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How Do You Repair A Broken Corner On A Granite Headstone?

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Although granite is a very hard and dependable material that can last through the ages, it is not impervious to the elements or to vandalism. Many granite headstones and memorials need to be repaired and restored over time, and there are professionals who specialize in this kind of care. However, if you have a small piece of a gravestone that has broken off, you could do the work yourself, but you may need to seek permission from whoever oversees your cemetery. Thoroughly clean the matching faces where the stone has split. This will ensure a good bond when epoxy is applied. Likewise, it is best to clean the entire stone so that it all looks consistent later. It is important to use a non-ionic detergent like ammonia, or Photo-Flo, a photo developing solution. Ammonia should be mixed at 1 cup per 1 gallon of water, Photo-Flo at 1 oz. per 5 gallons of water. Wet the surface thoroughly with pure water first, then scrub and rinse. Anything left on the surface can then be removed with the ... more
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