Glass blowing is a wonderful hobby that results in some beautiful artwork for your home. My name is Natalie, and I started in glass blowing as a hobbyist, but now I teach classes in this skill. Some people think glass blowing is difficult or dangerous. That's not the case at all. As you build your skill level, you will find that you learn very quickly. In this blog, I will examine the misconceptions about glass blowing and teach you some of the techniques. I will also give you helpful tips about where to find a glass so you can practice this new skill yourself.
If the glass door that provides an entryway to the greenhouse that you own has a small chip on its surface and you do not wish to have the entire piece of glass replaced, fill the damaged area by completing the following steps. Once the repair has been made, the chip will not be visible and the glass will remain damage-free as long as you keep it maintained.
Clean The Door's Surface And Attach The Piece With Suction Cups
Use glass cleaner and a lint-free cloth to clean the side of the door that is damaged. Dry the glass with a clean cloth after you have finished. Purchase a glass repair kit from an automotive supply shop or another retailer. This type of kit comes with an applicator, epoxy resin, a plunger, finishing film, and a piece that has suction cups attached to the end of it.
Line the center of the piece with suction cups over the chip, so that the cut-out portion that is on one end of the piece is centered over the damaged glass. Press the suction cups firmly against the glass until they stick to it.
Fill The Chip With Epoxy Resin
Locate the applicator tube. Line up the threading on the end of the tube with the opening of the piece that you attached directly to the glass. Turn the applicator clockwise until it is secured to the other piece. Add a few drops of epoxy resin onto the end of the applicator. Insert the plunger into the applicator's end to push the resin down into the chip. Hold the plunger in place for a couple minutes to apply pressure to the filled chip in the door's surface.
Apply Finishing Film And Wait For The Resin To Dry
Remove the plunger and place a piece of finishing film over the repaired portion of the glass. Secure the film with a few strips of masking tape. Move a plastic scraper across the part of the film that is directly over the repaired area to smooth out the resin. Wait for the resin to dry. To determine when this occurs, stand on the side of the door that the film is not covering. When the resin turns clear in color, remove the strips of tape and the film. The glass surface will now be damage-free.
Carefully clean the door's surface with a product that is designed for glass and a lint-free cloth whenever needed. Avoid placing any sharp materials against the glass or using excessive force when opening and closing the greenhouse's door. By taking good care of the door, the glass will remain damage free.
For more information about glass repair, check out companies like the Avenue Glass Shop.Share
3 July 2016