Can Dichroic Glass be full fused face down?

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    valeriehornby
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    Another “newby” with a problem and no answer!  Long story short,  cut and fused my glass backwards to the intended mold.  It will work if I flip it over.  The problem is I have dichro stringers fused on the top (now bottom).  Will the dichro be a problem if I re-fuse the piece, detailing the new top?  I use shelf paper.    Or should I just scrap it all and start all over again.  I should tell you it is not a lot of stringers . .  just a titch!

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    Stephen Richard
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    If you are using Thinfire do not put dichoric or iridised in contact with it.  It creates craters in the glass through some kind of reaction.  I don’t know if that applies to the other thin papers.  It does not seem to have the same effect with ceramic fibre papers, although they give rougher textures.

    The safest thing to do is to kiln wash the shelf and fire on that rather than paper when you have dichoric or iridised face down to the shelf.

    Stephen Richard

    blogs at: http://www.verrier-glass.blogspot.com/ and  http://www.glasstips.blogspot.com/

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