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RocksSilver

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Schmutz
« on: March 07, 2019, 08:13:18 am »
Hi guys, So I poured my first silver.. That was an experience. First couple of times after watching numerous videos saw that you had to pour it kinda quick I tried that and splashed it over the mold and stone. Doh.. Slowed my roll and then it would cool half way through.. I finally got into a rhythm but I always seem to get schmutz on the pour. I tried borax, I used silver rounds and even a graphite rod to try and pull it out but woomph there it is every time. I hesitate to grind it off as it marks the finish.. I tried buffing it out and got a rouged finger out if it that looks like a nicotine stain on my fingertips. :) So how do you keep that from happening? I'll be getting 50oz of silver today or tomorrow and plan at trying my hand with delft clay. We'll see how that goes!

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Re: Schmutz
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2019, 04:55:31 pm »
Hi Rockssilver, congrats on your first pour!! That "schmutz" is normal. You can get it off by just soaking them in vinegar until they dissolve. Keep at it buddy, can't wait to see some pictures! Take care, Sagan.
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Re: Schmutz
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2019, 04:59:10 am »
No kidding? Just soak it in vinegar? I was told to use a wire brush on it but that scratches the hell out of it. Thank you so much!

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Re: Schmutz
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2019, 10:33:12 am »
Thanks so much msagan75, it worked! I'm actually shocked and was thinking you were punking the new guy. I can be pretty gullible sometimes but you were right on. It took off the crap and while it left it rough under the impurities,  I can I assume that it might buff out.

I want to also thank The Bear for chatting with me yesterday about pouring, he was kind as could be and I thank him. 

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Re: Schmutz
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2019, 05:53:35 pm »
Awesome man, I wouldn't punk you, I'm always glad to help if I'm able. I'm still learning myself. Bear is a huge wealth of knowledge and always happy to share also. If you need anymore help don't be afraid to ask. Happy pouring g my friend! 👍👊
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Re: Schmutz
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2019, 08:05:52 am »
Bear has been awesome!