Asked on Nov 12, 2019

How do I repair this hole in my lamp?

Debra SROSIEWilliam
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Answered

I'm not sure what material it is inside.

Thank you for any suggestions.

6 answers
  • Vimarhonor
    on Nov 12, 2019

    Ive repaird so many things with the Oatey epoxy putty stick!


    I find it easier to work with than bondo and this clay like putty can be sculpted. It does harden in a few minutes and will dry gray and needing painting.


    It's a two-part epoxy sticky-found at big box hardware stores for about $6.

    You mix press -then you can use scrape off excess (I use depleted gift card) and/or sand and paint. Cured putty is strong and structural enough to drill through. Its a light grey putty.


    Oatey Putty safely seals/waterproofs for plumbing boat repairs.... Ive used it for exterior entry door frame wood rot repair, elliptical pedal repair, multiple arts and crafts repair of furniture, pottery- wood -ceramic- concrete statues - even a garage laundry sink with a hole ( thanks for hiding that defect with carrots -previous homeowner)


    Every home owner crafter or second hand shopper need a 2 part putty epoxy stick!


    You can find other expensive and smaller 2 part epoxy sticks versions in the boat marine and wood repair sections this Oatey one is a great value.

    Consider the epoxy putty for your repair needs.


    https://www.oatey.com/2373255/Product/Oatey-Fix-It-Stick-Epoxy-Putty

  • ROSIE
    on Nov 12, 2019

    Thank you Vimarhonor,


    Sounds like exactly what I need.

    I will definitely try this!


  • William
    on Nov 13, 2019

    Two part epoxy putty. Fill the area with aluminum foil, knead and roll out the putty and apply the putty.


    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Loctite-All-Purpose-2-oz-Epoxy-Putty-1999131/206156392


    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Gorilla-2-oz-Epoxy-Putty-Stick-4242501/310182758

    • ROSIE
      on Nov 13, 2019

      Thank you, William. Great idea to use the foil for filling. I was wondering what to do there. Is it safe to use the foil around electricity, though?


  • William
    on Nov 13, 2019

    It's fine. There aren't any bare wires. They're insulated and go thru metal tubes and connectors anyway.

  • ROSIE
    on Nov 13, 2019

    Thank you William, I did not see exposed wires either.

  • Debra S
    on Nov 17, 2019

    LOL I don't have a clue, I'm the sort who goes to thrift stores and just buys something new and what I think is chic, when something I own breaks.....

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