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Old 2012-09-13, 7:52pm
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Hello everyone,
I am having trouble making sugar beads. They turn out scummy and dirty looking. Does anybody have some tips or tricks on how to get your sugar beads clean and nice?
Any information about this issue will be very much appreciated.
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Rosa G.
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Old 2012-09-13, 8:17pm
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Well, what kind of torch are you using? Is it a hot head or a surface mix torch? What kind/color of glass? How clean is your propane, are you close to the bottom of the bottle?
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Old 2012-09-13, 8:47pm
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Hello Sonja, thank you for your replay. I am using Messy Color Cranberry Pink and Glass Diversion 96 clear frit size#1.
My torch is GTT Lynx on tanked propane and tanked oxygen.
How clean is my propane? I do not know how to find out about that.
I always try to set up my flame at neutral.
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Old 2012-09-14, 2:54am
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Try opening up your oxy just a bit more. Usually scummy and dirty is an indicator of not enough oxy.
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