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Subject: Scratches on engraved glass

Scratches on engraved glass

From: David Cottier-Angeli <info>
Date: Monday, September 11, 2006
David Cottier-Angeli <dca [at] cottiermetal__ch> writes

>A modern art glass table ... with a "Securit" type
>of glass [has] from deep scratches on one side, but has artist
>engraving on the other side. ...
>Can someone suggest what method could best be followed as to soften
>the visible impact of scratches.

My previous posting need some further comments as I am really
looking for some kind of information support, if any are available.

Thanks to Mr. Jerry Shiner suggestion as to use the method commonly
used to repair automobile scratched windshields. As a matter of
fact, my first thoughts went to those repair kits. But it was
largely confirmed that with a thick plain glass, unfortunately this
method does not work, as it does not contain any of the plastic film
layer used to maintain the sandwich glass layers, and those kits are
simply not applicable in this case as they seal the fracture within
the plastic film layer.

So I am back to my first questions as to what method could best be
followed as to soften the visibility of scratches on a thick Securit
glass engraved on the reverse face.

At this point, we will very much appreciate any suggestion by a
glass specialist.

David Cottier-Angeli
Geneva, Switzerland

                  Conservation DistList Instance 20:14
                Distributed: Friday, September 15, 2006
                       Message Id: cdl-20-14-008
Received on Monday, 11 September, 2006

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