Dual Component Black Epoxy For Vulcanite Stem Repair?

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Dual Component Black Epoxy For Vulcanite Stem Repair?

Post by Goose55 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:15 pm

I am wondering if anyone has found a good way to fill tooth impressions on Vulcanite stems. I hesitate to get this product because I have no idea how it will adhere. Also, even though it says it is sandable, if it is much harder than Vulcanite, the repair won't be even.

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Re: Dual Component Black Epoxy For Vulcanite Stem Repair?

Post by GaryInVA » Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:33 pm

Goose, check out https://rebornpipes.com/.

They use black superglue.
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Re: Dual Component Black Epoxy For Vulcanite Stem Repair?

Post by Goose55 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:48 pm

GaryInVA wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:33 pm
Goose, check out https://rebornpipes.com/.

They use black superglue.
Thanks! YOu steered me in the right direction. Reviews of this include those who have repaired pipe stems. Premium Rubber Toughened CA - Black Super Glue. Vulcanite is hardened rubber so this looks like it might be the ticket. I took the leap and purchased this on Amazon....

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Re: Dual Component Black Epoxy For Vulcanite Stem Repair?

Post by Goose55 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:58 pm

Goose55 wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:48 pm
GaryInVA wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:33 pm
Goose, check out https://rebornpipes.com/.

They use black superglue.
Thanks! You steered me in the right direction. Reviews of this product include those who have successfully repaired pipe stems. "Premium Rubber Toughened CA - Black Super Glue." Vulcanite is hardened rubber so this looks like it might be the ticket. I took the leap and purchased this on Amazon....

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If this is successful I will report back to share how it went with before and after pictures.
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Re: Dual Component Black Epoxy For Vulcanite Stem Repair?

Post by coco » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:50 pm

Goose55 wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:58 pm
Goose55 wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:48 pm
GaryInVA wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:33 pm
Goose, check out https://rebornpipes.com/.

They use black superglue.
Thanks! You steered me in the right direction. Reviews of this product include those who have successfully repaired pipe stems. "Premium Rubber Toughened CA - Black Super Glue." Vulcanite is hardened rubber so this looks like it might be the ticket. I took the leap and purchased this on Amazon....

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If this is successful I will report back to share how it went with before and after pictures.
Looking forward to seeing your results.
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Re: Dual Component Black Epoxy For Vulcanite Stem Repair?

Post by hugodrax » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:32 pm

coco wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:50 pm
Goose55 wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:58 pm
Goose55 wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:48 pm
GaryInVA wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:33 pm
Goose, check out https://rebornpipes.com/.

They use black superglue.
Thanks! You steered me in the right direction. Reviews of this product include those who have successfully repaired pipe stems. "Premium Rubber Toughened CA - Black Super Glue." Vulcanite is hardened rubber so this looks like it might be the ticket. I took the leap and purchased this on Amazon....

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If this is successful I will report back to share how it went with before and after pictures.
Looking forward to seeing your results.
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Re: Dual Component Black Epoxy For Vulcanite Stem Repair?

Post by SlowToke » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:11 pm

I have used black dyed CA glue to fix holes and chips in stems. You may find a slight difference in the color of the original stem and the repair; especially if the vulcanite stem oxidizes. As far as integrity, CA glue works.
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Re: Dual Component Black Epoxy For Vulcanite Stem Repair?

Post by Goose55 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:28 pm

OK, here you can see the Vulcanite stem tooth impression after I abbraided it with a tiny steel pick.....

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I applied less than a drop of Starbond Black so that it was a little above the surface. Minutes later, after the vehicle had evaporated out of it, that level dropped and I had to apply more. I then let it dry and cure for a few hours. Here is the patch ready for sanding....

Notice the white film encircling the patch. This is due to my not first using acetone to thoroughly clean the cavity. But that can be remedied.

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The white residue was neutralized by a bit of acetone on a small wad of paper towel. Here is the restoration complete! I can not tell where the patch was made. First use of Starbond a 100% success!! ....

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