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ChristianProgrammer

Rabshakeah Oudh
Happy Monday all,

Quick question, is there a "shelf life" (usage limit) for mica sheets?

The ones that actually come in contact with the wood.
Not the others that house the heating element itself. ( at least not a concern at the moment [lol] )

In my formulaic process of trying to find the proper heat for my various samples, I'm starting to wonder if a fresh
mica sheet makes any difference versus a very used one.

Thank you
 

DubOudh

Aster Oudh
Happy Monday all,

Quick question, is there a "shelf life" (usage limit) for mica sheets?

The ones that actually come in contact with the wood.
Not the others that house the heating element itself. ( at least not a concern at the moment [lol] )

In my formulaic process of trying to find the proper heat for my various samples, I'm starting to wonder if a fresh
mica sheet makes any difference versus a very used one.

Thank you
I use them sparingly and have experienced no adverse effect in doing so The wood I burn is still as detectable as day one use.
 
Happy Monday all,

Quick question, is there a "shelf life" (usage limit) for mica sheets?

The ones that actually come in contact with the wood.
Not the others that house the heating element itself. ( at least not a concern at the moment [lol] )

In my formulaic process of trying to find the proper heat for my various samples, I'm starting to wonder if a fresh
mica sheet makes any difference versus a very used one.

Thank you
I use these:
then I dispose of them when there’s resin, so the burnt resin won’t interfere with the next session.

I tried wiping them clean with alcohol, then rinsed them in water, but once moisture gets in between the layers, they snap-crackle-pop as the moisture turns to steam, causing slivers to fly all over the place. I guess if I dried them thoroughly then the popping won’t happen. But I’ll never know, I’ve got a bunch of them, so I can just dispose of them each time.

If I need thicker pieces, I use these:
 

ChristianProgrammer

Rabshakeah Oudh
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