Congratulations on Stephanie’s repair; I know how nerve-wracking they can be, but it looks like she’s come through OK. I’ve been lucky with Claire Marie, she’s an old tin silicone doll, but I haven’t had to repair her labia yet (fingers crossed). I guess it’s because I’m so small, I don’t actually over-stress her in that area.
I totally agree with you about using the adhesive sparingly. It’s amazing how what seems to be the correct amount, just keeps oozing out of the joint. The other guys here recommended not closing the gap when using the two-part and I think that’s the best approach, but as they said, the effect of gravity has to be born in mind.
With respect to the lubrication, I agree with siliconelover, but here also is a link to a thread which covers the subject and it contains a few links to similar threads:-Best Lube?
I use ID Glide as it isn’t as sticky as KY and can be diluted with water for massaging. If you look at the thread in the link, AlexKnight mentions the fact you can buy ID Glide by the gallon. I thought he was kidding, but it’s true and it works out very reasonably priced at about 70c per oz.