Any good ways to repair China?


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Any good ways to repair China?

Postby TeaRoomInsider » Jan 7th, '07, 00:44

I break a lot of Tea Equipment, I'll admit it. I have been using a strong adhesive, yet if the object gets wet after I've glued it, it comes apart again. Any ideas, so the crack will not be too noticeable? I've asked around the NJ Tea Rooms but I keep forgetting what they said to use! At least here it will be in writing. Thanks!

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Postby Chip » Jan 7th, '07, 00:56

...i break too many teapots...I use Krazy Glue or something similar. I am able to use the teapots, although if I do the bond will eventually fail...though sometimes not for years.
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Postby TeaRoomInsider » Jan 7th, '07, 01:04

Yes I've tried that but if I submerge my China... it usally seperates. I've recently broken my favorite Tea Pots handle. Can you suggest the glue's brand name? Than you!
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Postby Chip » Jan 7th, '07, 01:20

TeaRoomInsider wrote:Yes I've tried that but if I submerge my China... it usally seperates. I've recently broken my favorite Tea Pots handle. Can you suggest the glue's brand name? Than you!


I use whatever brand I find at the office store. I brew hot tea in them, use them all the time, rinse them, rub clean with my hands...ok, they are for personal use
...but I never use soap to clean them. and I do not submerge them in hot water...
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Postby TeaRoomInsider » Jan 7th, '07, 01:36

Alright thanks Chip. I discovered the glue I had was not krazy glue, its just elmers haha :oops: Ill pick up some and try it out.
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Postby TeaRoomInsider » Jan 18th, '07, 21:31

I picked up some Krazy glue today and it works delightfully. Thanks again.
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Postby Chip » Jan 18th, '07, 21:47

TeaRoomInsider wrote:I picked up some Krazy glue today and it works delightfully. Thanks again.


You are welcome. By the way, I followed the directions of dampening one side of the break slightly and it seems to make it more permanant...
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