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SilkeMat
Rigidizer
™
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR SilkeMat™ RIGIDIZER

 

1. Shake thoroughly before applying, as the solution settles. May also be water-diluted to desired consistency of medium to heavy cream.

2. Application: brush or dip SilkeMat™ both sides. It is not necessary to completely soak throughf or a firm mold.

3. Position on a non-porous mold or form as desired, or hand-manipulated into shape.

4. For slumping molds, you may saturate only one side of the mold and leave the interior soft for a gentle texture on the glass. No separator is needed.

                      Gloves are recommended while working with wet rigidizer.

3. Recommended: Allow to air dry.  Or, set the mold into a warm kiln at about 200-250F to gently dry. Make sure the form you are using can withstand that temperature without warping or melting.  NOTE: REMOVE FROM MODEL BEFORE FIRING.

Keep  fiber  or as undisturbed as possible to avoid warping when drying.

4. When sufficiently dry to handle easily, cure in a VENTED kiln at (AFAP) to 1450 for 20-30 minutes to fully cure.

Some odor may be evident, but is not harmful. SilkeMat™  will now be in rigid form and ready to use.

5. Kiln wash or a high-temp boron nitride coating may be applied as a separator, and dried again as directed by the manufacturer. However, for most molds this is an unnecessary step.

7. When dried, SilkeMat™ may be sanded for some smoothness, but a facemask is highly recommended to eliminate inhalation of dry silica particles.

8. Holes and/or slots may be drilled or cut into the dry rigid SilkeMat™ form for pot melts. Again, a good dust mask or respirator is recommended.

9. Rigid molds may be used several times with care. A small amount of fiber may stick to the glass after each firing, but is usually easily removed with a stiff brush.

9. Store at room temperature.

10. This product is non-flammable and non-hazardous in liquid form.

 

 

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