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Glass Trimmings

My fiance has gotten a piece of glass for his 40B and he would like to know what can he use that is safe to trim the glass with to prevent him from getting cut? Thanks in advance!
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You mean a glass cutter? Wear gloves, the cotton or leather kind.
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lol...NO....it is cut already..sorry.....he is looking for what is safe to permanently trim the glass with to PREVENT getting cut in the future while handling it?
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Oh, you mean sanding it with aluminum oxide sandpaper, the wet-dry kind. It should be sanded while wet to prevent him from inhaling the dust which will cut up his lungs worse than a pack-a-day smoker.
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You can use sandpaper to slightly knock off the sharp edge or a diamond file that is used for hard material such as glass or tile.

Use either of these wet to reduce the chance of inhaling the dust.

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she might mean like a rubber trim on the edge of the glass
like to cover the edge completely, idk though
good option if you have no tools or anything
or just dont want to sand it
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she might mean like a rubber trim on the edge of the glass
like to cover the edge completely, idk though
good option if you have no tools or anything
or just dont want to sand it
Exactly...lol...thank you for wording it better...this is what I mean...rubber, plastic, etc... whatever is safe
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door edge moulding/trim for autos might work.
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Also, does anyone know the NAME of the strip that connects the 2 pieces of glass on versa-top glass tops? my fiance need one of those OR any simple decent way to connect the 2 pieces and be able to open the smaller piece...hope i explained it correctly..
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There is a name for it. Perhaps simply 'Hinge for glass top'.
Lets see... 10 seconds of Googling comes up with...
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...m?pcatid=13819
It is sold in 6' lengths.
Make sure you know how thick the glass it, the hinges are sold in different sizes to suit thinner or thicker glass.

To not get cut on the edge:
Temporarily you can tape the edge with painters masking tape or other materials.
Permanently I would sand as described above.
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So the word "trim" was the confounding factor. You didn't mean cut, you meant something that went around the glass edge. Confusing.
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My fiance has gotten a piece of glass for his 40B and he would like to know what can he use that is safe to trim the glass with to prevent him from getting cut? Thanks in advance!
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So the word "trim" was the confounding factor. You didn't mean cut, you meant something that went around the glass edge. Confusing.
As my OP stated.......I never said he wants to cut the glass....the phrase I said was "...what can he use to TRIM the glass with to PREVENT him from getting CUT?" I don't know how it was confusing because it is referred to as TRIM/MING around the glass (such as PVC trimming) that I have found now.....I meant no harm. Sorry, but I do realize what I said originally is correct HOWEVER I can only explain it the way I know how and i cannot control the READER's understanding but I did try to explain.....I know I wasn't wayyyy off someone did know EXACTLY what i meant...
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Trim does mean cut! LOL. I assumed that he wanted to cut it without hurting himself which is why I suggested wearing gloves. Then I thought maybe you meant that trim means to clean the edges which is why I suggested aluminum oxide sandpaper. Then it turns out the edges just needed to covered in something.

Someone knew what you meant after we eliminated all the obvious possibilities.
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Trim does mean cut! LOL. I assumed that he wanted to cut it without hurting himself which is why I suggested wearing gloves. Then I thought maybe you meant that trim means to clean the edges which is why I suggested aluminum oxide sandpaper. Then it turns out the edges just needed to covered in something.

Someone knew what you meant after we eliminated all the obvious possibilities.
Okay this can be ended, thank you for all your input.......no more needed...great day Solcielo Lawrencia! Anything after this post is unnecessary and I did state I FOUND WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR!

When i used the term "trim" this is what i meant and apparently HD does to......no one is perfect http://www.homedepot.com/p/Fasade-4-...6-00/203232465

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