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by Robert Schwieger
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Masterpiece Signs of the World (Images & Addresses)
Replies: 29
Views: 19667

Re: Masterpiece Signs of the World (Images & Addresses)

Hello Eric. Your work is beautiful and exceptionally well crafted. May I ask, do you use screenprinted back-up black and screen printing in your work? Thank you. Keep up the fine work.
by Robert Schwieger
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Inferior glass gold
Replies: 1
Views: 237

Inferior glass gold

Recently purchased Glass Gold - 3 1/8x 3 1/8 - Made in Germany. In sampling this against current glass gold I noticed an obvious difference primarily a slight "mottled" effect. Cpmparisons were made using the same procedure, cleaning prep, sizing, gelatin, application, backup and cleaning excess. Is...
by Robert Schwieger
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Bon-Ami types
Replies: 5
Views: 662

Re: Bon-Ami types

Chevrolet has handled a product in the body shop that duplicates the original Bon Ami, Windshield Cleaner/Ami Cleaning Powder #1050011. I have used it with success in preparing glass for gilding.
by Robert Schwieger
Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Poster colors (one shot)
Replies: 0
Views: 593

Poster colors (one shot)

Question from an old-timer: Are the One Shot Poster Colors the equivalent of the old Dolfinite Colors?

Thank you. Bob.
by Robert Schwieger
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Waterbased enamels
Replies: 2
Views: 508

Re: Waterbased enamels

Question is regarding appropriateness of Waterbased Enamels such as Aquacoat Bulletin Enamels on glasswork such as gilding, etc. Bob.
by Robert Schwieger
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Waterbased enamels
Replies: 2
Views: 508

Waterbased enamels

Waterbased enamels such as Aquacoat Bulletin Enamels.
by Robert Schwieger
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gilded aluminum foil matte effect
Replies: 4
Views: 890

Re: Gilded aluminum foil matte effect

Interesting application. Is the damar varnish the heavier damar or the picture finish damar? The picture varnish seems too thin for this process. Thank you.
Bob.
by Robert Schwieger
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Tinting the gold leaf size
Replies: 1
Views: 596

Tinting the gold leaf size

Just curious: method of tinting gold leaf water size. Light fastness, etc.
by Robert Schwieger
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glass problem(s)
Replies: 1
Views: 680

Glass problem(s)

Hello. Never had this problem when doing gold work on glass. 1) Patching step, size beads away from initial gild. 2) Gilding knife cuts cleanly but gold adheres to knife. Patching size was thinned very slightly. Knife is frequently cleaned (maybe static attracting the gold to knife?) Thanks for your...
by Robert Schwieger
Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Enamels on vehicles.
Replies: 3
Views: 912

Re: Enamels on vehicles.

Thanks for the advice. Are the polyurethane paints compatible with glass work? Thanks again. Bob.
by Robert Schwieger
Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Enamels on vehicles.
Replies: 3
Views: 912

Enamels on vehicles.

Out of the mainstream for many years but I am curious: are one shot enamels compatible with current passenger vehicles finishes? Trucks were OK with enamels but times may have changed.
by Robert Schwieger
Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Fast dry gold size
Replies: 4
Views: 982

Fast dry gold size

Is the water based fast dry gold leaf size as effective (and appropriate) on glass work as oil based size. I am thinking primarily of the durability of the product.
by Robert Schwieger
Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Thorn Tip
Replies: 3
Views: 712

Thorn Tip

Just curious. Any results from using the Thorn Tip?
by Robert Schwieger
Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Smith's Cream experimenting
Replies: 2
Views: 681

Smith's Cream experimenting

Sequence in using Smith's Cream on reverse glass. Mixture of cream, linseed oil and minerals spirits applied first. Next cream plus enamels applied. Is this second step used after the initial cream mix has dried (setup) or while it is wet? I am experimenting but thought I might seek others' experime...
by Robert Schwieger
Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Appropriate thinner/solvent
Replies: 5
Views: 1084

Re: Appropriate thinner/solvent

Sorry that I didn't elaborate. It's a health issue and I wish to minimize exposure. Also, I hoped to have little or no effect on adhesion to the glass. I have tried low odor oil thinners which are "very low odor" and work well with one-shot without affecting adhesion. They are, of course, petroleum ...
by Robert Schwieger
Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Appropriate thinner/solvent
Replies: 5
Views: 1084

Appropriate thinner/solvent

Need advice: Has anyone had success using alternative solvents and thinners for one-shot and Gilder's Black enamel other than thinner traditional paint thinner and turps? "Safer" materials are quire ineffective. An approved respirator is in use. Any advice? Thank you.
by Robert Schwieger
Sat Feb 27, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue chipping
Replies: 3
Views: 1352

Glue chipping

I am curious. Having had successful glue chipping experience, would others share their success with "the range of temperatures in the chipping stage." I have used 120 to 140. I realize there are many variables but it is always interesting to view others experiences . Thank you.
by Robert Schwieger
Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Sand for blasting
Replies: 1
Views: 887

Sand for blasting

Usually using aluminum oxide for glass. As a backup, what type sand can be used to produce an acceptable etch for a small project? Thank you.
by Robert Schwieger
Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Plastic containers
Replies: 1
Views: 846

Plastic containers

Recommended plastic squeeze bottles for holding lettering enamels without collapsing?
by Robert Schwieger
Sat May 30, 2015 9:09 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Bubbling on reverse glass gold jobs
Replies: 6
Views: 3397

Re: Bubbling on reverse glass gold jobs

Please give details of the product Shadazzle. I am assuming this is used as Bon Ami is used. Does it leave a residue or does it clean off like Bon Ami. Advantages? Disadvantages? Thanks.
by Robert Schwieger
Sat Jan 24, 2015 9:13 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: tempera paint
Replies: 3
Views: 1429

tempera paint

Looking for source for professional grade tempera paint such as older Grumbacher tempera which was opaque and flowed nicely. Not an acrylic nor oil base such as Dofinite.
Thank you.
by Robert Schwieger
Sun Aug 24, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Smith Tip or Glass
Replies: 2
Views: 1149

Smith Tip or Glass

Stumped today. 16x20 plate glass. Gilded 23K and used Smith Tip. Have used it previously with success. Gild was marked by numerous lines similar in pattern to parallel tip hairs. Was tip contaminated? I keep it in clean and secure place at all times. Was it a tinning problem? Can the tip be safely c...
by Robert Schwieger
Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Variegated Red Leaf
Replies: 4
Views: 1259

Variegated Red Leaf

Hello. Looking for a source for Variegated Red Leaf that does NOT have the repetitive sunburst pattern on all of the leaves. Older leaves had the continuous random pattern. Perhaps this is an "age issue". Thanks. Bob
by Robert Schwieger
Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: glue chipping issue
Replies: 9
Views: 2197

Re: glue chipping issue

Hello, Glad to see the input on this matter as I had a similar problem on a large piece which was included in an earlier post. The glue curled off as stated in the above item. I had the blasting sub contracted originally by a reliable source. In my case I believe that the glue was not heated high en...
by Robert Schwieger
Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:09 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Shipping gilded glass
Replies: 2
Views: 741

Shipping gilded glass

Question regarding the shipment of completed gilded pieces: I usually ship smaller pieces (up to 18X24) double boxed (no problems). Larger pieces require wooden crates with appropriate padding and cushioning. What is the recommended method for positioning the crate during shipment -lay it flat OR up...
by Robert Schwieger
Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: glue chipping...........
Replies: 31
Views: 6558

Re: glue chipping...........

Hello, Great discussion. I have had reasonably good success with a computer cardboard box and a small dehumidifier. This supplies heat as well as dryness and the unit kicks on and off to prevent overheating. Outcomes vary of course but it is successful most of the time. Experience has shown that the...
by Robert Schwieger
Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:39 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Lear
Replies: 44
Views: 8521

Re: Lear

Hello Dave,

Again, simply sensational. Question: Do you use a stop-line or mask to contain the blended shades? Thanks for your kind advice. Bob
by Robert Schwieger
Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:07 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gold Leaf
Replies: 20
Views: 5957

Re: Gold Leaf

Hello Dave, Your current Lear project is, as usual spectacular. It is certainly a motivator. Your May 27 posting mentioned that you had purchased gold that was excellent and showed a minimum of overlapping. If you don't mind, was this 23, 23.5 or 24 carat loose leaf and was it the regular weight or ...
by Robert Schwieger
Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:45 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gold Leaf
Replies: 20
Views: 5957

Re: Gold Leaf

Not having the opportunity to test many of the different glass gold leafs I am curious what the basic differences are in the different karats and the leaf weights as it applies to (1) handling and (2) the outcome of the gild (less noticeable joints, etc.). Thank you experts. Bob
by Robert Schwieger
Tue Aug 09, 2011 4:52 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Screen fabric
Replies: 4
Views: 1449

Re: Screen fabric

Hello, Has anybody noticed any difference between the monofilament and multifilament fabric for glass work particularly reclaiming?? Bob