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Old 10-11-2015, 05:38 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, 05:55 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, 08:57 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, 10:28 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, 10:44 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, 12:03 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, 02:43 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, 02:46 PM   #8
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You could just paint over the existing marks.
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Old 10-11-2015, 02:59 PM   #9
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Nail polish might be a good paint.
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Old 10-11-2015, 03:37 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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Mine are all at least 20 years old. Don't know what I would do without my 4 cup measures! I use them to mix stuff, as well as to store things like sauces in the fridge. None of mine have faded either, and all three go in the dishwasher.
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Old 10-11-2015, 07:14 PM   #12
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Glass -
2 - 8 cup (1 with cover)
2 - 4 cup (1 with cover)
1 - 2 cup
1 - 1 cup

I also have assorted plastic
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Actually, my 2 cup and 1 cup go back to wedding shower stuff.. That was back in the day when a young bride had never left home, and needed everything to outfit a kitchen. Things like that were really appreciated. Geeze, I even remember who gave them to me, wrapped in two pretty hand embroiderd white flour sack tea towels.
I've never had a 4 cup..I should get one.
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I love all three of my 4 cuppers. I have one cover, and it looks like a snaggle toothed rat grazed on it. Otherwise, plastic wrap works just fine.
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I love the 4 cup Pyrex too, and use it a lot. It's big enough that I can use the wire whisk in it for salad dressings etc. without splattering, and the pour spout is a plus. Multi-tasker. Come to think of it, I wouldn't mind having an extra as well.
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My previous post about how ancient my measuring cups are, reminded me of when my 4 yr old asked if I had ever seen a dinosaur in person.
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I've seen plenty of iguanas. Does that count, Kay?
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My previous post about how ancient my measuring cups are, reminded me of when my 4 yr old asked if I had ever seen a dinosaur in person.
Wow, Kayelle, have you seen one? That would be soooo cool!
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Since we're just months apart in age Andy, we used to hide from them, or did you forget?
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Okay, one of you owes me a new monitor...
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