glue for broken glass shade

Old 04-05-02, 05:30 AM
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Question glue for broken glass shade

I'm not sure if this is the right place for my question, but it looked the best.

I broke a painted, frosted glass lamp shade. I think it can still look okay if I glue it back together and turn the worst side toward the wall, but I don't know what kind of glue would be the best to use. The shade is fairly thick glass. WeldBond says it can be used on glass, and it dries clear, but I don't know if it would hold strong enough. What would be the best thing to use?


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Repairing broken glass

Typically a two-part epoxy is used for glass repairs. It is heat resistant and may be advisable for a glass lampshade that may get hot. It has excellent bonding strength. Drying time varies by manufacturer. Clean up requires acetone. Fumes are toxic and flammable.

Cyanoacrylate (Instant Glue, Krazy Glue, Super Glue) is another glue used for glass repairs. It bonds immediately and has good bonding strength. It is also heat resistant. It is toxic and flammable. It's instant bonding could also be considered a hazard, posing an opportunity for a misaligned repair. Clean up requires acetone.

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