Waterford Crystal Repair chipped punch bowlAugust 29th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Chipped Glass Repair, Waterford Crystal Repair
A common problem with punch bowl is the ladle hits the inside rim and chips it. I was sent two of the same pattern Waterford Crystal Punch bowls one can from Chicago and the other came from New York. They both had chips on the rim. I polish out the chips and put a little larger bevel on the inside rim this will help prevent new chipping.
I have repaired many punch bowls made by many different manufactures . Waterford bowls have nice thick glass on the top and can be repaired .
Crystal punch bowl do not like hot water I have had to repair many bowl because of washing with hot water. If the bowl has cold punch in it you should pout it out and let the bowl warn up to room temp before washing. Use warn water not hot. Hot water can crack the glass.
After smoothing out the chip I polish the area with pumic. The final polish is with cerium oxide.
All Ready for the punch and a new plastic ladle.