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Old April 10th, 2010, 09:41 PM
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Default Re: KM jumbo base discolored? help

Originally Posted by A_Teator1 View Post
Hopefully it ends up being metal and not foil so you can fix it. Realistically it's probably paint like you said and unfortunately there may not have been anything you couldve done about it. Just the minerals in the tap water could've messed it up
there is no way it is metal, foil is hard enough to add but adding metals to glass when it is hot is very difficult and requires pure metals and a good amount of science (the coefficients of expansion have to be very close or else the glass will break or the metal will fall off). if it is foil it will be applied when it is cold and usually is picked back up and re heated but that is very labor intensive while paint takes probably half the time as it takes to just apply the metal foil while cold

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