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melted glass on stainless former

Postby jerry keller » Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:56 am

I had a meltdown in the kiln, and have melted glass embedded on a stainless steel former. I tried to get it off by putting in a kiln to 900 degrees, then dropping it into water - a lot of the glass came off, but some remains. I do not want to sandblast it in my booth, as my grit is very fine and I don't want to contaminate it. I was wondering about other techniques to get it off, or also to spray a resist onto it, or kiln wash, and hope that the minor amount of glass still stuck to the surface will not be a problem, as i am just folding vases , not melting glass onto them.

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Re: melted glass on stainless former

Postby Valerie Adams » Mon Nov 10, 2014 12:29 pm

Do you have diamond hand pads? You may be able to sand it off that way.

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Re: melted glass on stainless former

Postby Bert Weiss » Mon Nov 10, 2014 12:31 pm

Go to a wholesale restaurant supply and ask for a martini shaker. They cost a small fraction of a floral former from a glass supplier. I bought one from each and they were identical.
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Re: melted glass on stainless former

Postby jerry keller » Mon Nov 10, 2014 12:59 pm

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I also had a ceramic stand that the stainless steel former sat on that got covered with glass. It let the glass slide onto the former, and make the ends of the vase turn a bit. It was 5.5" wide at the base, and was like a gentle slope at the end of the former. Do you have any idea where to get something like this?

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Re: melted glass on stainless former

Postby rosanna gusler » Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:32 pm

i would dremmel it off. r.
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Re: melted glass on stainless former

Postby charlie » Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:25 pm

[quote="jerry keller"]I had a meltdown in the kiln, and have melted glass embedded on a stainless steel former. I tried to get it off by putting in a kiln to 900 degrees, then dropping it into water - a lot of the glass came off, but some remains. I do not want to sandblast it in my booth, as my grit is very fine and I don't want to contaminate it. I was wondering about other techniques to get it off, or also to spray a resist onto it, or kiln wash, and hope that the minor amount of glass still stuck to the surface will not be a problem, as i am just folding vases , not melting glass onto them.[/quote]

you can sand blast it. it won't contaminate the grit.

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Re: melted glass on stainless former

Postby Laurie Spray » Thu Dec 04, 2014 2:24 am

Not sure what kind of former.....but if it is one of ours i would just line it with your 1/8" paper and use it. The paper will seperate it from your next work.
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