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Old 04-18-2008, 10:04 PM   #1
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This shows how I etched gallon/half gallon marks on my carboy using glass acid etch.
This is what you need:
1. Carboy
2. Masking tape 1/2" and 1" (or whatever you want, I already had these)
3. Armor Etch Glass etching (got it from Roberts Craft)
4. Flux brush
5. Scrapbooking letter set.

Add a half gallon of water at a time, and mark it with the masking tape. I just centered the 1/2" tape over the water line. Then add your numbers from the stencil set. Then dump out the water.

Add the etching cream with the flux brush and let sit for about 10 minutes.

Wash off the acid with tap water and remove the masking tape.

And that's it
I got a little bleed through with the acid, but my masking tape is pretty old.

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Old 04-18-2008, 10:14 PM   #2
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Whoa! Killer...and is that really a 7 gallon carboy?

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It's a 6.5 carboy but you can get 7 in it.

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Beauty...i have a 6.5 and two 5 gallons. Thanks for the post...I'm going to do this to both of them!

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Old 04-18-2008, 10:20 PM   #5
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That looks great man. Is that glass etching cream something you can pick up at a craft store, or do you have to get it somewhere special?

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Got it from the craft store. Any of them should have it. It's a pretty common item.

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Or you can just be lazy like me and use 3M waterproof medical tape. It doesn't mind being washed, and is really easy to mark with a sharpie.

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that's awesome. thanks for sharing

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Hmm....I am definately going to have to try this..

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I like it! thanks!

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