How to Remove the Chips From Lead Crystal

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How to Remove the Chips From Lead Crystal
Chipped edges on crystal can be smoothed away. (crystal wine flutes image by Warren Millar from

Over time, expensive crystal can get damaged. If you have some chipped pieces, there is a simple way to remove these chips from your crystal and have it looking almost new.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Crystal saver diamond file
  • Silicon carbide wet/dry 600 grit sandpaper
  • Damp cloth

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    Repairing Lead Crystal

  1. 1

    Wipe the surface with a soft cloth to remove any dirt or dust particles.

  2. 2

    Moisten the crystal diamond file and gently file the chipped edges. This tool has a very fine coating of diamonds which makes it strong enough to repair the crystal without damaging the surface. Once the jagged edges are smooth, buff with a clean cloth.

  3. 3

    Another easy way to repair crystal is to use a piece of silicon carbide 600 grit sandpaper. Moisten the sandpaper and gently file the jagged edges. Once the chip is smooth, buff with a clean cloth.

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