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Mend a broken melamine tray Colour-match sugru to the original
A friend told us about sugru and I bought some to try out. After a couple of quick fixes, I decided to have a go at our favourite tray. I had dropped this melamine tray so that a whole raised and rounded corner had broken off in splintered pieces, and we had despaired of ever fixing it. What's more, there's a stripy pattern to it that one just couldn't match in, say, laquer paints.
Well, using your colour-mixing guide and some trial and error I rebuilt the corner strip by strip; let it harden overnight; then trimmed and smoothened with knife and sandpaper. I thought maybe I'd have to avoid holding the tray by that corner but I was wrong: the sugru is more pliant than the melamine, but it takes its share of the weight. But most impressive of all - to us and to all our guests - is the incredible colour match that the attached photo bears witness to.
Our beloved tray is back in service: bearing its burdens with pride and spreading the sugru story! Kevin, Sweden