Restore Wine Glasses

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Introduction: Restore Wine Glasses

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:

  1. Rotary tool with polishing disc and glass etching bit
  2. 1000 grit sand paper
  3. Brasso metal polish

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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:

https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Cut-a-Glass...

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!

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    5 Discussions

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    chiok
    chiok

    3 years ago

    What glue did you use? I'm assuming some sort of epoxy resin?

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    gm280
    gm280

    4 years ago

    You did good. They really look nice.

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    DIY Hacks and How Tos

    I actually like these metal handles better than the traditional glass handles.

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    GeorgeP59
    GeorgeP59

    Reply 4 years ago

    Me too. I wish I could find the other three that are missing to complete the set! ;-)