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Author Topic: Help please... need a glass repairer in Australia (or anywhere else)  (Read 1197 times)

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Offline Anik R

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Re: Help please... need a glass repairer in Australia (or anywhere else)
« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2013, 07:44:55 PM »
Wow, thank you everybody!  I'll pass the link on to the owner of the seal... certainly worth a try, and if all else fails, glass glue might do the trick.

Though I don't visit the GMB as often as I used to, I still think it's the best forum around. You guys are the best.
Anik


P.S. Sue, I don't think you did all that bad of a job with your piece... it's just a little more artistic now than it was before. Tee hee.

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Re: Help please... need a glass repairer in Australia (or anywhere else)
« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2013, 07:54:14 PM »
I display it high up, with the repair and the big crack to the back. It still looks fabulous - only I know different.  :'(

I hope your buyer manages something to make it a bit happier.
I can't imagine finding another would be at all easy.
Cheers, Sue (M)
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Re: Help please... need a glass repairer in Australia (or anywhere else)
« Reply #22 on: November 20, 2013, 12:25:00 AM »
Sue that's a much better job than I would make.  I've one glued compote where all I had to do was glue the bowl onto the stem and it wasn't easy to hold it still until it 'cured'.  My little Clichy jug sits in a cabinet with bits inside it.  I'm not even going to try with that as the last vase I broke, I ended up binning.
But possibly, if you repair glass on a regular basis, then it might be more simple perhaps knowing the tricks of the trade etc.?
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Re: Help please... need a glass repairer in Australia (or anywhere else)
« Reply #23 on: November 20, 2013, 01:42:32 AM »
Hi here's the link, just noticed she does not say glass though. Everything else so it may still be worth checking, plus she comes recommended which is even better.
https://www.facebook.com/CeramicRepair

Hi Sue, yes would have been abit "yuck"   :-[ without my full name, never noticed that before  :o
I was kitty-kat1234

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Re: Help please... need a glass repairer in Australia (or anywhere else)
« Reply #24 on: November 20, 2013, 09:54:32 AM »
Probably we tend not to repair (with glue) unless something is truly worth keeping  -  otherwise it goes in the bin.             I have used 'blu tack' to support two or perhaps three pieces whilst the glue cures  -  and if there are multiple pieces then the reconstruction can be built up piece by piece, with each one setting before the next is put in place.             Cocktail sticks are useful for mixing and applying the glue  -  just the right sort of fine point that's needed, and although it's very hard when cured, the excess glue of these two part adhesives can be trimmed with a very sharp stanley or craft knife.
I don't think that however good the repair is - when using glue - that you can ever say 'look an invisibel (see, I did the same Christine) mend' - part of the answer is that when handling one piece of glass to make sure there isn't another underneath - to avoid the possibility of butter fingers ;D

Another tip I discovered the hard way, is not to put one tumbler inside another - they lock up and one or the other might then break :'(


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