Monday, October 21, 2013

And Sometimes They Break

Shot taken after several
attempts to fix him.

Sometimes they break and sometimes they are very difficult to put back together. For whatever reason this Peter Stone Arab was difficult to fix. The normal methods (acetone, Zap a Gap, and Glue and Baking Soda mix) just didn't seem to hold the leg. Im still at a loss over this and have to wonder about the contents of the plastic itself.

I welcomed the piece into my studio to figure things out and finally got the leg back together, but not without a bit of a struggle. I documented the fix in case it might be handy to someone now or in the near future. Again, the normal methods just wouldn't work.

The only glue that seemed to work
was "E6000" which is an
industrial strength glue.

After the E6000 dried for 24 hours
I added a strip of "Amazing Sculpt" epoxy
to the broken seam. The leg was glued
but it needed to be totally secure.

The Amazing Sculpt was then smoothed out.

Once dry the broken area was sanded and
spot primed and painted.

The horse is ready to
go back in the show ring again.

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