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Old 2012-12-28, 11:04am
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I haven't posted in a long time, and it's been many years since I had my torch going. I want to get back into lampworking, and I'm salivating over all the new colors.

I always had troubles getting AP to strike, and I keep reading about getting it/ and or other colrs to a "white hot" state.

Can someone please describe what a white hot state looks like, so I might have a better understanding?

I basically gave up on lampworking because I could never get my colors to pop!

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Old 2012-12-29, 9:12am
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So hot it looks like an incandescent light that is lit (while wearing your boro glasses).

My torch is off site or I would try to get you a pix.

You can also toss any that you didn't get the color you wanted back into the kiln and ramp up to say 1165 and hold it for a while (1 to 3 hours) and try to restrike in the kiln.
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Old 2012-12-29, 9:31am
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Sorry but i thought the name was self explanatory,then again thats just me
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Old 2012-12-29, 9:43am
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Yup, the glow, goes from red to orange to yellow to white. Actually more of a pale yellow than white. At the point where AP and DAP start to go "white" they also go completely clear, providing none of the haze has been worked into the gather.
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Old 2012-12-29, 10:08am
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I always considered it "that point just before I boil the snot out of it"

A lot of strikers will turn clear though, that's your sweet spot.
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Old 2012-12-29, 11:06am
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I always considered it "that point just before I boil the snot out of it"
Yup ... exactly!!
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Old 2012-12-29, 12:02pm
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You working off a concentrator? You may not have the ability to get boro to that temp.
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Old 2012-12-29, 1:34pm
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It's right below boiling. That's where the glass gets unstruck and also fully unhazed.
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Sorry but i thought the name was self explanatory,then again thats just me

QFT if you've gotten it hot enough you know what "white hot" is.
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