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Old 2021-09-30, 10:58am
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Does clear take longer to etch than other colors? Tried to etch a bead done with Effetre Super Clear for 6 min. and nothing. Do I need to etch longer to get the frosted look? Using Etchall.
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Old 2021-09-30, 9:06pm
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Possibly, and different clears also etch differently. I don’t know specifically about 006. Is your etchall still working well on other colors?
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Old 2021-10-01, 7:48am
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Yes.....This is a new bottle of etchall. I'm going to try and etch for 15 min. and see what happens. Thanks for the input!
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Old 2021-10-01, 8:57am
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Old 2021-10-01, 10:28pm
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Any possibility that your finger print oils are "protecting" the surface of the bead from the acid?

You might try wiping it with alcohol before putting the acid on it.
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Old 2021-10-04, 5:17am
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Make sure it is well shaken and/or stirred. I use a chopstick to make sure the gloop at the bottom gets mixed in well.
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Old 2021-10-04, 6:35am
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Any chance at all you have a rod of Zephyr hiding out in your super clear?
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Old 2021-10-04, 9:56am
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I was gonna ask the same, Super clear should etch just fine. It's those other clear varmints that confuse things
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Old 2021-10-04, 2:38pm
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I thought about Zephyr getting mixed into the super clear. Going to try some CIM clear just to be sure. Thanks to everyone for their input. First time it's ever happened.
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After 6 minutes you should see something with superclear, a new bottle will be very well etched and an older bottle will still be etched but not as nicely. Finger prints "oils" will not affect anything. good luck !
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Old 2021-10-11, 7:32am
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Thanks everybody for the responses. Still having issues but will figure it out.
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Old 2021-10-19, 10:24pm
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Hello again, I've just opened a brand new bottle of Etchall, etched a bead for 10 minutes with moretti super clear which should give a beautiful clean etched look, and it doesn't, it's pitted and ugly, something is very wrong with the product it seems. I've been using it for years and it's been great. I'll contact the supplier and see what they say.
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Thanks for posting Magma. I'm having those issues as well. Let me know what the supplier has to say.
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