On Thu 04 Dec 2008 10:01:58p, Square Peg told us...
Id ask Bob. :) I would be amazed if adding a paint to an epoxy mixture
would work. Perhaps there are powdered or special paste tints that are
used with epoxy. I dont know. Im not an expert.
My guess is that it will, if you sand and roughen up the surface of the
epoxy. I would highly recommend testing it on a piece of scrap.
I guess we all putter in different ways. I do fix things around the house
that need it, and usually replace rather than repair the parts. Right now
Im in the process of adding additional weather stripping around the
perimeter of our exterior doors.
When I putter, its usually in the kitchen. I enjoy cooking and baking.
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Glue the chip back in with 5 minute epoxy. Before the glue hardens completely,
scrape any excess off with your fingernail. (15 minutes?) If you do it right,
it'll hardly show. You might want to keep it out of the dishwasher to make the
Typical female logic... We loves our butter dish so let's us uses it
until it breaks and there's no fixes to it. Then we cries and sobs
about how much we loves that butter dish and now it's gones forever.
With paint, you'll have to put about 100 coats on to fill the chip.
Use the paint to tint a little 5 minute epoxy the right color, and
fill it in one step. You can even make samples of the tinted epoxy
until you get just the right color to match.
On Nov 11, 2:59 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I have had good luck with tinting clear epoxy, experiment a few times
to get the right color. Don't use more than 1 part of colorant
toabout 10 parts epoxy to keep from weakening the epoxy, and
definitely keep out of the dishwasher after repairs are completed.
On Tue, 11 Nov 2008 20:30:34 -0800 (PST), "hr(bob) email@example.com"
I'm worried about getting a smooth, flat, shiny finish using epoxy.
With the appliance paint, I should get the finish I want. I would
still have the problem of filling the chip, but it's a very shallow
chip. It may not be perfectly flat, but I'd rather have it be slightly
underfilled than have it hugher than the surrounding area.
What type of epoxy are you suggesting? Do you have a method that gets
As a practical matter, nothing is going to work once cracked. You can try to
put a think coat of epoxy and a paint to match, but if the clay is cracked,
it will eventually get worse. I'd put the cover on it and use it as a
display piece rather than risk shattering and total loss. You can also
re-glaze and re-fire it, but that is very risky too as the stress cracks can
cause failure in the kiln.
If it were mine, I would dab
a couple of coats of gloss acryllic paint (useful for all kinds of
emergencies), let them cure
very well. Afterward, it would not take washing in hot water, but would
keep grease from
soaking in under the glaze and discoloring it. I've owned lots of
antique doo-dads, and
only bought those I indended to use......not worth having if only to
dust them off :o) Fortunately
for my family, the most treasured one broken was my fault :o)
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