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How to Glue a Cracked Eye Glass Frame

author image Jonae Fredericks
Jonae Fredericks started writing in 2007. She also has a background as a licensed cosmetologist and certified skin-care specialist. Jonae Fredericks is a certified paraeducator, presently working in the public education system.
How to Glue a Cracked Eye Glass Frame
Broken eye glasses. Photo Credit: sartriano/iStock/Getty Images

A cracked eyeglass frame can be a disheartening sight, especially if you depend on the eyeglasses as your second set of eyes. If your favorite pair of eyeglasses have a cracked frame but are no longer under warranty and you are short on cash, try mending them with glue. While the fix may not be aesthetically pleasing or a forever solution, the glued frames may at least last you until your next paycheck.

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Step 1

Gather both ends of the cracked eyeglass frames. Sand the two broken edges using fine-grit sandpaper. You do not need to perform a heavy sanding; one or two swipes back and forth should suffice.

Step 2

Apply a dab of quick-bond adhesive to one of the broken edges. For thin eyeglass frames, dab the glue onto a toothpick and transfer the glue to the frame using the toothpick instead of applying it directly to the broken edge.

Step 3

Bring the two broken edges of the eyeglass frames together. Hold the eyeglass frames firmly together until the quick-bond glue adheres, which is usually within seconds of application. Wear the eyeglass frames as usual after gluing.

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