How do you make a waterpipe with metallic gold coating? What is the coating?

Home Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Glass Information How do you make a waterpipe with metallic gold coating? What is the coating?

One can use gold to fume it onto the glass.   To get the gold and make it stick to the glass, the blower must first fume it with silver.   The silver has better adhesion to the glass.

Some glass has gold foil applied to the glass.  This is not borosilicate glass, as boro needs to get too hot and the gold will burn off.

Learn about fuming here in our terms, or learn here about why a pipe changes color.