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What is your favorite bead release?
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Foster Fire smooth and tuff - holds well, doesn't break unless I forget to preheat the mandrel, and ..... I can actually get the blimmin beads off it once they are annealed. I was using Fireline Pink Slipper - hopeless stuff. Wouldn't let go of the beads. The only thing I did like about it was that it changed colour from pink to white when it was heated in the flame.
Posted at 3:12 am Apr 29, 2012 EDT
I found Sludge Plus about ten years ago, and have never found anything else that is so versatile. I don't think Mike carries it at Frantz anymore, but you can still get it from Craig at Arrowsprings. I've alway preferred it because you can control the thickness on the mandrel easily and avoid having to double dip for larger coverage!
Posted at 1:17 pm Apr 30, 2012 EDT
I use a blend of Foster Fire and Fusion. I read on the glass forums that combining these two seems to give the best results and so far I have to agree.
I've never heard anything good about Pink Slipper. I've never even seen it but I sure won't be trying it!
Posted at 9:00 am May 2, 2012 EDT