the crack area. Leave it in a dark area and hope the mix wicks through the crack. If you see or feel any moisture on the under side , then take it outside on a sunny day exposing the inside of it to the sunlight for 1 to 5 min. If you can feel a greasy lump above the crack then its done. Wipe the greasy area off with alcohol or mineral spirits and you should be done. Any excess glue can be razored off or ignored as its optically clear and will pick up the surrounding color. Good Luck. PS you can also , if practical, work from the outside in. The glue will only cure in direct sun , time is not a big factor you can wait even weeks to do the cure.

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