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    Redhot Jumper Broken Horn Frame Help

    Hi guys,

    I have a broken horn frame here. Is there a way to glue it back together or anything at all to fix it? Any help would be appreciated!

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    Alpha cyanoacrylate or epoxy might stick the thing together but it will probably look like a cobblers job. If you cant get a replacement part you might want to put the lenses in a "real" frame.

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    Blue Jumper I learned how to weld genuine turtle shell frames in the old days ...................

    Quote Originally Posted by DarthDonald View Post

    I have a broken horn frame here. Is there a way to glue it back together or anything at all to fix it? Any help would be appreciated!

    I learned how to weld genuine turtle shell frames in the old days, and one could assume the same way could work for horn.

    The broken area should be totally clean and free of any facial fat or grease.
    Wrap some old cotton rags around and tie together with cotton thread. Soak it with water and heat 3 pieces of iron over a bunsen burner to near red hot.

    Then clamp them over the wet rags to produce steam under pressure which will weld the surfaces together. Then you can sand it and re polish to new condition.

    Lens probably will have to be reduced in size to make it fit again.
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    Thats really cool Chris.

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    ^^^^ That's most likely what would happen to me if I tried what Chris was saying he used to do.

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    Blue Jumper That is how I actually learned how to solder metal frames.....................

    Quote Originally Posted by Tallboy View Post

    That's most likely what would happen to me if I tried what Chris was saying he used to do.

    Holding two small steel plates with a pair of pliers or tweezers on the blue tip of a stable gas flame is not a life threatening experience.

    That is how I actually learned how to solder metal frames.

    Funny, how the old manual techniques are looked at, in the new and modern age of push buttons.
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    I was kind of kidding Chris, I haven't done that particular thing but I'm pretty handy

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