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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-06-2013, 10:53 PM Thread Starter
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fixing my lily pipe

I broke the suction cup holder part of the glass off of my lily pipe. It took part of the tube with it but it seems like it basically is an intact piece. What is the best way to reattach it seamlessly? Thanks
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-06-2013, 11:13 PM
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Do you have a picture?

I do not think there is any way to reattach the broken piece seamlessly unless you reblow the broken pieces. If you are looking to reattach it though, silicone would be my first option.


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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-06-2013, 11:31 PM
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Same thing happened to me, and I ended up getting a new lily pipe in the end. Where the suction cup came off, it took a chunk of glass with it and left tiny cracks. So I didn't trust it would stay intact for too long and didn't want to risk it.

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I was thinking something rigid like epoxy. It didn't crack just pulled away. I guess I mean fairly seamless, no silicon chunks.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-07-2013, 12:06 AM
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Glass does not glue well. Even "glass" glues don't really work. The only thing I know of is an epoxy that you use a uv light to set and I don't think its really worth it for a single pipe. Silicone would be a next best that I know of.
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