RE: [Yorke_Kits] Digest Number 526
- Hi Tom,
Thanks for the reply and suggestions. I kind of thought that white glue was
the best to use and I went out and purchased some and have re-glued the
castings with great success.
On another note, I would like to wish you the best of luck on your upcoming
operation and wish you a very speedy recovery. However, don't rush it or
you'll end up taking longer to recover fully than you'd like to.
Date: Mon, 05 Sep 2005 15:42:57 -0000
From: "Tom Yorke" <tomyorke@...>
Subject: Re: Best Glue for castings
--- In Yorke_Kits@yahoogroups.com, "JEM" <trainnut@e...> wrote:
> Morning Guys,
> A question for the group and Tom, I have 2 plaster castings that somehow
> managed to get broken. The good news is that the castings have clean
> and can easily be glued together. My question is, what is the best glue
> use to put them back together. I'm thinking that maybe white glue would
> a good candidate but it's been so long since I worked on a plaster casting
> that I don't really remember.
> Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks and have a safe holiday.
> J. Motts
> El Paso, TX
It may depend upon the casting type or size, but normally, white glue is
fine. Epoxy will also work, but white glue is the best, easiest thing to
use. If it is
a structural joint - one that will have stress applied to it - back up the
a piece of thin card to cover the joint and give extra strength.
- --- In Yorke_Kits@yahoogroups.com, "JEM" <trainnut@e...> wrote:
> Hi Tom,glue was
> Thanks for the reply and suggestions. I kind of thought that white
> the best to use and I went out and purchased some and have re-glued theI find that diluting the glue with a bit of soapy water will cause the
> castings with great success.
glue to bond better by seeping into the plaster. Michael's warning
about not getting any on the face is even more appropriate, you might
consider painting the plaster with a light wash of whatever color so
that if you do get some glue on the plaster it won't show bright
white. Gluing something on the back is also a good idea, when
impossible i have been able to insert brass pins inside the plaster
but that is tricky.
> On another note, I would like to wish you the best of luck on your
> operation and wish you a very speedy recovery. However, don't rushit or
> you'll end up taking longer to recover fully than you'd like to.Ditto.
> Thanks again,
> J. Motts