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« on: March 30, 2012 12:06:37 PM »

I have some glass cabochons that I need to seal before using them in jewelry.

The cab itself is glass.  The design is printed on some kind of paper, glued to the back of the cab, and then the paper is painted by the maker to "seal" it.  I want to add an additional layer of protection against moisture since I want to use some of these cabochons for rings.  I also don't want the paint to scratch off.

I was thinking about using acrylic spray protective coating like what can be used over spray paint or inkjet photos. Is this enough protection?  Is there something better?
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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2012 03:28:35 PM »

The cab is going to be set into a bezel right?  I would suspect that should be enough.  Another thought would be to set it with a layer of resin/epoxy in the bezel setting too - glue it in with the resin and the resin will also be a good waterproof barrier.
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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2012 06:42:17 AM »

Second vote for clear epoxy here, acrylic spray just doesn't have the wear and resistance to damage that I would want on a ring.
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