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Repair A Phone Screen With Epoxy

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12:00   |   Dec 03, 2017

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  • [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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In this sequel to my previous phone screen repair video, I demonstrate the process for fixing your phone or tablet screen in just a few minutes using strong 5 minute epoxy.

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