I have these metallic bottom wine glasses that are aged and broken so I decided to try and restore them.
The tools I used are:
- Rotary tool with polishing disc and glass etching bit
- 1000 grit sand paper
- Brasso metal polish
Step 1: Prep With the Rotary Tool
Using the rotary tool grind the surface so that it is shiny and most of the deep scratches are gone.
Step 2: Sandpaper
Use the 1000 grit sandpaper to smooth out the scratches.
On this step if you want an even better finish go through a 1500 grit and even a 2000 grit paper ;-)
Step 3: Polish
Polish with Brasso metal polish or any other brand. I used paper though you may polish with a cloth or even better cotton wool. The second photo shows the before/after.
Step 4: Cut Glasses
I used this instructable to cut the glasses to size:
Step 5: Trim Glass Bottom
I trimmed and roughed up the bottom end of the glasses so that when I glue them the will adhere better.
Step 6: Enjoy!
Here is the result!