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Post by P D RU » Wed, 18 Aug 1999 04:00:00



A while ago we talked about glazes that turned out to be sticky and how to fix
them. Someone suggested reheating the piece.

I have searched Deja News  for this post for about an hour and can't find it.
I tried: tacky, sticky, glaze, glazes, reheat, reheating, re-heat, etc.

Does anyone remember this post?

My question is: at what temperature to reheat it? How long?
and what do you rest the piece on while reheating it?

Dianne    >^..^<
Jacksonville, FL
http://members.aol.com/pdruss/index.html

Last night I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and I thought to
myself, "Where the heck is the ceiling?!"

 
 
 

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Post by DABla » Wed, 18 Aug 1999 04:00:00


Quote:
>I have searched Deja News  for this post for about an hour and can't find it.
>I tried: tacky, sticky, glaze, glazes, reheat, reheating, re-heat, etc.
>Does anyone remember this post?
>My question is: at what temperature to reheat it? How long?
>and what do you rest the piece on while reheating it?

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Hi Dianne,

Here are at least a few bits from the Sealers-file I posted awhile back that
may help a little.  

(I don't understand why you couldn't find anything in DejaNews --guess it's now
called deja.com-- unless it's that you are using the "regular" mode (Simple
Search), instead of the "Power Search" mode--(the regular mode searches only
posts up to a few weeks old; the Power Search mode goes all the way back to
1995 if you don't specify any particular time); to get to Power Search
mode--the only one I ever use--go to:

                          http://www.FoundCollection.com/

or click on the itty-bitty "Power Search" link near the Find button on the top
of the main page.

Diane B.
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The Fimo *Waterbased* Varnish can be baked....in fact, on the bottle it even
suggests baking the varnished piece at "100 degrees C" (that's 212 degrees
F....) for about 10 minutes to make the varnish more 'resistant to
humidity'......

Several times I have received items in swaps that were finished with some
substance (I never asked what) that was sticky and didn't dry with several
weeks' waiting.  I rebaked them, they dried out fine, and have never been
sticky since (more than 6 months later).  LynnDel
        I sprayed them with goodness-knows-what and was heartbroken when I found them
sticky after several days.  I did the rebake in a slow oven for a long period
of time.  To my surprise, I had the same results you had.  A nice diamond hard
finish.  BUT, later, when I used another finish that didn't work,  the beads
only got sticker with this method.. . . .  Like you said, you had nothing to
loose.  It may not always work, but if you save one batch of your hard work,
it's worth it.

I had one disastrous experience with sticky beads that  rebaking wouldn't
cure-- so I soaked them in  nail polish remover, wiping them down with old
socks-- the ***all came off and I was able to  buff them.  I've avoided
glazes  most oof the time since then. Jeannine

I have baked pieces with Future applied and if anything it came out smoother
and shinier than it was when it went in the oven. I noticed no odd smells or
anything out of the ordinary about the clay or the oven or the atmosphere in my
house. . . . And it didn't seem to run at all. The parts I wanted plain stayed
plain and the shiny parts stayed shiny.
       Z Kripke, a great poly-clay artist, often  coats her cane slices and
pieces with the Flecto Varithane when unbaked,  and lets them sit until she
needs to use them.  (she turns out tons of beautiful ethnic style necklaces for
museums)  Then, she just pops them  into the oven and bakes.  No problem at
all.  The sitting doesn't seem to  hurt or affect the piece.

 
 
 

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Post by P D RU » Thu, 19 Aug 1999 04:00:00


thanks, i'm printing it out this time.

Dianne
Dianne    >^..^<
Jacksonville, FL
http://members.aol.com/pdruss/index.html

Last night I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and I thought to
myself, "Where the heck is the ceiling?!"

 
 
 

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Post by DABla » Thu, 19 Aug 1999 04:00:00


Oops, forgot this one, re Future:

Diane B.
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-when you rebake, how long and at what temperature do you do it?
Two thin coats. Sometimes it gets rebaked for the full time and temperature
because I have added clay but if you just want to set the finish,five to ten
min. at 200 degrees.