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Mogar
 Wednesday, February 06 2013 @ 05:30 PM UTC (Read 6958 times)  
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B-DAAAAAAAAAAHH! So, problems. My favorite mug fell on the ground and I thought the top just chipped, but there's now a big crack down the side too, and it leaks real good like. Anyone know of any non-toxic mug-sealant that can help fix the problem? I feel like super-glue is a bad choice...

Oh yeah, the mug is my New Day, Strap yer fists mug. Phooey.

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Iriana
 Thursday, February 07 2013 @ 10:54 AM UTC  
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Don't use Super Glue, Krazy Glue, or things like that. They're water-soluble, and I think some types of superglue are toxic. Yes, people always talk about how it can be used to seal up wounds, but just think of all the warning labels they put on that stuff.

I'd say Elmer's China + Glass Cement is what you want. Non-toxic, dries clear, dishwasher safe. It does say it's not supposed to go under "high heat", but I'm pretty sure that refers to oven-level temperatures and not boiling-water temperatures. I feel like coffee should be okay. The package also says it dries in a minute, which it usually doesn't. Tape it all together with masking tape or something and be prepared to let it set for a while.

edit: Wait, hang on, do you have separate pieces or is it just a big crack in an otherwise whole mug? Separate pieces would actually be way easier to deal with. I don't quite know how the cement would work on a crack.


 
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Marly
 Friday, February 08 2013 @ 04:13 AM UTC  
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Iriana, you are a goddess of amazing glueness and I love you forever. I just broke MY favorite mug (I blame the cat, really) and EEEEEE!! GOTTA SAVE IT NOW. *HUG*


 
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Chef Micha
 Friday, February 08 2013 @ 06:18 AM UTC  
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Just comin' in to say that I've used super glue AND medical grade "super glue" on the tips of my fingers a whole bunch and never had any problems with toxicity. ... That I know of. My old roommate is a pediatrician and he also stands by using the gluing method whenever possible in lieu of sewing tissue, so I GUESS it's not as toxic or, at least, the possible toxins are less horrible than either sewing or doing nothing? As far as the poor mug goes, I suspect the reason there exists ceramic glue has to do with porous bondage limits and ALSO heat and the fact that super glue will wear away over time.


 
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Mogar
 Saturday, February 09 2013 @ 04:02 AM UTC  
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It is definitely a big crack down the side. Maybe I'll just drop it again to have two pieces to work with. But I think I'll try using the Elmer's China + Glass Cement on the inside of the crack first. Maybe it'll work. Maybe the paint won't let it. Maybe this will be a pain in the butt.

Either way, thanks for the tip, Iriana!


 
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 Saturday, February 09 2013 @ 05:35 AM UTC  
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If all else fails, you still don't have to throw it out. You can re-purpose it. When a chipped old sky-blue mug of great sentimental value to me eventually developed a crack that made it unusable for drinks, I was sad.

It is now on my desk as a pen holder, where I can enjoy the sight of it and its associated memories all day long.

Of course, if (perish the thought!) my own treasured NewDay mug gets cracked, I will then have a dilemma, won't I? One can only use so many pen holders. Perhaps there are other uses?


 
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 Monday, February 11 2013 @ 05:58 PM UTC  
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Planter.


 
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 Tuesday, February 12 2013 @ 03:40 AM UTC  
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Very small terrarium.


 
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 Tuesday, February 12 2013 @ 08:44 PM UTC  
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Broken cup holder.


 
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 Tuesday, February 12 2013 @ 11:17 PM UTC  
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Hat.


 
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 Wednesday, February 13 2013 @ 04:25 AM UTC  
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Toothbrush holder!


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 Saturday, February 23 2013 @ 06:34 PM UTC  
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Find a broken mug? Plant it.


 
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 Saturday, February 23 2013 @ 07:10 PM UTC  
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Quote by: Pinrut

Find a broken mug? Plant it.


Only in November!

Though I don't know why...


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 Wednesday, June 18 2014 @ 09:33 PM UTC  
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this is an old thread but if it helps anyone else...Non-toxic (food-safe) ceramic glues here:
www.gluehow.com/recommendation/Ceramic/to/Ceramic
I'd just go with the first, the Dap one and keep it on hand for stuff like this


 
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