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Repairing cracks in pontiled sodas

opmustard

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Anyone out there know if you can repair cracks in pontiled sodas.
I have two of my favorite sodas that have cracks in them.
These aren't high end bottles, but they're both are special to me.
Thanks,
opmustard
 

Harry Pristis

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Jul 24, 2003
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Cracks and natural voids in rubies, for example, are filled with a very thin oil. I've always wondered if the same treatment might make a crack in a bottle invisible. Required would be the oil and probably a vacuum chamber to remove the air in the crack and to replace it with the oil. I don't ever expect to try this -- it's just a thought-experiment for me.
 

CanadianBottles

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Yeah like Harry says it might be theoretically possible - don't they repair cracks in windshields? But I've never heard of someone doing it successfully on a bottle and it would require some serious specialized equipment.
 

ROBBYBOBBY64

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Palm or cedar oil is used to hide flaws in rubies like Harry said. Like C.B. said it would take some serious equipment like the pre mentioned vacuum chamber. I would try using Opticon, maybe able to dye it but I am not sure.
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opmustard

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Jan 14, 2021
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My memory isn't the best by a long shot, but years ago I thought that I read or heard that you could repair a crack in a bottle by using resin? and a vaccum. I think that you would take the vaccum and somehow attach it to the lip and then suck the resin into the crack. Anyone ever heard of this method?
opmustard
 

ROBBYBOBBY64

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I fixed a broken insulator. I used finishing epoxy. I had all the pieces. 13 if I remember correctly. I can see the cracks still if I look carefully. The epoxy is clearer than the glass.
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