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Offline dreama

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spray on glass on paperweight
« on: January 16, 2014, 12:56:50 AM »
I have a degenhart pw I bought about 6 months ago.  Today I noticed it looked strange it appeared to be peeling like very thin paint.   I attempted to wipe it with my fingers and it cut me.  It is a very thin layer almost like a thin layer of glass. . Does anyone know if spray on diy glass is ever used to make pw look better before selling them?

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Re: spray on glass on paperweight
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2014, 11:41:14 AM »
Spray on may help it look better but I don't know if it is used. It is not permanent,  I think your best bet is to clean it well and sell as is so there is no question of trying to deceive.

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Re: spray on glass on paperweight
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2014, 03:02:52 PM »
I tried to clean it, but its impossbile without cutting my hands, once i found it looked strange, i tired. I have never seen anything like it.  My dad and both grandfathers were glass workers, and in 50 years I never saw any glass do this.  It looks like old pealing paint, but its clear glass.  Even the seconds dad used to bring home, never did this.  I have seen exploding glass, when they were seconds. But this, is not like that at all, I am a collector, and now I am worried about buying any pw's. how do I know the seller did not spray them with glass paint?  Honestly I cant sell it like that, who would want a pw you cant touch without getting cut.  This is all over it, even the polished bottom is sharp and peeling. I fear a may have to throw it away?

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Re: spray on glass on paperweight
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2014, 03:12:23 PM »
Photographs would be very interesting, if you would be kind enough to post some.  :)
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Re: spray on glass on paperweight
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2014, 04:15:56 PM »
Could it be a thick acrylic/resin spray perhaps, but I can't imagine why it would be used.

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Re: spray on glass on paperweight
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2014, 04:25:37 PM »
To disguise scratches?
In a similar way to those who disguise water marks with silicon oil (or even baby oil >:( ) inside decanters and bottles.

I'm sorry to hear of the OP being injured on the bits coming off!
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Re: spray on glass on paperweight
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2014, 04:27:19 PM »
Degenhart weights have been known to do this.  There was a discussion on this board about this at one time I believe.  I don't know if a weight like this could be resurfaced or if it does indeed just need disposed.

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Re: spray on glass on paperweight
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2014, 05:07:42 PM »
I have taken some pics, so you can see what I mean.  The little cracks all over it, are a very thin layer, really thin.  Like tiny paint chips. I did not know degenhart did this, I have several mosser and they are fine.  All my other degenhart pws are fine so far. 

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Re: spray on glass on paperweight
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2014, 05:08:25 PM »
I forgot to say, this weight was almost perfect a few weeks ago.

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Re: spray on glass on paperweight
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2014, 05:18:40 PM »
That looks exactly like what is called crizzling. It does happen to old glass.
I've seen it in old perfume bottles, but the cracking goes right through the whole body of the vessel.
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