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  • The first recorded date of Christmas being celebrated on December 25th was in 336, during the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine. A few years later, Pope Julius I officially declared that the birth of Jesus would be celebrated on that day.
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Kevin917z

Poloron nativity repair help needed

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I have a poloron nativity set (the large 48" size one) and most of the noses are dented in or broken. It would be easy to cut and glue new pieces from milk jugs since you can pull the cover off and stick your hand inside.  But.... I can't find any glue that will glue what is I think  polyethelyne? The melting plastic knives or milk jugs method I can't really find much detail about how to do it.  A couple of the figures have cracks in the side of the mold I would like to glue back they aren't noticeable but I'd like to keep it from getting worse.  

Anyone have any tips or suggestions? 

 

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I haven't tried a glue gun because it won't bond the plastic.  I thought about it but don't want to have to keep redoing the repairs 

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