How do I repair this hole in my lamp?


I'm not sure what material it is inside.

Thank you for any suggestions.

  6 answers
  • Vimarhonor 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.

  • ROSIE ROSIE on Nov 12, 2019

    Thank you Vimarhonor,

    Sounds like exactly what I need.

    I will definitely try this!

    • ROSIE 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 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 ROSIE on Nov 13, 2019

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

  • Debra S 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.....