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Old 2013-10-25, 8:07am
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Hey,

I did a vortex marble with jet black as the lower half and then applied slime green dots for the back side surface treatment. I noticed, and have noticed before, it is extremely difficult to smooth out opaque colors on the surface of a marble. I use infinite rim marble molds.

Is there a special trick to get the reflexion of the lights to not warp over opaque/clear and opaque/opaque intersections?

I tried to add a skin of clear but that kind of distorted the dot pattern.

Thanks in advance,

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Old 2013-10-25, 8:19pm
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Hi Dave, Not that your question won't get answered here, but ya might want to put your question in the Marble section of the forum as well.

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Old 2013-10-25, 8:50pm
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Doesnt sound like you are completely melting in the color. Also the finishing last step should be a thourough fire polish in the torch. Hoe big a marble are you making and what are your torch and oxygen setups?
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The marble in question was close to 2 inches. I am using a Carisle Hellcat but have noticed the tendency of opaques to behave differently than clear on the surface of smaller marbles also.
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most opaques and cad colors are stiff as shit. you really just need more heat and more patience.
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