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    Default mixing pitch(es?)

    Just wondering about mixing my Cookson's chasers' pitch with the red stuff from Germany.
    That should be okay, shouldn't it?
    Has anyone ever tried?

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    I presume this is because you are trying to fill a box or bowl for chasing. My suggestion would be to make a base layer with one and cover it with the other, rather than try to mix them. Dennis.

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    I have mixed pitches - but it was so long ago I can't remember what they were other than to say that I started with a really stinky, hard black pitch, wanted something a bit softer and now have a layer of softer, red, nicer to use and less stinky pitch on top!
    Sally

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    If they're both the same basic components - e.g. pine resin based - it should be OK.
    If one is bitumen and the other pine, then no, that's not going to work. I'd not even layer them in that case.

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    Default Hmm...

    Quote Originally Posted by ps_bond View Post
    If they're both the same basic components - e.g. pine resin based - it should be OK.
    If one is bitumen and the other pine, then no, that's not going to work. I'd not even layer them in that case.
    Thanks v much for the replies.
    I have Cookson's chasers' pitch and was thinking about adding the red pine pitch.
    The problem is I've been attempting to chase a cup which meant filling it with what's in the bowl.
    To work from the inside I needed to take this out but at the moment need to reuse it . I just don't have enough.
    Maybe I'll just have to wait until Cookson's get a supply.
    If I ever buy again I won't use this.

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