Dear Chris: What if I crack the Base or Cover while I’m working on it?

Any suggestions?

Thanks again, Steve in Montana


Dear Steve in Montana:

You can crack Plexiglas and it will still be serviceable, as long as it doesn’t explode/shatter into a thousand bits.

There are a number of chemical solutions to repair acrylic so that it is as good as new.

Whichever you use, WORK IN A WELL VENTILATED AREA. Those are some nasty chemicals, and you don’t want them in your lungs.

    • Some people use acetone to weld acrylic back together but I’m not really a fan of that.
    • I use Plast-i-Weld from Amazon. It has everything you need. You can buy it at Hobby Lobby too if you need it the same day.
    • Here’s another option from Amazon, but I haven’t tried this one.
    • You really need some type of large syringe applicator like this.
    • You just want the solvent to wick into the crack; it literally dissolves the two sides and makes them one again.

Hope that helps! Let me know how it’s going.  C