devitrification - that "scummy" look on the surface of the glass
after firing. Use overglazes to cure pieces that have devitrified
or that need a bit more gloss. Sunshine stocks overglazes from Hot Line and Fuse
HOT LINE SPRAY A PLUS prevents devitrification.
Spray "A" Plus is a low melting point clear glass, ground to
a micron fine powder. This powder is held in suspension and is sprayed
or brushed on your project before firing.
Use the inexpensive Badger Air Brush to apply an
New, lead free formulation.
Use on glasses you know are sensitive to
devitrification or can be used to put gloss on dull or matte
surfaces. Can even be used to shine up items that have already
Fire to 1300°F
Sold in 8oz bottles (#0240) $24.59
MASTER SUPER SPRAY is a 99.98% lead free overglaze.
Use on all your kiln-fused projects.
Fire to 1250°F for a satin, matte surface.
Fire to 1300 to 1700°F for a shiny surface.
Will not discolor reds, yellows, oranges or other sensitive
colors. Can be used on
iridized and dichroic glass. Use
Badger Air Brush for best results, but can also be brushed on. Sold
in 8 oz and 32 oz bottles
CLEAR COAT OVERGLAZE is the best
and safest overglaze. It does not contain any lead or glass powders,
only a natural fluxing agent that produces a durable glossy shine on
the surface of your fired glass. Completely safe to use on food
bearing surfaces. Ideal for use on types of glass including clear
window glass. To apply, just brush or spray a light coat onto the
top surface of the glass being fused.
Fire to 1350° to 1550°F.
LOW TEMPERATURE OVERGLAZES
mature a much lower temperatures than standard overglazes. This
allows the glass to gloss over nicely before the kiln reaches fusing
temperatures. Use as with any other overglaze. NOTE: not for food
BENDING GLAZE matures at 1100°F. Quite often the glass you
would use to slump replacement lamp panels will devitrify along the
cut edges. Paint a light coat on the edges before slumping/draping.
If the glass is sensitive and may devitrify on the face of the
panel, air brush the surface before firing.
Sold in 4 oz bottles (#0236)
FUSERS GLUE holds your work together as you assemble the pieces of glass
prior to setting in the kiln. Use just a small drop. Some people will
apply with a toothpick. By Hotline
4 oz bottle with flip up spout (#02455)
OIL is used to hold fine frit in place
when you are preparing a piece for fusing. Also used with enamels. Burns off at relatively low temperatures without leaving a
residue. Can be applied with a good quality brush on or silk screened
for repeated designs.
Sold in 8oz bottle (#0244) $24.98
NOTE: Cannot be shipped via Air or
Mail, UPS deliveries to lower 48 states ONLY
HANDY TOOLS AND FUSING
KILN SAFETY GLASSES are a must when looking into a hot kiln.
The specially coated shade 3 green lenses filter the infra-red and ultra-violet
light that makes up the "glow". Reduces glare, and allows you to see
your project more clearly. Protects your eyes from heat as well.
NOT for torch work.
to see the proper protective eyewear for bead making or lampworking.
Kiln Safety Glasses (#7609) 13.69
ZETEX HEAT RESISTANT GLOVES are asbestos free, high temperature
rated gloves. Good for 800-1100°F exposure. Perfect wearing apparel for
opening kilns, moving hot molds, raking, etc. One size fits all. Wool
One pair, #0257
HAIK BRUSHES are used to apply kiln
wash to kiln shelves, molds, etc. Sold in two widths. The very
popular 2-3/4" wide brush (shown at left) is handy for coating shelves for
table top kilns or to kiln wash smaller slumping molds. The double
size 5½" brush is the best choice for larger kiln shelves or molds.
FABRICUT is used to remove used shelf
primer from shelves and molds. The open weave construction does not
clog, flexible to follow curvy contours of slumping molds. Special grit
size is not too coarse, not too fine.
Sold in 9x11" sheets (#0251) $6.49
Our fusing wire is a special chromel
alloy that we have selected for best results when firing in a kiln.
This alloy will darken less than other alloys when fired.
FUSING WIRE We have several wire gauges
- 17 gauge- our heaviest, used to
make hanging loops to be fused into pieces
= Sold on 10 ft spools
- 18 gauge- a bit lighter than the
17 gauge above, used to add details or to hang smaller pieces
= Sold on 10 ft spools and 1 lb spools (approx 200 ft/pound)
- 22 gauge - often called "stamen
wire", is used to add details, especially as flower stamens. Can
also be used to add details that you can fuse between layers on
jewelry and is the right size for making hanging loops on fused
= Sold on 10 ft spools, 20 ft loops (see photo at left) and 1 lb
spools (approx 500 ft/pound)
FIRING GRAPHS allow you to keep
careful records when fusing. You need good records for reproducible
results. Arranged to get the info you need without a lot of figuring.
Pack of 25 sheets (#0256) $3.69
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