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Buttered Popcorn, and N1 Glitter stars?


skid68

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I just made a small batch of each of these comps, and after reading and reading about making stars. It looks like the standard 75/25 mix of water and alcohol are bad for the dextrin in these comps. What is the best way to make stars with these two comps? I know I'm going to cut them, but not sure what to use for wetting them. Any help?
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75/25 bad for the dextrin? I doubt it. I've always used that (or more like 80/20), and the stars stay strong.
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75/25 bad for the dextrin? I doubt it. I've always used that (or more like 80/20), and the stars stay strong.

 

I had read a few times that the alcohol breaks down the dextrin, and they fall apart.

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Do you have a link? I've never heard about that, and I've never experienced any problems to be honest.
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Do you have a link? I've never heard about that, and I've never experienced any problems to be honest.

 

Heh, no. I've just been reading thread after thread on here. Also read that it can kill the glitter effect. Have you used it on those comps before? How did your glitter turn out?

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Glitter's generally don't like water, so you should use as little as possible. If you look here, you can see that 33% acctually have been recommended, so I wouldn't think that alcohol is a problem.
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I think I've got this right. Use no more of water than the percentage of Charcoal.
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I use 75 water / 25 alc for rolling N1 glitter all the time, just use as little water as possible while rolling. I also dissolve 2% boric acid in my water/alc solution.
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I use 75 water / 25 alc for rolling N1 glitter all the time, just use as little water as possible while rolling. I also dissolve 2% boric acid in my water/alc solution.

 

I'm planning on cutting my first stars, which from what I have read requires more water than rolling. Do you think this will be a problem?

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Also tried both comps in some test gerbs. Using Meal D I can't get a consistent blend of the BP and AL. I screened both comps many times, and even shook up the container before loading the gerb. But as you can see from the videos, it's not very consistent. But I would imagine with the stars this would be less noticable?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLnh_IpYfwg

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Yes, I think it will be less noticeable when you make stars of it. It shouldn't be a problem with cutting them, as long as you make sure that you use as little water as you can.
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I cut glitter stars all the time. It does give a different effect than rolling or pumping, but it's still certainly a glitter. Cut stars are made wetter, but it's more the time that the stars stay wet that is an issue, rather than how wet you get them initially. Dry them in a warm breezy place and you'll have no problems. I don't recall what buttered popcorn or N1 glitter use as a metal, but boric acid does attack magnalium, for what it's worth.
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I cut glitter stars all the time. It does give a different effect than rolling or pumping, but it's still certainly a glitter. Cut stars are made wetter, but it's more the time that the stars stay wet that is an issue, rather than how wet you get them initially. Dry them in a warm breezy place and you'll have no problems. I don't recall what buttered popcorn or N1 glitter use as a metal, but boric acid does attack magnalium, for what it's worth.

 

Sounds good. No magnalium in either, only Aluminum. Thanks everyone!

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