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Re: Royal Doulton Repair

Posted By: Peter Dale (spider-mtc-tc063.proxy.aol.com)
Date: 2/5/3 09:42

In Response To: Royal Doulton Repair (Susan)

Sue, Duro co. ,a div. of Loctite or vice versa, makes a light curing glue that could be perfect for this. You will need a sunny day but a drop at each spot will do. Hold it in perfect alignment when you walk into the sunlight. If possible have some one or yourself hold a magnifying lense with a concentrated beam of sunlight directed at the glue joint(s).This is to increase the effectiveness of the UV rays to penetrate through the colored surfaces. This will work if you are patient. All porcelain even colored, unless super thick and dark,will allow light through. Take about 3 min. to do it. The magnefied light should not be left on any spot for more than 20-30 sec. at a time.Its not the heat that cures the glue. After this time check the piece to assure its locked together, then clean the risidual stickyness off with alcohol.It may seem still sticky but underneath it should be cured. Unlke other glues the very top never cures,except in a vaccum.P.S.Make absolutely sure that every microscopic trace of the old glue is off before you start. GoodLuck. Email me if you have more questions. This is a reversable mend and properly done is invisible. Peter Dale

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