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Colored Frit that works with
Float Glass (Window Glass)



colored glass crushed frit compatable with Float Glass (window glass)

Float glass, or as it is sometimes called, window glass, is a popular way to fuse glass. Float glass is inexpensive.  Work with thicker plate glass making room dividers, furniture, table tops or in doors. Before this product was available, you could not add color to float glass. Now the glassworker has a colorful palette of compatible frit and powder for decorating float glass.

It is important to know that all window or float glass may NOT be the same COE. Different manufactures make the glass. They are not concerned with the COE. It is usually around COE 82. What this means is that you may need to experiment. This Frit has a coefficient of expansion of 82 x10-7deg C
Recommended Working Temperatures and Times
Degrees F Degrees C
Full Fuse 1562 850
Tack Fuse 1436 780
Slumping 1292 700
Annealing 968 520
Soak, full fuse 20 Minutes
Soak, tack fuse 10 to 20 Minutes


Float glass is produced by flowing the melted glass over a bed of molten tin. This leaves an invisible but sometimes problematic haze on one side. When using this product, this haze may affect the applied colored glass. To solve this problem, determine the tinned side by test-firing two chips of glass from the same sheet, firing one side up and the other down. Keep track of which side hazes. The tinned sided can be determined with an ultraviolet light (see below item # 5214).



8.8 Ounce Jars (1/2 Pound)
Order #
Powder 0
Order #
Fine 2
Description Transparent or Opaque Lead Free Price
F00000 F00002
Clear
Transparent
Yes
$7
F00250 F00252
Black
Transparent
No
$11
F00550 F00552
Cobalt Blue
Transparent
Yes
$11
F00760 F00762
Chrome Green
Transparent
Yes
$9
F00960 F00962
Aquamarine
Transparent
Yes
$9
F01050 F01052
Deer Brown
Transparent
Yes
$11
F01160 F01162
Dark Violet
Transparent
Yes
$11
F01650 F01652
Amber
Transparent
No
$11
F10450 F10452
Cherry Red
Transparent
Yes
$13
F20150 F20152
Red
Opaque
Yes
$13
F21150 F21152
Red Extra Dense
Opaque
No
$12
F20250 F20252
Orange
Opaque
Yes
$12
F20350 F20352
Yellow
Opaque
Yes
$13
F21350 F21352
Yellow Extra Dense
Opaque
Yes
$12
F30450 F30452
Dark Blue
Opaque
No
$11
F31000 F31002
White Lead Free
Opaque
Yes
$11
F31200 F31202
White
Opaque
No
$11
F31300 F31302
White Extra Dense
Opaque
No
$12
F40050 F40052
Gold Ruby
Opaque
No
$17
F40250 F40252
Gold Pink
Opaque
No
$17
F00780 F00782
Dark Green
Transparent
No
$11
F00920 F00922
Lt. Aquamarine
Transparent
Yes
$9
F00980 F00982
Dark Aquamarine
Transparent
No
$9
F01120 F01122
Lt. Violet
Transparent
Yes
$9
F10150 F10152
Red
Transparent
Yes
$12
F10250 F10252
Orange
Transparent
Yes
$12
F10350 F10352
Yellow
Transparent
Yes
$12
F10550 F10552
Dark Red
Transparent
Yes
$12
F10650 F10652
Grenadine Red
Transparent
Yes
$12

*Clear Chips: Used as a spacer on the edge of the sheets when fusing frit between 2 sheets. This helps to eliminate some bubbles which are created by entrapped air.

Order #
Description Price
fused-glass-slumping-uv-tin-light
52180
Tin Scope and Detector: A battery powered detector to determine which is the tin side of a sheet of Float Glass. Simply place the Short Wave UV window against the glass. The tin side will be foggy, the reverse side will be clear. Weighs only 7.5 oz. (340g) and measures 6-1/2" long x 1-3/4" wide (165 x 45mm). Carry cord is attached. Powered by 4 AA batteries (not supplied). $74
5214 Tin Scope and Detector: Two tools in one - use the long wave UV bulb that is supplied with the light to set UV glue, and use the optional short wave UV bulb #5214W to determine the tin side of float glass. $105
5214W Optional Bulb: Optional short wave UV bulb for #5214 to determine the tin side of float glass. $32

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