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How do you model broken tempered glass, which shatters into thousands of little pieces? With pretzel salt!

Next time you finish a bag of pretzels, save the loose salt at the bottom of the bag. Kosher salt right out of the box would work, too, but I prefer to use pretzel salt.

I seal the salt before use by spraying Krylon clear onto a piece of plastic, then sprinkling the salt onto the wet Krylon. Then I spray on more clear to seal the "top" of each grain on the plastic. When that dries, scrap off the "sealed" grains with a putty knife.

To apply the shattered "glass," spray the surface to be covered (dashboard, rear deck, etc.) with Testor's Dullcote and sprinkle on the salt. The Dullcote will hold the grains in place.

If required, another top coat of Dullcote can be applied to really make sure the salt stays in place.

- Howard Hazelton

Ken: We've seen Howard's results up-close and in-person, and this technique truly does produce realistic results. Thanks for sharing, Howard.


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