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WAY off topic but I need help or advice.

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by JudyMcKinn, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. JudyMcKinn

    JudyMcKinn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know this isn't chicken, but I know a lot of you have different hobbies and skills. I need some help. I have an old, oblong bowl, on feet, that is a greenish/blue. With very nice designs in the glass. But I see that the greenish/blue color is chipping off in a couple small places, so apparently it is painted on, instead of the color of the glass. (I have seen this happen on some of the cheap reproductions of the beautiful red glass, which the real stuff is colored with gold dust, I am told.)
    My question--does anyone know something that would take this greenish color off the glass bowl? The designs in the glass are pretty enough that it would also be pretty as a clear glass bowl. Thanks for any help.
     
  2. mdbucks

    mdbucks Cooped Up

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    I dont know, but from my experience with glass, dont use a chipping hammer, you end up with broken glass, sorry I couldnt help. [​IMG]
     
  3. Pinenot

    Pinenot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could try using paint thinner.
     
  4. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

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    There's paint on the glass but it's clipping and you want to take all the paint off? Paint thinner or even nail polish remover is all I can think of. Post pics if you can.
     
  5. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Most auto parts stores sell a chemical called aircraft paint remover, It will take the paint off almost anything.
     
  6. JudyMcKinn

    JudyMcKinn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, all. I will try some of these suggestions. The Aircraft paint remover sounds hopeful.
    I should say that I SUPPOSE this is a paint. At any rate, there are little places it is coming off, and I managed to get a little more off scratching with my fingernail, but it came off way too hard to do it all this way. It just proved that it is a paint or coating of some sort.
    Will try the paint remover, and if anyone else has any experience with glass of this sort, am open to any other suggestions, too.
     
  7. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Quote:After a time, the smell from a cat box can do that too! [​IMG]
     
  8. JudyMcKinn

    JudyMcKinn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can we assume you are having a catbox issue at our place, Wildsky? [​IMG]
     
  9. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Quote:DH's Job - dontcha know........

    I was HATING life a few days ago - and it was COLD, I had to OPEN THE DANG DOORS AND Windows! I was LIVID ! [​IMG]
     
  10. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    You said the bowl is old, is it valuable? Might not hurt to find out before you finish taking the paint off. Could hurt it's value.
    I'm too tired to think right now, but I used to own an antique/auction biz with the ex and there is a type of glass ornamentation where the color is painted on as opposed to being part of the glass. It does chip off after many years, but a collector would rather have it with the chipping paint than with all the paint removed.
    Just my 2 cents.
     

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