Reconstruction

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  1. amzgraz

    amzgraz Registered User
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    I purchases and received a marble clock which was damaged. It had actual broken pieces as well as pieces that had become seperated from the marble case. The several pices were eithe pasted. glued, mortared, or ? together. Does anyone know what material was used for the assembly. I seems to a cream colored cementatious product from the early 1900s.
    thanks
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  2. wow

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    I do not know what they used, but I have reconstructed several of these and have found a product that will work very well on them. It is available in a caulk tube which is ideal for those projects. It sets up fast and cannot be separated once it sets.its called F26 construction adhesive by Leach.

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  3. Uhralt

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    Originally they used plaster of Paris for this. The problem with it is that is doesn't stick very well. I think that wow's suggestion is a good one.

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  4. rickyn

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    I have used plastering gesso. It worked real good. The veins of my clock are gold color. So I put golden colored powder in it . When I finished and shined it. It looks like the other veins that where there. Rickyn.
     
  5. amzgraz

    amzgraz Registered User
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    Thanks again for your suggestions. the easiest was a bube of construction adhesive. Worked great.:p
     

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