I would like to do as seamless a repair as possible of a broken plate
of fine (bone) china (made by Lenox).
The pieces all fit together seamlessly.
I tried using cyanocrylate (from Rockler) but it failed to hold. I
tried using different types of cyanocrylate (CA) including the thick,
flexible and media types. I tried putting the glue on just one side of
the crack and also on both sides. I tried wetting one side with
water. However, even after holding in place for 1-2 minutes, there was
- Is china just too porous to bond with CA? (I haven't had the problem
before with less "fine" china)?
- Could the CA be too old? (it is about 2 years old but still seems to
work just fine on glass and wood)
- Do I need to hold it together for longer? (although CA usually bonds
strongly for me within 30 seconds and these joints had zero adhesion
after 1-2 minutes)
- Is CA accelerator necessary? (again I haven't found it necessary in
the past though it does speed up bonding)
Alternatively, is there a better glue to use?
(I had preferred CA since it is clear and usually gives almmost no
If so, what glues would you recommend?