Adhesive for Sunglasses Repair? - Spey Pages
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rating: Thread Rating: 1 votes, 5.00 average. Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-09-2008, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Western Oregon
Posts: 138
Adhesive for Sunglasses Repair?

Kind of a random question, but I'm hoping someone out there will have an answer. My wife sat on her sunglasses, and snapped them in two at the bridge.

I figure if anyone knows the best adhesive to try to glue them back together, it would be this group. Any suggestions?

The glasses are hard plastic Smith glasses (I though about trying the warranty route, but they say it only covers manufacturing defects and I don't think breaking when sat on is a defect), and the break is pretty clean so I'd have a good gluing surface. Thanks in advance.
mycoatl is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-09-2008, 06:18 PM
Registered User
 
Norseman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: British Columbia, Canada fishing the West Kootenays mighty Columbia, Dean, and the Clearwater
Posts: 1,417
Before I mucked up the joint too much. I would contact a reputable glasses store and ask. ( they will no doubt try to sell you a pair first, but if so call another store.)

I would guess at a good quality med viscocity gap filling super glue.

I use lots of glues and there is a difference. Go to a GOOD hobby shop and bring the glasses with you, you may even get lucky and the fellow behind the counter will give you a dab. Once they have set, put them away, let them sit in a warm dry environment at least 24 hrs before trying to put them on. If you are impatient and flex the glue joint before it is fully cured it will fracture the bond and they are done for good.

One bit of advise about super glues....don't overdo it....a little goes a LONG ways.

My two cents.

FRSCA

Eumer Tube Fly Prostaff

Nor-Vise Prostaff

Daiichi hooks Prostaff

Airflo Fly lines Prostaff
Norseman is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-09-2008, 07:13 PM
Registered User
 
jjohnson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Sky, North Umpqua
Posts: 219
over years ago I sat on my hard plastic smith glasses and broke a whole ear pieces off right at the hinge and was pissed. Got home used a little zap a gap and it has held since and you could never tell.

Second the little goes a long way comment.

JJ
jjohnson is offline  
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-09-2008, 08:01 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Michigan-Muskegon and Big M. Rivers
Posts: 147
Unhappy Same Snake Bit Me

as I did sit down on my good polaroids and broke them at the plastic frame between the lenses. Used good, 5 min. epoxy glue on them and they held up for many more fishing outings until my RX changed and I then bought new ones. If you try this here's my approach...cleaned both surfaces to be glued with denatured alcohol(acetone, lacquer thinner, and such will likely eat up and melt your plastic frame) before I applied the epoxy. I held them together until they were set up enough to complete the cure w/out separating. I hope this works for you. Many other ways may work just as well???

Thomas E. Stiver Please support this Web Site. History is His story.
speyflyman is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-10-2008, 11:22 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: The Steelhead Coast
Posts: 575
Black electrical tape works wonders....
ralfish is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Spey Pages forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Linear Mode Linear Mode
Rate This Thread:



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome