I don't know about plasticizing, but you can try coating it with
ProtectaClear from http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/1lm
Thank you for the web site for metal/jewelry coating (and polisher I
expect). It sounds like the supplier expects this to prevent any
oxidation in stone and metal. Also it would be good for preventing
scratches, eg on a nice Al kitchenware serving tray I have. I can see
why Al was once more highly prized than gold - or so I have read. I
may also try it on a pure silver bar. Plastics in the kitchen are
sometimes porous so I thought the oxidation might proceed right
through the coating.
The other day I was in "Martha's Store" (Home Depot) looking at
beautiful stone countertops. The gloss is highly variable and I could
not tell if they were plasticized. Does anyone have an opinion?
I do not have the means to test all "dimension stones" as they call
them in BC laws for final appearance after polishing. But I use three
cheap and easy tests now: plasticizing, linseed oil, and plain old
water. Does anyone else have another quick and easy test?
Also does anyone use a robotic arm or any kind of "robojeweller" to
polish stone and metal?
PS - Speaking of oxidation, remember the BBC video on an Englishman
named "Jem" who made diamonds with a 1500 degree (F I guess)
acetyline torch? Now what was that wise Olde English saying about not
being able to polish poop? Maybe he started out with C from dinodirt
paleosoil. He got lots of sparkle which is as good as polish. Charles
is already thinking of the huge export market for dinodirt - could be
the biggest thing for the Oz economy since Argyle. Dinodirt is
Would that not have been an anoxic part of the flame (oxygen would
just produce CO2)? And what is the guess about the composition of the
heat-resistant plate under the diamonds?
What's in a name? The only all-electric car I ever drove was built
15 years ago by a Vancouver mechanic named "Axel". I correspond on a
BC mining list with a diamond driller named "Rod".