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ideas: cleaning glass & marking molds

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ideas: cleaning glass & marking molds

Postby barclayb » Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:51 am

Someone has probably either thought of these things & posted or has a reason not to do them :)

After trying glass cleaner and alcohol to clean glass, I had an "aha" moment and started using vinegar. (I think someone here suggested soaking glass in it to get the kiln wash out; one thing led to another ...) It works great! Duh, it's what people rinse crystal in to make it pretty and de-smudged.

There are sometimes a few stubborn little divits of kiln wash on the underside of a flat piece; I've been using a dental pick to chip the kiln wash out (especially if I'm going to slump anyway).

To stop having to measure a mold every time I use it (my memory being like a sponge that's been wrung out), I've started using Glassline paint to mark the size on it. Once the mold is fired, the markings seem to be permanent. [Am I wrong about that?]
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Re: ideas: cleaning glass & marking molds

Postby David Jenkins » Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:05 am

Good start to a "Glass Hacks" thread - thanks!
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Re: ideas: cleaning glass & marking molds

Postby Laurie Spray » Sun Aug 31, 2014 6:07 pm

I like to mark my molds also. I do it with a ceramic pencil (does not burn off) under the lip. I position them on the shelf so that I can read the size without picking them up. I stack my mold gently so this saves alot of time.
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Re: ideas: cleaning glass & marking molds

Postby Ed Cantarella » Tue May 08, 2018 9:41 am

Glassline paints,etc. - mark the weight of fill on all casting molds. :wink:
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