Probably the most annoying of all damage to glass is Weld or Grind Spatter. Not only because it takes twice as long to repair as any other form of scratch or mineral damage, but because there is no reason for it to happen in the first place. If contractors were grinding or welding close to a wooden floor, they would take measures to protect it, so why not glass.
When using a grinder on metal, sparks fly off the metal with considerable force. These sparks contain tiny particles of metal that have been removed from the object being worked on. It is very hot (that's why it is red and yellow in colour) and hits the glass a speed.
Because of the heat and force, the metal particles can embed themselves into the glass, sometimes upto 0.7 / 0.8 mm deep. In glass terms, that is very deep.
Weld Spatter is a little different, although the effect is pretty much the same. The weld slag (gas or mig) is much hotter than grind spatter and although it does not hit the glass with the same force as grind spatter, it burns itself into the glass, again to about the same depth as grind spatter.
Grind spatter is by far the more common of the two. Due to the time it takes to remove from glass, repairing either weld or grind spatter really only becomes cost effective for for large externally glazed or bespoke units.
Note: Although we have every confidence in our DIY products - PLEASE call us before you attempt to repair any form of spatter damage using a DIY kit. Spatter removal can be a real ball-ache if you approach it the wrong way.
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