Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Earthquake Broke My Favorite China Cup: Use CA Adhesive

porcelain repair - ceramic repair - Cyanocrolate - BSI Hobby Adhesives
Q: What is the best way to fix broken cups, plates and porcelain/ceramic knickknacks? – K. O’Clair, San Luis Obispo, CA

A: Being located in earthquake country, BSI’s Glue Pros have become experts at this. CA is always the best choice for these types of fixes. If a precious object is broken into two or three pieces, any of our thicker CAs (except IC-2000) can be sparingly applied to one part and then the pieces can be aligned and held tightly together for 15 seconds.

If there are more than three pieces, the object needs to be reassembled without using any adhesive, using small pieces of masking tape to hold everything in place. Once every part is perfectly aligned, any of BSI’s thin CAs can be applied along all the joints. After about 30 seconds, all the joints can be sprayed with Insta-Set and the tape can be removed. A paper towel soaked in Un-Cure will then remove any excess CA from the outside.