How to fix cracked glass
Glass gets cracked in lots of different ways. Whether your tinted bathroom window got hit by a rogue football or a wine glass suffered from a case of butterfingers, it’s good to know how to fix cracked glass. Ideally, you can patch it up by yourself. Here’s how to fix cracks in small windows.
Remove the pieces of cracked glass. Put on some gloves and some goggles and carefully remove all of the broken pieces from the window pane. If you can, take out the entire window seam with the cracked glass in it. Whilst you’re at it, look at how the window has been fitted: does it have gaskets or was it fitted with sealant? This will help you to work out how to remove all of the broken pieces.
Once you’ve got all of the cracked glass pieces, assemble them without glue to work out which part goes where and also to see if you can salvage your window or if you need to buy a new glass pane.
Lightly sand the surfaces you need to glue. This will help the super glue to form a stronger bond. Once you’ve done that, coat one surface with a thin layer of Loctite’s Super Glue Glass and hold the parts together until the glue has set.
Leave the glue to dry properly. You can find the cure time in the instructions. If you need to fit any extra pieces of cracked glass to the already glued parts, we recommend waiting until the super glue has dried properly to avoid adding unnecessary stress.
Remove any excess glass glue using Loctite’s Glue Remover, and gently cut away any unwanted sealant with a sharp knife.
The above process is also applicable for items such as wine glasses of vases. Remember: you cannot fix large window panes with just super glue. For this, you need a proper sealant. Read on to find out more about this.