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greghumphrey 2017-09-07 6:12pm

New formulation of Effetre Super Clear
 
Has anyone tried the N]new formulation of Effetre Super Clear? If so does it resist boiling and scumming?

Thanks

KJohn 2017-09-07 8:15pm

I have some on the way, I am curious as well!

EmeryLawson 2017-09-08 8:09am

No, but it will be on my next glass order. Curious to see what everyone thinks.

dusty 2017-09-08 10:51am

What I've used doesn't have many bubbles at all. It's still just as scummy, though, and I think I've noticed that it has the same tendency for scum to come back even after skinning if it's hit with the wrong flame.

notrhydon 2017-09-08 11:30am

Dusty, sounds like it doesn't seem to outperform zephyr then right? I just ordered some zephyr to test out and when I heard about this I was kicking myself because it isn't cheap!

della 2017-09-08 8:12pm

notrhydon, you did the right thing imo. I NEVER used ANY clear better than Zephyr. I love it so... You do know you can often get seconds from the DH website? I have never had an issue with seconds.

dusty 2017-09-09 3:52am

Quote:

Originally Posted by notrhydon (Post 4952993)
Dusty, sounds like it doesn't seem to outperform zephyr then right? I just ordered some zephyr to test out and when I heard about this I was kicking myself because it isn't cheap!

I prefer Zephyr and Aether. I've only used about half a pound of the new Effetre, and clears can vary wildly from pound to pound, but what I've tried is actually about as bubble-free as Zephyr, and probably more optically pure (less cords in it - probably not a concern for most beads, but it shows up in marbles). Using it costs a lot of time removing scum and stuff, though, and the scum can ruin a piece.

notrhydon 2017-09-09 6:06am

Good to know all that! Thanks Dusty!

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notrhydon 2017-09-13 4:57am

Quote:

Originally Posted by notrhydon (Post 4953119)
Good to know all that! Thanks Dusty!

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Good call. The zephyr actually paid off. It's frustrating to make an implosion marble for an hour then not be able to see in it.

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greghumphrey 2017-09-14 5:57pm

I should get my order next Wednesday. I can compare it against Uroburos and Cim clear. Hope it doesn't boil as easy or I have found the internal core for a my more expensive color beads :)

KJohn 2017-09-15 4:08am

So far, it is working well for me. I am using the thicker rods right now which tend to be more clear in any case, but I don't have many complaints so far. I did notice some scratches at the ends of the thicker rods, they could be removed easily. The regular size 5-6mm looks ok. The others are 8-9mm.


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