Broken Flat Iron? Here’s an easy fix

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Broken Flat Iron.

Has this ever happened to you?

Don’t be too quick to throw away your flat iron if the plates come loose. I just about cried when this happened to mine. Granted I’ve had my flat iron for forever – and so I should with a hefty $200 price tag. I have very coarse hair and other flat irons never did the trick like this one does. So I was determined to fix it.


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I tried just about every strong hold glue I could think of, I even used glue that my husband uses on the gasket for our wood stove thinking that high heat glue would be sure to work like a charm – but it failed.

I came across this product above, JB-WELD, my saving grace!

I found it in the automotive section of Wal-Mart.

Just like it say’s on the package

“Don’t scrap it, JB-Weld it”


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Here is what you do.

Grab a piece of tin foil and squirt out an amount out of the red tube like above.


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Then squirt out an amount out of the black tube like above.


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Use a stick of some sort, I used the handle of a plastic spoon, and mix together until you have a grey mixture like above.

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Spread generously on the plate, trying to avoid the plates surface that touches your hair.


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Clamp together really tight, wipe away any excess that seeps through thoroughly. Once dry there’s no getting it off.

I left mine clamped together for more than 24 hours.

I did a little happy dance the first time I used it, worked like a charm.

I waited a few weeks before posting this because I wanted to make sure that it really worked and that it didn’t fall apart in a couple of days.

I am very happy to report that it’s been one month and my flat iron is still perfectly intact!


  1. Thanks for this! I have a flat iron that was expensive as well. It hasn’t totally fallen apart like yours, but one of the plates is half way falling off. I bet this would fix it and save me the money of buying another new nice one. Thanks!
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  2. This is a wonderful tip and we love having you at Whimsy Wednesday! Thank you for partying with us!
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  3. Where were you two months ago when my flat iron needed to be replaced?!? This is fantastic!

    Love from your newest follower,

  4. This is such a handy post! Good to know about J-B Weld! It’s nice to have an easy fix for small appliances!
    Kudos to you for not throwing your flat iron away and figuring out a way to fix it!!!!
    This would be perfect for TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS. Link goes live at 8:00 pm! Hope to see you there!
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  5. Awesome, I’m glad you got your iron fixed! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!
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  6. HI,

    I am your newest follower and was hoping that you would follow me back!

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  7. What a great tip to have. Thanx for sharing at THT.
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  8. Great tip. I would never think of that as I would be fearful of the epoxy being flammable, giggle. xo Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo
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  9. Hi Sarah,
    I am amazed. You did a great job. I laughed at your happy dance. I will keep this in mind if I ever need to glue something together. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday’s Adorned From Above Link Party.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  10. Nice tip! I’m sure I’ll need this some day. TFS

  11. Hi Sarah,
    Great news the glue held, even while heating up? That is some good glue! I will have to keep that in mind ; ) Thanks for linking up on Super Sweet Saturday.
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  12. It usually pays to have a think before discarding. Great tip, I wish we had Walmart in Scotland!

  13. Oh!!! Thankfully I haven’t broken mine yet! However, this tip will sure come in handy since my flat iron is my LIFE… now I know how to fix it if I break it!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality! I can’t wait to see what you link up tomorrow evening :)
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  14. This is a great tip. The nice flat irons are pricey and it makes you sick when one falls apart. Thanks for sharing this with Share Your Cup.
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  15. Sarah,
    This stuff is amazing. I’m going to have to get some for my hubby to use around here. Great fix for your flatiron. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.

  16. That’s great!! I’m so glad your flat iron was fixed!! I’m so glad you linked up at Romance on a dime.
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  17. Thank you for linking up this great fix to Think Tank Thursday last week!! The party will be live tonight at 9:00pm est. at
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  18. Anonymous says:

    Will this work for a cracked plate ?

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