Removing Mirrored or Metallic Finish from Glass Beads
by Divine Designs by Shannon Modrell
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I have some faceted glass beads with what I can best describe as a "mirrored" or "metallic" finish on one side that gets scratched up very easily.
I don't want disappointed customers who end up with a piece that scratches up after only a few wearings. I'd like to remove the finish and use the beads as plain glass beads.
I've tried scratching the finish off w/ my fingernails but it's very time consuming and still doesn't completely remove the finish (you'd think it would come off easily this way, but doesn't!).
I've tried acetone, alcohol, Goo-Gone, oily eye-makeup remover, and a few household cleaners but none of them worked. Do you have any ideas?
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