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You've got a pair of eyeglasses, plastic frames, broken. You looked on the internet, found a couple places you can send them. Thirty bucks and two wee...
The next two pictures show the tools and supplies you'll be needing for the repair. Hover your mouse cursor over the yellow boxes to see descriptions ...
The secret to a good gluing result are The Three 'C's':Cleaning, Clamping and Curing.Cleaning: you want the surfaces to be joined to be very clean and...
Give the glue a good surface to bond to by lightly sanding, scraping and washing the break.
Your clamp is a piece of stir stick cut down to fit between the two side pieces of your broken glasses. I had to try a couple of times to get the piec...
Make sure your rubberbands are free of dirt or grit that might mar your lenses. I rinsed mine in water and let them dry.This step can be quite fidgety...
This glue joint is the core of the repair. If you don't make this one good and solid the entire repair is at risk.The basic steps are as follows: P...
After the core joint has been curing for at least an hour, you're going to be drilling two parallel holes in the frame on either side of the core join...
The tension band is just a bunch of thread wound through the holes you just drilled and around the core joint. The purpose of this band is to give str...
Filling the drilled holes with glue is good. Soaking the thread with glue is good. Keeping glue off the rest of the frames is good. Make sure there ar...
After the tension band has cured for fifteen minutes, and you've trimmed the ends, you can begin this step. Take a length of thread and tape one end t...
After a few minutes cure when the glue is no longer tacky, un-tape the far end and start the reverse radial wrap IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION. The point ...
You've let the glue cure for 24 hours. The glasses are ready to wear. Enjoy!
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