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Kiln shelf repair

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Two of my test glazes ran onto a kiln shelf. I swear the glazes ate partially through the shelf. I know I have to grind out all the glaze. This is leaving a gouge in the shelf. Is there something I can use to permanently fill that area before decorating with kiln wash?

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gypsy    0

Two of my test glazes ran onto a kiln shelf. I swear the glazes ate partially through the shelf. I know I have to grind out all the glaze. This is leaving a gouge in the shelf. Is there something I can use to permanently fill that area before decorating with kiln wash?

 

 

You know I have the same problem...pitted kiln shelves...I'm thinking kiln cement might work but am anxious to hear what others think about this too.

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perkolator    54

just wash right over it. if the shelf gets really bad after repeat cleanups, simply buy another shelf and keep the old one as a "waste shelf" that you don't mind messing up. standard kiln shelves are pretty cheap IMO when you compare it to the high-tech ones out now.

 

i always make students test glazes in a pre-fired firing tray or saggar simply to avoid this exact problem.

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Mark C.    1,807

You could also fill it with the special ITC filler and wash over it . This stuff is spendy but works great.

Mark

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