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The metal came selected generally depends upon the size, complexity and weight of the project.As an alternative to came, copper foil may be used, for small, intricate pieces.From the 16th century, cames were produced by extruding lead through a mill.As a sign of authenticity, you may find names of manufacturers or dates impressed into the lead on the flat ‘heart’ between the H-shaped flanges.It may be possible to reduce distortion in situ, but in the severest cases panels will need to be laid flat to be repaired.Installing extra ferramenta can help prevent further buckling.Broken or cracked glass can be replaced on a small scale by bending back the flanges of the cames to insert new pieces, and re-sealing.Sometimes lead or copper strips are used instead, to repair cracked glass in leaded lights.
In comparison to other came metal strips, like brass, copper and zinc, lead is softer and more flexible, making it easier to cut and bend. A downside is that the finished projects may be prone to sagging due to lead's softness.These can be polished out with a soft cloth using a mild rubbing compound such as jeweller’s rouge or, with a little more effort, a metal cleaner (such as Brasso). Deeper scratches (those that catch your fingernail if you run it across the glass) are best left to specialist scratch removal firms.Came glasswork is the process of joining cut pieces of art glass through the use of came strips or foil into picturesque designs in a framework of soldered metal.A form of embellishment and gilding, such as Angel gilding and Eglomise, may be added to finish the piece.Works may need to be reinforced, like large pieces or ones that will be exposed to the outdoor elements.