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Help with Ceramic Repair

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David Zimmerman (fastedy)
Sat, 12 Apr 1997 21:54:15 -1000


Hi Mark:

I do a lot of clay work and my adhesive of choice is always 2-part epoxy.
You can get it anywhere (K-Mart, hardware store etc.). It comes in 5
minute bond, 30 minute bond etc. When I have something which is broken in
several pieces, I glue it one section at a time, waiting for each section
to dry before going on to the next. I mix up small quantities at a time
with a toothpick on aluminum foil. Sometimes I use sculpy (plastic, soft
clay) to hold the piece together until the glue bonds. The sculpy can be
scratched off if it gets into the seal. Epoxy dries clear and shiney, so
if you level off the seal while its still wet, it will look just like the
glaze.
Its very strong and is particularly suited to the rough, porous insides of
broken clay.
Good Luck!

Deb Rosenbaum (David Zimmerman)
fastedy

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