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Old 12-04-2008, 01:27 AM   #1
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I am trying to find a way to mark lines for each gallon on my 6.5 gallon glass carboy but everything seems to quickly wash off of glass. I tried a regular sharpie the first time and it washed right off after I cleaned the carboy. I did a search on HBT and found a thread about using an acid-wash to etch the glass. A little wary of that but a lot of brewers seem to like it.

Has anyone found a successful way to mark glass that will stand the test of time? I'd love to hear what you have done to solve this!

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Old 12-04-2008, 01:35 AM   #2
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Probably one of the best ideas on this entire site. I don't know why you're wary of it...A lot of brew clubs etch glassware to give away at tastings, same with weddings, I have several pieces from both those things. And I've done some artsy crafty glass etching with armor etch in the past. It's safe if you follow the directions. Armour etch has been around forever.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/mark...-carboy-63174/

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i used a strip of tape and marked a line at the bottom of the tape (you'd have to remember that though when it does wash off!)

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+1 for what Revvy said. "Armour Etch" is pretty cheap and lasts forever. Just make sure you mark at the correct level. Also if you have a simple logo you can have fun with it and etch some glasses.

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Probably one of the best ideas on this entire site. I don't know why you're wary of it...A lot of brew clubs etch glassware to give away at tastings, same with weddings, I have several pieces from both those things. And I've done some artsy crafty glass etching with armor etch in the past. It's safe if you follow the directions. Armour etch has been around forever.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/mark...-carboy-63174/

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Thanks, Revvy.

That is exactly the thread I looked at. I think my instict made me feel like I would be compromising the glass but after a little thought, I realized that I wouldn't be etching deep enough for problems. My head went straight to the type of etching where you actually cut the glass with a wheel or dremel...but this stuff is different. Is it acid?

Maybe I just needed to hear it from people who actually like it.

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+1 on etching the glass, I just need to find some place around here that sells that stuff. I'm sure it's out there, I just hate shopping, and even more now.

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If etching really doesn't appeal to you, white-out correction fluid or nail polish stand up reasonably well (and they can be removed with some elbow grease if you want).

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Sharpie.
Covered with a strip of packing tape.


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+1 on etching the glass, I just need to find some place around here that sells that stuff. I'm sure it's out there, I just hate shopping, and even more now.
Any chain art/crafts supply store stocks it, it ain't no big deal. Michael's, Hobby Lobby, some of the larger Jo Anne's Fabrics (the one's with a well stocked art supply section.)
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