Friday, March 22, 2013

How to Repair Statue Lost Its Head

Fig.1 Damaged figurine
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Needle-nose pliers
E-6000 - Industrial strength adhesives  

Housekeeping can be fun, removing dust and cleaning the home but sometimes in our rush to get to all the area in our home we break things. If this doesn't happen to you skip this post, otherwise read my story of the statue who lost its head.

This post shows the five steps in recovering a broken statue.

Step 1: Look at the statue? What is it made up of, pottery
, wood, plastic, find out so the statue can be fixed. Above Fig.1 shows the statue is pottery and for the problem needed to glue the statue head back to as close to perfect condition.
Step 2: Fig.2 E-6000 that would easily do the job. This is a commercial adhesive that is more than strong enough to just glue a little head on a body.
Fig.2 Adhesive
Step 3: If the adhesive is new the cap will come off easily, but in this case the adhesive had been used before and the cap was stuck. Fig.3 shows the use pliers to remove the cap so the adhesive can be used.
Fig.3 Pliers
Step 4: Fig.4 shows the adhesive is being used on the statue neck to hold its head. Fig.5 shows the statue head is being pushed into the adhesive and being held by fingers until the adhesive is set.
Fig.4 Gluing head
Fig.5 Apply pressure
 Step 5: Fig.6
shows this job is finished and the statue looks like new. 
Fig.6 Finished

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