Many customers believe that if the broken item has a "clean break" and that there are no missing pieces, the repair lines will not be visible with just cementing the broken pieces together. In fact, once the pieces are cemented, the repair lines will be wider because the adhesive takes some space increasing the gap and therefore the repair lines will appear darker. Ti hide the break lines and the fillers, we start with airbrushing matching colors to the background that hide colors or painted details in the break lines' immediate areas and some detailed are erased. These details need to be painted over the background color, thus, the more details the vessel has, the longer the effort.
The key for proper repair is illustrated below in two examples.
A) Break lines do not go through too much surface decoration details and
B) Break lines go through intricate painted details.
As you will learn from the second example below, the amount of details we have to restore and the involved process required for a good repair will have direct impact on repair duration and, therefore, cost.