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Dichro Slide

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Pat K.
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Dichro Slide

Postby Pat K. » Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:12 pm

Is dichro slide supposed to go under clear glass or fire hot? I put some on some rather bland pendants - on top. I only took it to fire polish - 1350. It looked funny to me as I was carefull applying it; it seemed some had come off the edges. I rubbed the top of one of the pieces and it came off on my hand. It didn't come with any directions; I did a search on here with no results. Anyone have any clues - I'd be grateful. Thanks.

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Re: Dichro Slide

Postby Kevin Midgley » Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:34 pm

you get what you pay for.

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Re: Dichro Slide

Postby Lynn g » Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:11 pm

I checked the Glasshopper website (www.glasshopperpatterns.com). Their dichro slide instructions say it works well uncapped, and they recommend using your "usual fusing" schedule. I suspect it needs to be fired up into the fusing range rather than just a firepolish.
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Re: Dichro Slide

Postby Pat K. » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:33 am

Thanks Lynn - I appreciate your helpfulness. Patty
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Re: Dichro Slide

Postby dawnsud » Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:36 am

Most of the manufacturers have very helpful tech support people. If you don't know the manufacturer, call your supplier and find out.
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Re: Dichro Slide

Postby Brad Walker » Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:55 pm

Lynn's right. If you want to use it uncapped, you'll need to fire high enough to get the slide to melt a bit into the piece. A full fuse works best.

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Re: Dichro Slide

Postby Raphael Schnepf » Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:38 pm

My wife Margaret uses Dichroslide a lot and prefers the look under a thin layer of clear. She has sandwiched it between several layers. Just like dichro glass the look is different (brighter) under clear glass.

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Re: Dichro Slide

Postby Raphael Schnepf » Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:42 pm

you get what you pay for.


By the way Kevin this stuff's not cheap. It has its uses and works in ways the would be impossible for dichro glass.

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