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Firescoff developed large white crystals


#1

Hello Ganoksin,

To any who may know; a quick question about the Firescoff. Mine has
developed large white crystals in the bottom of the bottle which
makes spraying it on impossible, as it was always clogging up the
sprayer tube. Can I add some water to it without hurting it? I moved
to applying it with a small paint brush, but of course the bristles
eventually get burned up from the metal being too hot when I apply
it.

So I went to a new tactic, just to give it a try and have been using
the Firescoff mixed with my Handiflux for a few weeks now. I mixed
it in a film container, maybe about 50/50, to a slurry kind of the
consistency of thin gravy. I have been getting really good results.
It makes the Firescoff go much further and still does all the
wonderful things it did when it was watery, which is to prevent
fire-scale by giving a nice glassy coat over the piece. So far it
has been working out really well.


#2
So I went to a new tactic, just to give it a try and have been
using the Firescoff mixed with my Handiflux for a few weeks now 

This is very interesting. Early in the Firescoff saga, I spoke to
someone in the company who said that their dispenser bottle is a
kind of closed system. Opening the bottle had a significant
detrimental effect on the product, but I don’t recall the specifics.

Like others I have heard here, my bottle sits on a shelf unused. I
just don’t like sprays much. But if it really did work as a combo
with paste flux that could be brushed on, I’d love to try it. I’ll
be interested in other feedback on the chemistry on this.

Allan
silvermason.com