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GLASSMAT - glass matting technology.

This new unique technology allows high-quality personalization of almost any glass. Dishes for hotels and restaurants, prestigious awards, design windows and mirrors, numbers on the windows of cars, etc. There is no glass surface that can not be decorated with GlassMat ! In this case, the resulting image on the glass is "eternal", it can not be washed off or scraped. The matte surface has a fine-grained, "silk" surface on which no greasy fingerprints remain.

The main component of the technology is a special paste GlassMat. For products that are difficult to process with a paste (for example, objects of irregular or round shape), GlassMat liquid is used. To form a protective coating on objects treated with paste or liquid, use ordinary adhesive tape.

WORK WITH THE PASTED GLASSMAT The technology of working with paste is extremely simple and does not require large investments. Schematically, the process of manufacturing products can be described as follows:

1) It is necessary to make a template . To create a template, it is most convenient to use a cutting plotter or, in extreme cases, a stationery knife.

2) Paste a sheet of mounting film on your template that is equal in size to the template. Now your template is a three-layer sandwich: paper backing, vinyl film with adhesive layer and mounting film on top.

Template making

Before applying the pattern on the glass object, the glass must be processed with any glass cleaner and wiped dry with a towel or napkin. Place the template on the glass as required. Fix it on the glass with one piece of paper tape along the top edge.

3) Bend the template from the glass so that it keeps on the adhesive tape, as the door is hinged. Remove the paper backing from the template, exposing the adhesive layer (do not throw out the backing - it will still come in handy. Gently glue the template using a plastic spatula.

4) Carefully remove the mounting film from the template. Put the paper backing on top of the template and iron it strongly with a plastic spatula. It is necessary that all parts of the image are firmly glued to the glass, and there are no air bubbles between the vinyl and the glass. The paper backing prevents the blade from catching small parts.

template 5) Using a mounting or stationery knife, remove those parts of the image where you want to get a matte surface. Do not try to cling the parts to the edge - so you will surely damage the smooth edge of the picture. Instead, make a small notch in the center of the part, insert the assembly knife into the slot, and slowly and carefully separate the part from the glass. After you have separated all the necessary parts from the glass, cover the template with a paper backing and iron it again with a plastic spatula.

6) Look carefully if there are no glue particles from the vinyl film left on the matted areas of the glass. Gently remove them with your fingernail. Do not use any windscreen wipers for this - they can destroy the entire adhesive layer on vinyl. Cover with vinyl strips or paper tape all areas that you do not intend to mate, but wherever can accidentally get pasta. Apply a thick strip of Paste GlassMat next to your image.

7) ATTENTION! Do not pour the paste directly onto the image - as a result it may turn out to be uneven !!!

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8) Using a plastic mounting spatula, quickly paste the paste onto the image so that it covers all the parts with a thick layer. Never use a brush for this! Leave the paste on the glass for 7 minutes. After 7 minutes, use the same paddle to remove the paste from the glass or collect the paste in a jar if you intend to reuse it. Rinse the glass surface thoroughly so that no paste remains on it and on the template.

9) Remove the template under running water, trying to make it so that the water jet falls between the glass and the template. Rinse thoroughly and dry the glass. Now your picture will remain on the glass forever!

USING GLASSMAT LIQUIDS The technology of working with liquids is also simple and does not require large investments, as well as when working with pasta.

Schematically, the process of manufacturing products can be described as follows:
- Take a plastic container, larger in volume than the selected object for processing.
- Place the selected object for processing in an empty container. - - Fill the container with water to the level required for engraving.
- Remove the object from the container and mark the water level on the outside of the container. Pour out the water. Dry the container itself and the object.
- Fill the container with GLASSMAT liquid to the marked level.
- Slowly lower the object into the container; prevent its possible movement in water, for example, by filling it with water. Leave for 15 minutes.
- After the specified time, remove the object from the container.
- Wash the object with soap and water. Dry it.
- Pour the liquid GLASSMAT into its original container, as liquid can be used repeatedly.

The product is ready.