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Forum topic by RussellAP posted 12-26-2012 05:07 PM 699 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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RussellAP

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12-26-2012 05:07 PM

That is an example of what I’m talking about.

Do you lay the material in the crack first then but epoxy or whatever glue you use, on it after or do you put the glue in and then lay the stones in.

This is for deep cracks not just the surface stuff.

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#1 posted 12-26-2012 05:25 PM

I would lean toward laying down a bed of epoxy first. Then mix some of your material into the epoxy for the top layer. A sprinkling on top wouldn’t hurt either.
Although my experience with inlay is limited to wood and stone, so take this advise with a grain of alabaster.

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#2 posted 12-26-2012 05:37 PM

For me it depends on the depth of the hole. Deep I would pour some epoxy to fill it some. Shallow I would put in the material , then CA, then epoxy coating. As expensive as turquoise is, I wouldn’t put it any deeper than necessary.

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#3 posted 12-26-2012 06:28 PM

That’s what I was thinking too Monte, but as the gap narrows it can be a hastle to get an even inlay. I’ve been toying with the idea of some colored sand to fill it and then laying the stones on top after it sets a couple minutes. Once the stones are down, there isn’t much you can do.

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