1. Welcome to TalkBass, the Premier Bass Player Community and Information Source. Register a FREE Account to post and unlock tons of features!

Is there a trick to gluing eyeglasses??

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by NJL, May 27, 2009.


  1. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    I broke my glasses yesterday, super glue isn't working!!! :meh:

    My health bene's end on May 31st, so i was lucky in getting my order in for an exam, new lenses and new frames (Kenneth Cole Reactions).. only a $20 co-pay!

    How do you super glue glasses back together??? Part of the frame broke and the lens just falls out.. for some reason the super glue won't hold it together..
     
  2. Joe Gress

    Joe Gress

    Dec 22, 2005
    Pueblo, CO
    What part of the frame broke? SInce your getting a new pair, a little JB weld seems to hold.
     
  3. TalkBass Friendly Advertisement

  4. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    i have some two part epoxy, thanks for reminding me, joe.... BUT:

    i'm scared i'll have an interview and show up with a big ball of glue holding my spec's together... what a time to have an issue like this LOL hahahah

    the part is where the top of the frame goes close to the nose rail.. the frame (almost wire frame type) broke..

    man this is total carp!!!
     
  5. Joe Gress

    Joe Gress

    Dec 22, 2005
    Pueblo, CO
    Around the lenses? Or just the bridge or where the bridge connects?

    If it's just the bridge, just a little dab of JB weld might hold it together, but it also wont be the prettiest thing.

    How bad is your vision? Could you take your glasses off just for an interview and then put them back on to drive?
     
  6. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    it's the upper part that goes to the bridge.. lost of tension there..

    well, in re the vision, only sometimes i get nautious when i don't wear glasses.. it's prolly just a mental thing:

    when i go running or train at the gym, i don't wear them and am completely fine, but in front of a comp screen and other times, i get sea sick LOL hahhaahhah
     
  7. rcarraher

    rcarraher

    Dec 21, 2008
    So, if you get an interview, don't wear your glasses. Just walk in and ACT as blind as you are, and after the hand shake, say"You do hire the handicapped, don't you?"
     
  8. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    LOL :D smart ass.. usually I end the interview with, "Well thanks for giving me time out of your hectic schedule for our interview.. oh, by the way, do you prosecute employees?"

    :D
     
  9. Joe Gress

    Joe Gress

    Dec 22, 2005
    Pueblo, CO
    A really strong epoxy or JB weld is your best bet then. If you bond the two parts together and get two micro vises (like one for fly knot tying or model painting) you can wipe off the excess and later even sand it with the tiniest amount of pressure.

    As for the nauseous thing, that's just a when you are concentrating on small things like TV computers and books right? Headaches too?
     
  10. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    yeah pretty much..
     
  11. cassanova

    cassanova

    Sep 4, 2000
    Florida
    If the JB Weld doesn't work then you can also try a small dab of solder, this has worked for me a time or two in the past.
     
  12. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
  13. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    The trick is not gluing your eyelids shut.
     
  14. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    For some reason, I really really like this picture. Can't quite figure out why? :ninja:
     
  15. elgecko

    elgecko

    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    What ever you use, make sure you thoroughly sand/clean the failed super glue off the frame first or nothing will stick. Once you get your new prescription, get yourself a backup pair: http://www.zennioptical.com/cart/home.php?cat=8
     
  16. excane

    excane Banned

    Aug 23, 2005
    New York, NY
    Splashguard?


    :bag:
     
  17. machine gewehr

    machine gewehr

    Sep 17, 2005
    Istanbul
    :D
     
  18. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    LMAO. Well there's that, but with those things I could pretend she was asian, even if she wasn't. I might need to get a pair of those things. I could expand my horizons while staying well within my range.
     
  19. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    WOW!! Thank you so much! :) Even unemployed right now, i can afford that!!!
     
  20. Tape works best.

    [​IMG]
     
  21. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    well i completely messed up my glasses with super glue now, but i don't care.. oh well..

    i've been checking out that site that elgecko posted.. really cool, i just need to get my PD and i will order another set..
     



Share This Page