Aniani Pilikia: Glass Trouble in Paradise
With a view of white sandy beaches and the pristine Pacific Ocean, the last thing the owner of a $12 million dollar Hawaiian vacation home wants is damaged glass. Especially when that view is being enjoyed from the focal point of the home’s interior: a custom stair system and walkway that features glass panels set into hand-carved mahogany channels.
Unfortunately, the glass had become scratched sometime after installation and replacing it would have destroyed the custom mahogany, costing the homeowner thousands. Using the Gforce™ Glass Scratch Removal Kit, the GlasWeld consulting team was able to work around the structure to repair the glass and save this home’s interior focal point.
“Because of the way the home’s stair and walkway system were constructed, removing the glass would have been next-to-impossible,” said Brad Plumb, Contracting Services Manager for GlasWeld. “Using the Gforce Kit, we were able to work around the existing structure and repair the hundreds of scratches in this important part of the home.”R.S. Weir General Contracting, the construction company for the home, initially contacted GlasWeld about purchasing the Gforce Scratch Removal Kit for its own use. After consulting remotely with GlasWeld’s contracting team, the company decided to bring in two of GlasWeld’s glass restoration experts to complete the job. While there, the team also polished damage from a custom shower door in the home’s master bath.
Plumb continued, “The flexibility and portability of the Gforce served us well at this job site. We were able to polish scratches up close to the edge of the glass, and repair other damaged glass while we were on site. The project manager for the home estimated a huge savings for their clients by restoring the glass in the home.”
These homeowners can now enjoy a clear view of their own little piece of paradise. Mahalo, GlasWeld!