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Old 2015-02-19, 6:00pm
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Default Silica powder? Can the industrial type be used with 104?

Just wondering if this is the same or similar to the mica powder? This stuff I am speaking of is for anti-slip applications and comes in a 50 lb bag. Have the chance to get it for free, so can anyone share if this is a good idea or not, please?
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Old 2015-02-19, 8:32pm
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Most pure silica has a COE of about 5 to 8 that's a long way from 104
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Old 2015-02-19, 8:51pm
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Oooh... and that is why I had to ask someone! Thanks HyperT!
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Old 2015-02-23, 4:24am
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Aye, silica is sand and mica is a form of quartz I think. Might be two entirely different birds me thinks.

ETA ; Research tells me that they are different forms of the same thing at the basic chemical level pretty much and are the primary ingredient in glass. I can only think of using either as a dusting on the surface like sugar beads but my thinker is due for a hundred thousand mile over haul and I have forgotten the place where I last got it done.

Of course living in Canada I would think having 50 pounds of silica would be very handy for all the ice that hits your world up there.

You might be able to get away with just a dusting on the surface kind of like sugar beads but fifty pounds would take a very long time to use up that way.
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Old 2015-02-23, 9:48am
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I just googled silica sand and hit the Home Depot site which indicates that it is quartz sand. Not sure how that info helps the OP.
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Old 2015-02-24, 1:17am
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I just googled silica sand and hit the Home Depot site which indicates that it is quartz sand. Not sure how that info helps the OP.

Helps me though because I did not know that or at least I have forgotten.
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