Friday, December 25, 2015

How to Repair Trumpeting Angle - Part 2 of 2 - Gluing the Angel

Fig.1: Locktite® adhesive
By Gary Boutin

Tools and supplies:
Acid brush
Locktite® Vinyl, Fabric and Plastic  

This blog shows a Christmas angel repair. The Christmas angle fell off the fireplace mantle and was shattered. This post will show the reassembly of the angel coming together and placed on the fireplace mantle for Christmas day.

This post shows the eight steps to repairing a ceramic trumpeting angel. 

Step 1: Fig.1 shows the Locktite® Vinyl, Fabric and Plastic adhesive used to glue the broken angel.
Step 2: Fig.2 and fig.3 shows that first the head is dry fitted on the ceramic body. Now check for other cracks that might have resulted from the crash. 
Fig.2 Dry fit the piece
Fig.3 Check the sides for cracks
Step 3: Fig.4 shows a acid brush with the Loctite® adhesive on the tip of the brush.
Fig.4 Brush tip with adhesive
Step 4: Fig.5 through fig.8 shows my fingers holding the angel head on the body for a few minutes.
Fig.5 Fingers holding 
angel head in place
Fig.6 Front view
Fig.7 Back view
Step 5: Fig.8 through fig.10 shows the angel shoulder being glued in place. The edges must have adhesive on both sides for the ceramic shoulder piece to adhere to the edges. Once that is done hold the piece for a few minutes.
Fig.8 Place adhesive
on shoulder
Fig.9 Placed adhesive
around the head
Fig.10 Place piece 
and hold for a few minutes
Step 6: Fig.11 through fig.17 shows the progression of the wings being placed on the angel body.
Fig.11 Side view of damage
Fig.12 Glue the sides
Fig.13 Wipe of excess glue
Fig.14 Glue the wings edges
Fig.15 Carefully place
wings on body

Fig.16 use acid brush
to hold heavy wings
Fig.17 Almost finished
Step 7: Fig.18 through fig.20 shows the angel wing tip being glued in place.
Fig.18 Wing tip 
and back piece
Fig.19 wing tip piece
Fig.20 Wing tip fixed
Step 8: Fig.21 shows the angel trumpeting to our Lord and Savior. God.

Fig.21 Trumpeting

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