Can I sandblast glass to remove devit? | Bullseye

Can I sandblast glass to remove devit?

On the left, a piece that has been sandblasted to remove surface devitrification. On the right, a sandblasted piece after refiring.

Yes. And it is a good idea to fully remove devitrification, either by sandblasting and/or grinding, as soon as you notice it to stave off further growth.

After you have sandblasted away the devitrification, clean the glass with compressed air, load it onto a prepared kiln shelf, and fire it to the appropriate temperature to achieve the finish you want.

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Helpful Resources

Video lesson: Dealing with Devitrification
Video lesson: Coldworking with the Wet Belt Sander
Video lesson: Coldworking with Loose Grits
Video lesson: Coldworking with Diamond Hand Laps


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