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Glue for a small glass figurine?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by CitizenOfDreams, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. CitizenOfDreams

    CitizenOfDreams

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    I have a small figurine made of clear glass that got broken during shipping. Is there a glue that can hold it together without being too noticeable?
     
  2. Cubdriver

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    *perhaps* a cyanoacrylate (super glue) might work.

    -Pat
     

  3. MLM

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    clear epoxy, comes in 2 tubes that you mix together.
     
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    i've used the clear epoxy from harbor freight, cheap, quick, and clear:wavey:
     
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    Spiffums I.C.P.

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    Isn't there a clear model car glue now? Testers I think is the brand.
     
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    I also heard duct tape works well :tongueout:
     
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    You want the optically clear UV cement that gunslinger posted.

    I use a similar glue sold to watchmakers, but it's a lot more expensive than that--I'll have to buy the Loctite and see if it's the same stuff.
     
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    UV curing glass glue

    The loctite brand works fine in my experience
     
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    Great idea about the UV curing glue, but I don't have a UV light source readily available (apart from the Floridian sun). How about a consumer version of it (rearview mirror adhesive from the auto parts store), will it work?
     
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    The sun will work fine
     
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    E6000 clear from mallmart. One tube no mixing. It will hold. I am a glass artist and use it for various things.
     
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    Won't work on glass. Model glue works by melting/bonding the plastic together.
     
  19. RichJ

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    I've used regular 'ol superglue on delicate glass figurines with great results.

    My wife has a glass carousel that the kids have broken a dozen times. You can't see the breaks unless you really know where to look.
     
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