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#1 klachner

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 06:58 AM

Hello,

 

recently i made some sodium nitrate containing stars, and they need unbelievable long to dry. I have a wooden cabinet in my garden for garden tools, and if the sun shines on it it gets up to 80 °C (~ 175 °F) in it. Is this too hot for drying stars? Whats the max temperature you could recommend for drying stars?

 

 



#2 NeighborJ

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 07:12 AM

Drying temperature is different for each application. The garden shed would be great for charcoal and Phenolic bound stars but terrible for metal containing stars such as glitters and strobes.

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Posted 08 July 2017 - 02:40 AM

No experience except with some tiger tails.

 

I read than drying too aggressively will cause the exterior to dry but the interior to remain wet, making the drying process longer and more difficult.



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Posted 08 July 2017 - 03:27 AM

I never dry stars in excess of 100F. I use a dry box with small Peltier Junction dehumidifiers inside, and it will dry out rolled sodium nitrate stars in 12 hours or less.

 

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