Sunday, May 1, 2011

Turn Frosted Glass Visible with Scotch Tape

Ever wished you could see through frosted glass? It's easier than you might think, and all it takes is a bit of scotch tape.

Just place a bit of transparent scotch tape to the frosted side of the glass pane, and you'll be able to see the other side in much clearer detail.

(I have to confess I found this by accident when I was 8 or 9 years old, when playing with scoth tapes at my dad's office... and I too was amazed by that finding. :)

Why does this happen? Frosted glass is made by making on side of the glass pane "rough" and uneven in order to scatter light; with the scotch tape you even out the irregularities, allowing light to pass in a more direct way, and providing a clearer view.

That's the secret that allows using scotch tape to make frosted glass visible again.

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