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Old 10-11-2015, 06:38 AM   #1
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Glass liquid measuring cup

I have a glass measuring cup that I'd like to re etch. The lines are becoming very difficult to read. I'm guilty of putting this glass in the dishwasher every time I use it. I am hoping to find something equivalent to a salt water etching that can be done on metal. Does anyone know any tricks to re etch the measuring marks on the outside of the glass measuring cup? I'm really tempted to take the cutting disc on my Dremel and try to work in some new lines.

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Old 10-11-2015, 06:55 AM   #2
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I have a glass measuring cup that I'd like to re etch. The lines are becoming very difficult to read. I'm guilty of putting this glass in the dishwasher every time I use it. I am hoping to find something equivalent to a salt water etching that can be done on metal. Does anyone know any tricks to re etch the measuring marks on the outside of the glass measuring cup? I'm really tempted to take the cutting disc on my Dremel and try to work in some new lines.
Think of how much you earn on an hourly basis. Now guestimate how many hours you will spend doing this, then go buy a new one!
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Old 10-11-2015, 09:57 AM   #3
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I recently noticed one of my 2-cup measuring cups was getting harder to read because the painted markers were fading. I bought new one for not a lot of money.

Unless your measuring cup has some special value to you, it's not worth the effort.
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Old 10-11-2015, 11:28 AM   #4
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I agree with the others. It is not worth the time to etch. Go buy a new one. And wash it by hand.
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Old 10-11-2015, 11:44 AM   #5
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I agree with others, look for a new one.

I would also try touching up the original markings with a permanent marker. It won't last forever but it will be a cheap quick temporary fix.
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Old 10-11-2015, 01:03 PM   #6
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I agree about getting a new one, but if you're anything like my husband, he loves any opportunity to get out his Dremel motor tool. He loves that thing, so go for it.
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Old 10-11-2015, 03:43 PM   #7
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Glass liquid measuring cup

Gotta love the Dremel. I'd get a new measuring cup, and then play around with the old one. Not sure I'd use the cutting wheel, I would use the finer etching bit. It will take a steady hand, or a masking tape guide. Wear your safety glasses.
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Old 10-11-2015, 03:46 PM   #8
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You could just paint over the existing marks.
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Old 10-11-2015, 03:59 PM   #9
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Nail polish might be a good paint.
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Old 10-11-2015, 04:37 PM   #10
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I'm no help as far as re-etching or re-painting, but just wanted to mention I'm using the same Pyrex measuring cups that I've had for decades and the measuring lines still look like new. They've seen the inside of a dishwasher countless times. I have a 4-cup, two 2-cups, and 2 one-cups.

I would go ahead and buy new, unless this particular measuring glass is of sentimental value to you. I can certainly understand that, I've got lots of kitchen tools that have that value for me that I'll never part with.
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