Repair A Phone Screen With Epoxy

Repair A Phone Screen With Epoxy

[intro music] Alright, if you've been subscribing to my channel for a while, then you've probably seen my most popular video, which is a video of me repairing a phone screen with super glue This video worked out pretty well, and it got me to thinking, what else can I use to repair a phone screen? So, what I have here today is my daughter's iPad

As you can see is pretty damaged Lots of chips in the screen, there's some pieces of glass missing all together Now that doesn't necessarily affect the screen itself, but I wanna go ahead and get those filled in before she loses any more of the glass on this thing What I've got here is some 5 minute gap-filling Epoxy I bought it at Tractor Supply, it's just the Permatex brand, not anything fancy

And what I'm gonna do is squeeze a little bit here onto this plate And then I'm gonna mix it up with this knife You wanna make sure you mix it up really good And this is supposed to dry clear, so really gonna cross my fingers on that, because as you mix it up, it almost turns white If you hear that crunching noise in the background that's my dog, Lolly

because I don't have a decent studio to record in so I'm in my living room But, anyway So we've got the Epoxy mixed up really well now And now I'm gonna go over here and try to apply some of it to this screen Let's see if I can get the camera to focus on the damaged part of the screen

Okay Now I'm gonna take this Epoxy that we've mixed up I'm just gonna try to get it to fill in as many of those spots as I can Now, if you're not familiar with Epoxy or you haven't worked with it before, don't be worried, it's simple It's just glue that you mix up

It's pretty forgiving, five minute drying, that gives you plenty of time to fill in whatever gap you need to fill like this You can buy it at most stores Anything like Walmart, or whatever I just bought this at Tractor Supply because I go there and get equipment from time to time for my knife-making videos and things So I have Epoxy on hand most of the time, this happens to be a tube that's left over from making some scales on a knife in one of my other videos

You wanna smooth it over the best you can, and don't worry about the excess, we're gonna scrape that off here in just a minute just like we did in the other video, when we were working with super glue So the excess is not a problem, we're gonna scrape it flat The main thing to focus on here is make sure you get the gaps filled in well We don't want any empty spaces, I want this to be smooth once it's finished Ideally I wouldn't be using a serrated knife for this but that's all I had on hand at the moment

So it's gonna have to work Actually have another spot right here I'd like to fill in Okay So now I've filled in these cracks well You can see the shine right there

If I can get it to reflect again You can see the Epoxy, I know this black background doesn't really do any good on the camera Let's see, you can see I've got Epoxy there on a crack, and then there's tons of Epoxy right there Which is fine, we're just working to seal up these gaps I want it a smooth surface when I'm finished so I'm gonna give this about five minutes to dry

And this is the way that I use to determine how dry my Epoxy is I like to just take the leftover pile of Epoxy that I have on the plate and scoop it up into a big blob on your putty knife or your kitchen utensil if that's what you're using And then just find a spot on the plate and stick it to it Alright, now you can see I've brought my razor blade out It's been about 15 minutes so it should be good and dry

You can see the knife and the plate are bending but the Epoxy is no longer tacky It feels kinda rubbery But you want to be able to scrape off – if I do this without slicing my finger open You probably can't see that on camera but, you won't be able to slice into this If you cut into it and it's gummy or something it's not dry

Because the last thing you want is to end up just smearing more of it onto your screen So what I'm gonna do is now take this razor blade and you want a good sharp razor blade, preferably a new one and we're gonna scrape the screen You can see down here, these are fingerprints, where I was using the Epoxy a minute ago, and I'm gonna use those to demonstrate what we're trying to do This is our goal, to take this razor blade, and just scrape that stuff off

It's not gonna hurt your glass This is Gorilla Glass, most common phones are today, anyway, they're made of Gorilla Glass, and it's much tougher than this razor blade It's not gonna cut your phone or anything like that So scraping it along the screen is just gonna clean your screen That's why you want a good, new razor blade, preferably, because you want a nice, flat scraper

Now I'm gonna start with this corner up here You can see the Epoxy is nice and hard I can scratch it, so it's dried to almost a plastic texture You're gonna have to be slow and methodical with this You wanna just wanna scrape up under it

But you're not trying to peel the Epoxy off the screen, you want to leave what fell down into the cracks down in there, while still removing the other bits And you end up with this film That's garbage But now we have a nice divet repaired in the screen You can see there, you barely can even feel it when you run your finger across it

Now I know it's still visible, but that will help hold the glass together, and it'll keep it from further separating or cracking Now we're gonna do the same thing over here, with this larger area Alright, and you can see where the filler went in, it's nice and dry under there It filled in the cracks beautifully And of course, the iPad still works

Now, I wouldn't recommend this fix for covering your screen itself, but on many phones and just about every tablet you're gonna have this border around your screen and that's what this is for A lot of times when a tablet gets dropped, and in this case my daughter is five, so she carries this thing everywhere with her, and it does get dropped and things and this is what happens No it doesn't look perfect, but it does fill in the gaps and protect it from further damage Now I don't have to worry about this separating any further, and causing further damage Now if you like this fix, go ahead and subscribe to my channel, because in a future video, I'm gonna be using a tube of specially formulated Epoxy that is called glass resin

If you're doing this fix that we just did you can use any kind of Epoxy, I highly recommend you find something that's clear And it'll say that's it's clear, diamond clear, something like that And you should use that, but subscribe to the channel, and in a future video I'm going to be using a tube of glass resin, which is similar to Epoxy, but it's actually made to fill gaps in glass It's the same stuff they use for fixing windshields on cars So ideally, it has the same refractivity level as glass itself

So when you put it into the gaps, you're not supposed to be able to see it at all So stay tuned, I'll have that video up soon And if this helped you out, just leave a like on the video Thanks for watching [outro music]

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