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 Posted: Tue Oct 7th, 2008 10:06 pm
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Hello All,

I just got through firing Reusche transparent ruby onto sone frosted glass....it came out awful, a really lousy pale brown. Now I've used this paint before with good effect but never of frosted glass....which I'm thinking is likely float glass and that perhaps that's my trouble. Anyone Know?

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Cathryn~
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 Posted: Tue Oct 7th, 2008 10:54 pm
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When you fire red on the "floated" side of the glass it reacts with the tin and turns brown



 Posted: Tue Oct 7th, 2008 10:58 pm
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Well that's good 'cause that's what I figured. I must have got lucky once before and used a piece of frosted glass where the "tin side" was the frosted/blasted side. Oh well...back to the light table, "sigh"

Thank you Vic....Cathryn~



 Posted: Mon Oct 13th, 2008 05:26 pm
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That was my first guess as well. I always check my clear glass for the tin side, with an appropriate black light before I start painting. Even if I don't have plans to enamel or silver stain. That way I can always change my mind later on.
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Where can you get a CHEAP appropriate black light?

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 Posted: Mon Oct 13th, 2008 06:16 pm
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Well I first tried a black light that I got at the local hardware store and that did not work.
Save it for Halloween.......
It has to have a certain wave length I think I bought mine through Reusche or bendhiems.
Good luck, Hallie



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To answer my own question, I did a little research.  This thread on the warm glass board gave some answers:

http://www.warmglass.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=26567&p=232662&hilit=Black+light+tin+side#p232662

Here is one:

 http://www.mamasminerals.com/page/MM/PROD/EQU-SWLMP

Also there are some CHEAP ones on ebay if the information in the warm glass thread is correct.  You can find them by searching for "pocket purifier" or "urine."

Rebecca



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I asked the seller on ebay of one of the urine detector lights what the wavelength is.  She answered that it was long wave.  So I searched for the germicidal light and it specified UVC short wave.  That's what the thread on Warmglass said was needed.  I think I'll try one.

Rebecca



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