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Start foiling on a clean (free of debris such as grinder dust, and oil from
cutter) and dry piece of glass.  If the glass has curves, begin the foil on the
outside curve.  If there are no curves, begin any place.  Bring the foil
around so it overlaps the starting point. Try to keep the foil evenly spread
on either side of the edge, bringing it to the beginning and overlapping the
foil evenly. 

You can trim off any uneven exposed overlap with a sharp craft knife. Be
careful not to scratch the glass, which can happen if your blade is dull, or you apply too much pressure.

Keep your hands dry and clean while foiling, as oil or moisture on your hands will prevent the foil from sticking firmly to the glass.

When you are ready to foil your glass, check for any pen lines along the edges of the glass pieces that will be visible under the foil. If there are any, go over the glass pieces with a bit of steel wool to remove the lines. This is especially important with transparent glass where the marks might be seen through the glass.

 

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