Crystal wine glasses – Gold or gold plated is coated on surfaces such as glass with glue and gold leaf paper. The extremely thin paper is available in several variants which differ in carat content and the metal used to reinforce the paper. Before you try a gilded finish repairs on a crystal wine glass, you need to properly prepare the surface to make sure that the gold leaf paper on the surface.
How to gold trim That flakes in crystal wine glasses repair, Wipe the gold trim with a soft cloth to remove dust, dirt or debris from the area. If the dirt persists, wet a cotton swab with alcohol and flakes area thoroughly clean only, as the product will not remove surrounding screaming too. A thin, uniform layer of glue, which glue gold leaf, to the affected surface with a small, hard hair brush. Allow to sit sizing for 10 to 15 minutes, which will allow it to become sticky.
Cut a portion of the gold leaf paper that is to fit the affected area. Place the gilding on the affected area. Dab in the gold leaf with a small stiff bristled brush to the gold leaf in size, making it adhere. Wipe the area with a cotton swab to help smooth out the gold leaf, removing any air bubbles or leaves that are removed from the measurements. Moisten a cotton swab with alcohol and use it to remove any imperfections or excess gold leaf covering unwanted areas of the crystal wine glasses.