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Old 2015-10-22, 7:14am
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Default Bead release for borosilicate?

What's the best bead release for borosilicate these days?
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Old 2015-10-22, 8:59am
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I'm partial to Fusion. It seems to get along with the climate here for everything. Clean up is hella easy too, most times I just run the mandrel through (underwater of course) and it's clean. Chad making beads? What?!?
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Old 2015-10-22, 9:01am
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Yeah. My wife is getting back into making jewelry and finally setting up her web site and Etsy shop and she wants some beads to make it with.
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Old 2015-10-22, 9:08am
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Nice! I wish her well. (and you should make her clean the beads lol)
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Old 2015-10-25, 12:31am
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I'm a newbie when it comes to boro, but i've been using Foster Fire for boro. So far so good.
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Old 2015-10-25, 6:57pm
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Fusion!
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Old 2015-10-26, 9:49am
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Ditto on the Fusion
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Old 2015-10-26, 11:20am
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foster fire smooth and tuff....or if i plan on making a huge bead i use heavy duty, but i like the consistency of the s&t.
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Old 2015-10-26, 1:38pm
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I have to know now, is this regular Fusion everyone is talking about, or is there a special kind for boro?
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Old 2015-10-27, 6:52pm
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I only know of one kind of Fusion. Here's what it looks like:
http://www.abrimagery.com/store/prod...se-32oz-p-4638
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Old 2015-10-27, 9:47pm
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Old 2015-10-27, 10:24pm
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I have always used "Sludge" from Arrow Springs. I also like their mandrels too, they hold up longer than others I have used.
Lewis Wilson uses it too, it holds up to lots of heat.
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Fusion for sure!
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Fusion works best for us with boro, been using it for over 10 years with no complaints.
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I have always used "Sludge" from Arrow Springs. I also like their mandrels too, they hold up longer than others I have used.
Lewis Wilson uses it too, it holds up to lots of heat.
have used this for years, but it is now no longer made as far as i can tell. just ordered some foster fire to see how it is.
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And that reminds me that I did a little play with my boro shorts, trying to figure it out a bit. When I took them off the mandrels I tossed them in my water bowl to soak until I cleaned them the next day, and there was nothing to clean! Is this normal? My 104 stuff still had the release in them.
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