Darkslide repair

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  1. Tom Nutter

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    What's the best way to repair a small crack in an 8X10 darkslide?:confused:

    It is not a split, but a crack, as if something was pressed into it with too much pressure. It looks like it is probably still light tight, butalso looks like it may get worse if not addressed.
     
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    I have used black electrical tape as a temporary fix. On other occasions I have also used a thin coat of two-part epoxy on both sides of the crack.
     
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    I've already done the tape temporarily as well...I was thinking about the the epoxy too.. maybe I'll try it.
     
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    That's what the ol' cannibal box is for! Just replace the dark slide with a good one.:smile:
     
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    i KNEW you were gonna say that :smile:

    i have used tape before but it always causes problems :sad:

    john
     
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    I have no cannibal box for 8X10--it is new to me. Any donors are welcome.
     
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    I thought there was already a thread for this....thanks. I have some marine tex---which is slow-drying, but very durable. The sanding trick is a good idea.
     
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    Just to let anyone who needs the info know:

    The marine-tex epoxy and sanding worked perfectly.
     
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    How about Bondo??? I ised it for furniture repair years ago...just a thought.

    Bob
     
  11. Tom Nutter

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    ..same idea