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Is it just on the glass, or on the frame, too? How about dripping wax from a votive candle onto a scrap of museum glass and letting it dry, then trying? It might just chip right off with a little bit of help. Or maybe getting that spot cold would help? Is it a lot of wax, or just a dab?
There is a product called "Adhesive Release", which is the same as "Bestine" which might release and dissolve and clean the wax off of the glass.Just got a call from a customer who somehow got candle wax on his Museum Glass and wants advice on cleaning it. . . Any advice on cleaning, other than "replace the glass?"
Whenever I cut Museum glass or Conservation Clear glass, and I do this every day, I always try to cut off the side that has the lettering.Along those same lines...
On new pieces of museum glass (at least on the Tru-Vue we use), there's a stamp along the edge that tells which side is supposed to be toward the artwork. Once that stamp area has been cut / used, how does one know which side is which?
Yes, as DSR7 mentioned, a little scratch on the edge will tell you which side has the UV coating and should be facing the artwork.When the stamped text area is not present, the simplest way to determine which side faces the artwork is to take a fine, sharp object (such as the tip of a razer knife) and lightly scrape it against the glass near an outer edge. If it glides harmlessly, that's the front. If it starts to scratch, then you have found the side that faces the artwork.