Stripping Glass of Colored Film?

Stripping Glass of Colored Film?

Aaron Able
Oct 13, 2009

Q: Hi! I am wondering if anyone can tell me a safe and inexpensive way to strip a lamp like this of the color so that it is just clear glass? I have two — one in green and one in amber. I know the glass isn't colored because parts of the lamp have the color peeling off on the inside, but I have no idea what will take the film off without scraping the glass. Thank you!

Sent by Ashley

Editor: Who has a solution for Ashley? Our own quick search suggests a combination of a sunny day, ammonia, a black trash bag and some scraping — check it out: Removing Tint Film From a Glass Door. (Though this could prove very difficult on the interior of a small lamp). Share your own advice in the comments.

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