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How to repair broken ceramic, pottery, porcelain or china?

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Step 3: Fixing an item with multiple breaks and filling in for missing pieces

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If you have a piece of pottery, ceramic or porcelain that is broken into more than two pieces, plan the sequence in which you will attach each piece to avoid being left with a final piece that cannot be easily attached. Numbering the pieces after a dry-run is important and will assist in the actual implementation. Let each joint cure before repairing the next one.


Filling in for missing pieces. We use different products and the choices are too numerous to list here. We'll mention a couple that are more commercially available: Magic Sculpt or C-11, Epoxy Putty. The key elements with fillers are A) Exceptional adhesion B) Will not shrink while curing B) Workable - can be drilled and sanded C) Paintable D) Water / oil proof, E) Will tolerate wide temperature range without shrinking or expanding: See Lesson 2 for more details.
 
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