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Old 01-13-2007, 01:40 PM   #1
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Can I "Glue" broke slate tgther b4 wall install

I purchased some slate for a dry wall I am planning. I am enhance sealing them ahead of time right now but one of them has a large corner broke off.

I really like the pattern on this particular tile and would like to "glue" in back together well enough to eventually get up on the wall.

Is this a practical idea? If so what is a good way to go about it?
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Old 01-13-2007, 01:55 PM   #2
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If the two pieces look good when you hold them back together, many times you can use super glue to glue them back. The two surfaces must be clean and no crumbs in between (tough with slate). The two must go back just like they were to not be noticeable. You might need to keep that one to make a cut piece out of.
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Old 01-13-2007, 02:00 PM   #3
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I think it looks fine when refitted. As a matter of fact I would swear there is already a glued break in this tile out of the box. There is another corner that has a fracture all the way thru it edge to edge, front to back, and it looks like it was glued back together

Super glue huh?...well heck, I HAVE superglue.
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I'm taking a stab that you have the regular viscosity superglue that is relatively thin. You'll probably have much better luck with a thicker viscosity superglue.
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Old 01-13-2007, 02:34 PM   #5
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I use the thin super glue all the time, the thicker stuff may even work better.
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Old 01-13-2007, 02:37 PM   #6
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Really? Cool. My thin stuff sinks into the pores too fast and I don't have luck. So I use the thicker stuff (but not the really, really thick "Jel" stuff).

Davy, do you use that spray accelerator at all?
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Old 01-14-2007, 09:45 AM   #7
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Davo,
I've used mortor to glue several slate pieces back together, it takes up the extra space that crumbles when the pieces break apart. Using.... ultraflex 2.
The glue would work much, much faster in a pinch.


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when i have found myself in a pinch i have used the 2 part epoxy to "glue" tile chips ... i hate to but at times you gotta do it works fine for me comes in like a little syringe you can get it most anywhere i wish i could think of the name but its sunday and the trailer isnt home right now........ good luck make sure you dont use to much of anything if it ooozes to top of tile especially slat5e you will see it there adn when you try to get it off you will see where you scratched the slate
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Old 01-14-2007, 11:08 AM   #9
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Yeah, I try to keep the glue from coming to the surface too. About the only time I glue pieces back together is when it's cut piece that doesn't want to stay together. Full pieces I usually don't glue back. Some types of marble will glue back very fast with super glue, like 10-15 seconds, good as new without seeing a crack or line.

Tonto, I never have used any kind of spray accelerator. Is that a type of glue or what?
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Old 01-14-2007, 11:15 AM   #10
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Something else, a few years ago the granite slab guy left a small bottle of glue behind on a job. I grabbed it thinking I would see him again soon but never did. The glue he had was like Super glue but worked even better. It would dry very fast and was even stronger than Super glue. The bottle was bigger, maybe an ounce instead of the few drops in the Super glue tube. I always wanted to find more of that stuff but never have.
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