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FlashGP

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Stabilising / filling with sodium silicate
« on: March 15, 2018, 08:38:22 AM »
I have heard you can stabilise Aust turquoise with sodium silicate.  I was wondering if sodium silicate could be used to fill or harden soft patches in bolder opal to improve the shine on the polish of the matrix.

Has anyong had experience with sodium silicate
Yours Sincerely
Flash (Gordon)

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Re: Stabilising / filling with sodium silicate
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2020, 11:34:05 PM »
try star bond thin you can find it on the net

FlashGP

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Re: Stabilising / filling with sodium silicate
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2020, 08:33:53 AM »
Thanks Agatehead,

I didnt realise the material superglue is made from would act as a filler and set in air.
Yours Sincerely
Flash (Gordon)

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