How to Repair Chipped Glass




Maintaining a home and everything in it might feel like you're always putting out little "fires" that pop up all over the place. It's the water heater one day and a pretty vase the next. Life is full of bumps and bruises, so knowing what to do in the event of an accident is crucial. For restoring cracked glass, follow these step-by-step instructions and other helpful hints.


Glass Window

1. Cleaning your window with a moist cloth and mild dish soap is an excellent idea.

2. Allow for thorough drying of your window.

3. Choose a glass-repair epoxy that comes in two parts (most are compatible with multiple types of surfaces and can be found at your local hardware store).

4. Apply the epoxy to the crack or chip using a putty knife, softly pushing the epoxy into the crack and scraping off any excess epoxy.

5. Allow for a five- to ten-minute cure time after applying the epoxy.

6. Using a cloth dampened with acetone, remove any remaining epoxy.

7. Over the following 24 hours, let the window to cure completely.


Crystal Glassware

1. Cleaning your glasses with warm water and mild dish soap is a good idea.

2. Allow for full drying of your glassware.

3. Apply a little amount of glass glue to the fractured pieces' broken edges.

4. Hold the pieces together with care and little pressure for several minutes until they are firmly bonded.

5. With a file, smooth off any residual rough edges.


It is advised that you engage with a commercial glass repair firm, expert glass restorer, or other form of broken glass company if you have serious breakage in your crystal glassware. Bridge City Glass has the equipment, as well as years of experience, to restore your crystal glassware to its original condition.


Mirror

1. Cleaning your mirror with a moist cloth and mild dish soap is an excellent idea.

2. Allow for thorough drying of your mirror.

3. Apply a two-part multi-surface epoxy to the crack or chip with a putty knife, lightly pushing the epoxy into the crack and scraping off any excess epoxy.

4. Allow for a five- to ten-minute cure time after applying the epoxy.

5. Using a cloth dampened with acetone, remove any remaining epoxy.

6. Over the following 24 hours, allow the mirror to cure completely.


If you're unhappy with the way the repair turned out, contact us today! And we will make sure to provide a complete professional glass repair for  all of your glass needs!

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