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    optyl

    hi

    what do you glue/weld optyl with? what pretreatment is neccessary?

    (there was mention of some concoction in this thead: https://www.optiboard.com/forums/sho...ighlight=optyl)

    thanks

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    I'm a fan of optyl, and sad that Safilo have dismantled all of their optyl manufacturing equipment. (Although certain opticians will be relieved)

    Sorry but I don't think you will be able to repair a broken optyl frame. I hope I'm wrong.

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    Welcome to OptiBoard Romy!

    As I recall it is an epoxy material that I found could be bonded with super (crazy) glue.

    Loved it in the 70's when it came out as you could not burn it.
    It will flex but not change shape.

    Never ever try to bend it without heat....Or is that why you have the question?

    You also need to be super careful the glue is fully dry before you put a bridge repair on a face.

    I found this thread with a search that goes into more detail:

    https://www.optiboard.com/forums/sho...2-Gluing-OPTYL

    The Optyl 1017 was my favorite frame ever!!!

    Find an old Optyl terri brogan on e bay. Heat it, smoosh it, put it in a bottle then reheat it as a display piece of a "Frame in a Bottle".
    Last edited by Uncle Fester; 09-30-2022 at 09:53 AM. Reason: add thread...

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    what happened to chris ryser? i see he hasnt been around since 2019 and his internet page is down.

    generally i think you can glue anything, e.g. even teflon, with the right etching/scorching/priming procedure. any ideas what to try?

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    Rest in Peace Chris Ryser

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    Sadly, Chris has moved on to the big optical in the sky.

    Quote Originally Posted by romy View Post
    what happened to chris ryser? i see he hasnt been around since 2019 and his internet page is down.

    generally i think you can glue anything, e.g. even teflon, with the right etching/scorching/priming procedure. any ideas what to try?

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