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Viverre
06-07-2010, 02:40 PM
I was hoping someone here could tell me if the sterling silver sheet (specifically 0.50mm) arrives fully annealed or not? I really need to know before I purchase it. Thanks! :D

mizgeorge
06-07-2010, 05:35 PM
It's sold as fully annealed. I still end up doing it again most of the time though :)

Viverre
07-07-2010, 07:55 PM
Thanks, I'll keep that in mind! :)

andrew_berry
07-07-2010, 10:46 PM
Just remember that if you do anneal it again, then protect the surface from firescale, especially if you are annealing it with a torch.

Try using Auflux or an equal mixture of borax powder and borasic powder mixed with meths.

Andrew

Di Sandland
08-07-2010, 09:02 AM
Magic Boric (http://www.cousinsuk.com/catalog/7/0/1141.aspx) (affectionately known to many of us as Magic Boris) is a brilliant solution for avoiding firescale.

Lindyloo
08-07-2010, 08:14 PM
It says that Magic Boris doesn't evaporate, Di. Do you pour it into a dish and keep it there? Does it eventually get dirty?

Emerald
08-07-2010, 08:25 PM
It says that Magic Boris doesn't evaporate, Di. Do you pour it into a dish and keep it there? Does it eventually get dirty?

it Cyrstalizes so you add more water Lindy, it does get dirty i just tend to dip my stuff in more often during heating to build up a coating