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Pots 2 years 8 months ago #44133

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Months ago my friendly neighborhood squirrels knocked a pot off the stand and broke it. It was one I got in Japan and I didn't want to throw it away so I got a brand of super glue called Gorilla glue, sat down and glued it all back together. Following directions I left it sitting on the coffee table to sit for 24 hours and the dog walked by, wagging his tail, and now it is back to the same four pieces, except that the edges are covered with glue and I can't get the parts to fit together nearly as perfectly as before.

Is it possible to get the glue off so the pieces fit together? I can't find anything in Google about it.

No, I didn't shoot the dog.

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Pots 2 years 8 months ago #44134

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Ivan Mann wrote: No, I didn't shoot the dog.


If it were my dog, the end of this story could have been very different.

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Pots 2 years 8 months ago #44135

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The squirrels are smart enough to know better. The dog is a beagle and not smart enough to know better.

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Pots 2 years 8 months ago #44137

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Ivan Mann wrote: Is it possible to get the glue off so the pieces fit together? I can't find anything in Google about it.


Depends which type of glue it is. If it’s epoxy, you can forget it because it sets extremely hard and would likely damage the pot to get it off.

If it’s superglue (cyanoacrylate) then you might be able to file it back to get a clean edge. It’s important to get rid of as much as you can. It’s not worth putting fresh glue onto old glue as it won’t do the job.

Maybe some other suggestions will come in, but that’s all I can think of for now.

Ps: wear a mask when filing glue, it’s not the nicest of dust to breath in
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Pots 2 years 1 month ago #47820

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There comes a time when we all must accept the inevitable. It isn't every day that Murphy's Law applies but with the squirrel and then the dog I am sorry to tell you that this is one of those circumstances. Just bite the bullet and throw it out. The sooner you do it the easier it will be. Maybe the experience will give you an excellent opportunity to critique the pot and chose a better one! :cheer:

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It was not the dog's fault the pot was left where it could get knocked off!

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