Old milk bottle repairable?

Old milk bottle repairable?

Post by Michael Leste » Thu, 06 Aug 1998 04:00:00



I have a old (1930's) round milk bottle with a crack starting at the top
of the bottle.  The crack is about 2 1/2" long and looks like a "J" when
viewed from the side.  Can this be repaired? I know there is a method to
repair cracks in car windshields, but this bottle is thick and round and
I do not want to risk making it worse.  I have no idea if this can be
done or how.  Any answers are appreciated.

Thanks,

Michael Lester

 
 
 

Old milk bottle repairable?

Post by M. Sava » Sat, 08 Aug 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> I have a old (1930's) round milk bottle with a crack starting at the top
> of the bottle.  The crack is about 2 1/2" long and looks like a "J" when
> viewed from the side.  Can this be repaired? I know there is a method to
> repair cracks in car windshields, but this bottle is thick and round and
> I do not want to risk making it worse.  I have no idea if this can be
> done or how.  Any answers are appreciated.

> Thanks,

> Michael Lester

best thing i can say is to use crazy glue, and hope that it pulls itself
into the crack. once glass is cracked, it can't be repaired, just
remade.

---Mike Savad

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Old milk bottle repairable?

Post by Cynthia Morga » Sat, 08 Aug 1998 04:00:00


Not arguing in this case, but my car's windshield was once struck by a rock,
right in the driver's view area, and developed one of those starline cracks
about an inch and a half in diameter. Since it was new, I winced a lot but
decided to hold off repairing it until I recovered from the downpayment. It
irritated me every day for about six weeks, then one morning it was gone.
Yes, it was still the same car and, no, I don't have incredibly thoughtful
and well-heeled friends who'd replace the windshield on the sly. (I wish)

To this day I don't know what happened. All I can think is that we were
going through some extreme temperature shifts, at least 75-degrees'
difference between day and night, and maybe the expansion/contraction had
something to do with it. It got hot, but I don't remember it being hot
enough to fuse glass ;-)... and I've never had the guts to crack the
windshield on purpose and see if it happened again.

Is there something about tempered safety glass, or whatever, that would
cause this? Just curious.

Quote:

>best thing i can say is to use crazy glue, and hope that it pulls itself
>into the crack. once glass is cracked, it can't be repaired, just
>remade.

>---Mike Savad

>--
>Mike's Stained Glass - Tips Tricks Photos
>http://www.geocities.com/Paris/1141
>6-16-98 New Pages Added: 44 New Stained Glass Links, 5 New Stained Glass
>Tip Pages

 
 
 

Old milk bottle repairable?

Post by M. Sava » Tue, 11 Aug 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> Not arguing in this case, but my car's windshield was once struck by a rock,
> right in the driver's view area, and developed one of those starline cracks
> about an inch and a half in diameter. Since it was new, I winced a lot but
> decided to hold off repairing it until I recovered from the downpayment. It
> irritated me every day for about six weeks, then one morning it was gone.
> Yes, it was still the same car and, no, I don't have incredibly thoughtful
> and well-heeled friends who'd replace the windshield on the sly. (I wish)

> To this day I don't know what happened. All I can think is that we were
> going through some extreme temperature shifts, at least 75-degrees'
> difference between day and night, and maybe the expansion/contraction had
> something to do with it. It got hot, but I don't remember it being hot
> enough to fuse glass ;-)... and I've never had the guts to crack the
> windshield on purpose and see if it happened again.

> Is there something about tempered safety glass, or whatever, that would
> cause this? Just curious.


> >best thing i can say is to use crazy glue, and hope that it pulls itself
> >into the crack. once glass is cracked, it can't be repaired, just
> >remade.

> >---Mike Savad

> >--
> >Mike's Stained Glass - Tips Tricks Photos
> >http://www.geocities.com/Paris/1141
> >6-16-98 New Pages Added: 44 New Stained Glass Links, 5 New Stained Glass
> >Tip Pages

a few things could have happened

1. the crack filled up with water and it changed the optical properties
of the glass a little. giving the illusion of no crack.

2. the glass won't melt in the sun. maybe if you were parked by a live
volcano. there's a plastic layer between the two layers of glass. maybe
there was an off chance that the plastic melted a little and went into
the crack.

---Mike Savad

--
Mike's Stained Glass - Tips Tricks Photos
http://www.geocities.com/Paris/1141
6-16-98 New Pages Added: 44 New Stained Glass Links, 5 New Stained Glass
Tip Pages