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Resin Figure Repair help
« on: March 24, 2020, 08:16:14 am »
So, one of our cats was bored in the middle of the night, got up on to one of the shelves where SWMBO kept some resin figures, and decided it "needed to be on the floor."  Any suggestions on fixing her?

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Re: Resin Figure Repair help
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2020, 08:27:13 am »
Difficult. Are there small resin chips, too, or have the fractures been "clean"? If so, you might try to use simple (and not too much) super glue to fix the damage - since these do not seem to be heavy parts, no reinforcements should be needed. However, in order to stabilize things, you might drill holes into both sides of the damaged parts and add wire connectors, also fixed with super glue, just in case (Cats, you know...). From what I see, no paint repairs should be necessary, too.

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Re: Resin Figure Repair help
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2020, 08:47:34 am »
We didn't see any chips, so I'm hoping it'll go back together cleanly.  Thanks Dizzy
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Re: Resin Figure Repair help
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2020, 09:07:01 am »
I'd agree with Dizzy's suggestion, that's exactly what I did with a resin figure (a flower fairy) belonging to the woman next door.  Hers was a casualty of her cat too.     I can also suggest several creative things to do with wire and superglue if the cat continues with its misbehaviour.
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Re: Resin Figure Repair help
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2020, 09:41:15 am »
And there's always Gorilla Glue --- had to fix the missus' ceramic tortoise from Mexico after I had stomped on it while falling off a stepladder ---
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Re: Resin Figure Repair help
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2020, 02:05:08 pm »
I had to fix an opthalmic model we use to test our students on at work, the 'head' was made of resin.  Someone broke it, then a workmate made the job much harder by using the broken bit to wedge a door open.   :banghead:

I used the same method as above, drilling and pinning it.  I used all purpose glue though as I needed a strong bond, two part epoxy would be even stronger.  If you use these, be sparing as any access could foul the figurine.  Super glue should work for this piece unless your cat gets a bit more Rambo.
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Re: Resin Figure Repair help
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2020, 02:15:08 pm »
The neck seam could be covered up with a “choker” type necklace.
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Re: Resin Figure Repair help
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2020, 02:53:48 am »
Opportunity for a whiff?
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Re: Resin Figure Repair help
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2020, 05:47:38 pm »
And there's always Gorilla Glue --- had to fix the missus' ceramic tortoise from Mexico after I had stomped on it while falling off a stepladder ---

Do you mean the Standard Gorilla Glue? As it's a water-activated foaming polyurethane I doubt it
would work as the resin is a non-porous material.

CA of some sort would be the best as it's the normal choice for gluing resin models and parts.
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Re: Resin Figure Repair help
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2020, 06:51:12 am »
And there's always Gorilla Glue --- had to fix the missus' ceramic tortoise from Mexico after I had stomped on it while falling off a stepladder ---

Do you mean the Standard Gorilla Glue? As it's a water-activated foaming polyurethane I doubt it
would work as the resin is a non-porous material.

CA of some sort would be the best as it's the normal choice for gluing resin models and parts.

Original Gorilla Glue Jon, it says, Bonds: Wood, Stone, Metal, Ceramic, Foam, Glass and more!. If it can glue glass, resin shouldn't be a problem ---
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