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Old 02-12-2020, 05:59 PM
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Coatings for outdoor glass install

Doing some globes for an outdoor glass installation. Does anyone know of coatings that work to make the glass safer in the event of breakage.
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Old 02-12-2020, 09:15 PM
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HIS had something but I don't see it on the website.
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Old 02-13-2020, 08:07 AM
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Magnify this...

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http://talk.craftweb.com/showthread.php?t=12115

Among other pieces of advice...

"Early on, pieces would occasionally get away from me. They'd be a couple of feet long with a thing stem and a thicker bulb. "Ahhh - yeah, that was intentional..." I'd say. "Good as a garden ornament..."

Friends indulged me and took these pieces for their garden. Then, got the call that the fire department arrived. Dry mulch, hot sun and the magic of magnification... "
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Old 02-13-2020, 11:06 AM
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HIS did have a coating, I've contacted a couple people I know used it. You could shoot through it, it'd have holes, but still be in "one piece".
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Old 02-13-2020, 12:04 PM
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Looks like it WAS flex-tec, but people had too many issues to keep it going. You can potentially still get the materials, working on a source.

https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/vi...his-glassworks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hP49uS6tIg

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Old 02-13-2020, 12:55 PM
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See:

http://talk.craftweb.com/showthread.php?t=12115

Among other pieces of advice...

"Early on, pieces would occasionally get away from me. They'd be a couple of feet long with a thing stem and a thicker bulb. "Ahhh - yeah, that was intentional..." I'd say. "Good as a garden ornament..."

Friends indulged me and took these pieces for their garden. Then, got the call that the fire department arrived. Dry mulch, hot sun and the magic of magnification... "
Once had one of my Boro spheres burn up a pelican case it was sitting on in the sun. The struggle is real.
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Old 02-13-2020, 04:39 PM
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Be extremely careful with the Flex-Tec stuff. It used to recommend that you heat it up to apply it correctly. Heating it up makes it off gas something terrible and a couple of people I know ended up with some serious chemical poisoning and synthetic allergies long term because of the lack of PPE. The company ended up buying fully sealed suits with fresh air pumped into to them to continue using it for the rest of the that project. Could have been a one off issue, but I've stayed away ever since.

I've used clear lacquers poured into pieces with good success. Mostly lighting pieces that tended to be spheres. Made for easy interior coating.

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PPE?

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