Introduction

This guide shows the best way to properly glue the glass of a coin display case into its place. The key to a proper bond is making sure the areas being glued are clean, dry, and allowed to set without interference. The coin glass case is made of wood, and the glass is a Plexiglas mix. The process involves cleaning it with a paper towel and glass cleaner, then using super glue to attach the pane.

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Use glass cleaner and a paper towel to thoroughly clean the display case. This ensures a solid bond when connecting the glass. Use glass cleaner and a paper towel to thoroughly clean the display case. This ensures a solid bond when connecting the glass.
  • Use glass cleaner and a paper towel to thoroughly clean the display case. This ensures a solid bond when connecting the glass.

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Being very careful not to shatter the glass, gently pry it away from the glue on the frame.
  • Being very careful not to shatter the glass, gently pry it away from the glue on the frame.

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Apply a thin, solid line of a strong adhesive, such as Gorilla Glue, to the entire inner border of the display case where the glass attaches.
  • Apply a thin, solid line of a strong adhesive, such as Gorilla Glue, to the entire inner border of the display case where the glass attaches.

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Now that the glue is applied, gently, but firmly, press the glass back into the felt lining. Run your finger with firm pressure along the entire lining of the glass two times to ensure a proper bond. Now that the glue is applied, gently, but firmly, press the glass back into the felt lining. Run your finger with firm pressure along the entire lining of the glass two times to ensure a proper bond.
  • Now that the glue is applied, gently, but firmly, press the glass back into the felt lining. Run your finger with firm pressure along the entire lining of the glass two times to ensure a proper bond.

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Allow the glue to set for 2-4 hours for the strongest possible bond.  While the glue sets, the case must remain in the upright position. Do not close or shut the case.
  • Allow the glue to set for 2-4 hours for the strongest possible bond. While the glue sets, the case must remain in the upright position. Do not close or shut the case.

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Conclusion

Allow the glass and glue to bond for at least 6 hours before using the case.

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