Small Breaks in Ceramic, Glass, or Plastic
What broke: A ceramic, glass, or hard-plastic item not used with food and not requiring a flexible bond―such as a loafer heel, a porcelain figurine, or the chipped battery cover on the remote.
The fix: Instant Krazy Glue creates an inflexible bond that resists moderate heat and moisture (not recommended for frequently washed items).
How to use it: Coat one side of a break with a thin layer of glue. Fit the pieces together and hold firmly for 30 seconds. The glue will set fully in a minute or so.
- The glue quickly deteriorates if the item is regularly in water or the oven or is used over direct heat.
- The joints can yellow and degrade over time with exposure to UV light.
Cleanup: Don't pry apart stuck-together fingers. Soak them in warm, soapy water or nail-polish remover, knead them, and roll the glue layer off. Remove excess glue from an object with a cloth before it dries, or with fine-grit sandpaper afterward.