Gertrude Boyer Dining Table November 02nd, 2018 - 08:57:36
Here all you got it's a metal rod and then stuck to a glass top without much reinforcement. Everything is pivoted on this joint and any, and the sheer force or pivoting tilt could crack the glue so and it happens a few times. So what I have done and discovered is that UV glue is hard to come by for home use, and luckily I've found what we can actually use. Jb weld to part a glue to do this repair so stay with me.
This is the acetone that I use to clean the previous glue and it's what I did is I put on some of the acetone on that piece of metal and after it cure for a little bit or it melted the glue. As you can see, then I can start wiping the glue. Oh, I see that notice that the glue that was on the metal they used to glue glass to these metal stud is not silicone. It was some kind of a UV cured epoxy and by using acetone. I was April to soften it to a point that I can just use Tower and my finger to peel them off with acetone soaking on that piece of metal for a minute or two and then using the kitchen towel. I was able to clean it and remove all the glue, and you can tell by the shine that is on this metal
Stud looks like aluminum after that, where the glassware broke off. I use marker to clearly mark where that metal used to be so that I can use some sandpaper like so these are, I believe these are like 200 grit sandpaper and I just sand the other side of the glass to create a good surface for the glue to adhere to, as you can see, I have scuffed the glass a little bit with sandpaper, and this is the underside of the glass of course, and make it easier for the glue to attach to or rather than a slick last service.
This is the jb weld glue to pot glue that I used for this purpose, as you notice that there is a steel part and a hardener part they looks like this is high-temperature rated epoxy with metal filling for engine mount seal, and you mix them in equal parts and let it sit for a little bit, not too long, maybe a minute or two. Then you can apply to the joint once the glue has been mixed and sit for about a minute or so to make sure it's properly mixed in then you can start applying the glue onto the service, and usually I will try to make it inside smaller than The dots and spread them out and let the weight of a glass spread it out for me, and the purpose is let the glue sit outside of this a little bit when they got squeezed out, so it forms a flange.
So this is the glue getting ready to be applied to the spot. As you can see, I have two glass a line right on top of the metal piece with the glue and as I let go of the glass, you can see that the glue is starting to merge away and spreading evenly outside, and once it's settled I Will let it dry for 24 hours before moving as you can see, you may need some help to move the glue evenly, but that's the idea within a minute.