The built-in into the wall soap dish in my bathroom broke off. Most of it
is still in the wall and it's a clean break, so I'd like to glue it back on.
Are there any glue or epoxy materials, which would stand up to this sort of
Actually, someone put their full weight on the soap dish and it
broke. After you glue it, they will do it again and likely cut
themselves on the sharp edge you repaired.
No. You need to chisel out the cracked part and replace with a newer
stonger properly mounted soap dish.
If the break is visible, then clear superglue or a ceramic glue or
clear epoxy might work. If parts of it are not visible, then get
some gas tank epoxy from the autoparts store and use it. It sets up
under water and can withstand oil and gas. And it will last forever.
The break is clean and visible. The parts fit perfectly, so thin film of
blue or epoxy would be the best.
I've read in this group about some material that was particularly good, but
have not saved the post. It was several months ago.
I have had good luck in somewhat similar circumstances (e.g., ceramic
serving dishes) using two-part epoxy. However, it doesn't set up right
away -- sometimes the main problem is figuring out a way to keep the
work in place til the glue sets. Maybe lean a board against it.
Happened to me--a nice diagnal break from inner to an outer corner. It's
been about 3 years now and the fix has held up. In fact, it's almost an
invisible repair. I used PhenoSeal, a caulking adhesive that seems to work
on anything (can get it at Home Depot). What I also did was to cement ,
same adhesive, two paper clips underneath across the split line. Supported
the broken piece (used duct tape) to the wall and let everything stay for a
day or so. I imagine that you can use an epoxy or any other adhesive with
the same result because I think the key to the repair was the paper clips.
It added extra strength in supporting the two pieces together.
Go to HomeDepot and get the grout, adhesive thinset in a quart tub.
Clean out the debris to the substrate, install the adhesive, put the
new soap dish in the pocket, use tape (duct tape) to hold it in place
until it sets. Grout and you will have a professional installation.
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