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Topic: Frosted Glass Tutorial -- How to make frosted glassware with Armor Etch!  (Read 256209 times)
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« Reply #150 on: May 08, 2004 01:30:53 AM »

I'm interested in using this on my car windows.
I figure if I do it on the outside,
(since there is tint on the inside)
it might work.
Any thoughts, ay?
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« Reply #151 on: May 10, 2004 05:30:16 AM »

You might want to check with local authorities---it might be illegal to do this to your car windows, since it would permanently obstruct your vision...
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« Reply #152 on: May 10, 2004 08:34:41 AM »

I think it would also affect the strength of the window- make it more likely to shatter.
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« Reply #153 on: May 11, 2004 11:03:43 PM »

I don't think the law would be a problem
since every lowered Honda around here
has giant Honda symbols in their back window.....
But weakening the glass just might be a concern.
Thanks
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« Reply #154 on: May 12, 2004 07:21:04 PM »

these will make great personalized gifts... hmm, weddings, birthdays....thanks so much for the inspiration! Your glasses look so great and pro!
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« Reply #155 on: May 14, 2004 02:51:20 PM »

I did some etching and I am too cheap to buy stickers and I wanted to etch the design, not etch the entire glass and leave the design clear.  This is a tedious but it works: 

*put strips of masking tape on a piece of paper.

*use a craft punch to punch out the designs (I used a snowflake craft punch, the snowflake is about 3/4"), taking care to space the punches far enough apart to have a half inch border on each side.  Periodically clean off the punch with a q tip dipped in alcohol to clear off the adhesive goo.

*cut the paper into a fringe, cutting through the masking tape.

*carefully peel the masking tape squares with the shapes cut out off the paper, and place on the glass.  Make sure they are burnished flush against the glass, or the outlines will be blurry.

*Carefully fill in the shape with etching cream, layering it thickly.  Let set (the recommendations in this thread have been from 15 minutes to an hour--I did the 5 recommended minutes and it was not very good).

*Rinse quickly.  The masking tape will just wash right off, and (in answer to an earlier question) it did not leave any residue.
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« Reply #156 on: May 20, 2004 08:46:57 AM »

These glasses completely rock.  I've always wanted to do etching but didn't really know where to start.  Now I have excellent directions which I'm printing up right now!
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« Reply #157 on: May 27, 2004 01:47:34 PM »

so i'm stupid and somehow didn't read styrofoamkitty's post about it being in the june issue of bust.  i checked my mail yesterday and was pleasantly surprised to see almost the exact same directions as the ones i had printed out.  now, i have printed out directions and cute color directions from bust!  i get paid tomorrow so, michael's here i come!
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« Reply #158 on: May 27, 2004 02:43:26 PM »

So I tried this the other day and almost wound up in tears. Of course like a fool I tried putting complicated kanji on glasses that sort of curved in at the top. Don't do that, that's all I have to say. Tonight I'm trying again on new glasses with some simpler design maybe. Hopefully, the set turns out, they're for a friend that's moving and the last time I'll see him forever is this weekend. Wish me luck!
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« Reply #159 on: June 01, 2004 12:41:58 AM »

aww sorry bout the mishap phoebe  Sad
Hope the next set comes out fab.

I'll have to pick up some odd glasses when I'm out yardsailing and try this.........looks like fun  Smiley
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