Removing Bead Release

01/11/10 – Removing Bead Release – Removing bead release after firing a piece can sometimes be difficult to accomplish. This page gives a few suggestions for removing this release after firing.

In glass fusing, bead release is used to cover mandrels. Once dried, these are then placed between pieces of glass to leave a channel or opening in the glass. The release will turn from a grey-brown to white when fired and then can be removed from the glass. It is not always easy to remove some of the material, so this page offers some suggestions on how to remove the substance.

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