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Posted in response to Re: Re: heat treaments for color changing from Shannon on June 08, 2007 at 18:17:04:

Re: Re: Re: heat treaments for color changing

Not quite sure Shannon. All I know is it really helps to put the luster on the Tiger Eye. It was recommended to put it in the final polish for tumblers. Caution should be taken if trying to polish stones with surface inclusions. The vinegar may eat away the surface inclusions leaving pitting. I personally suggest using this on material that appears to be solid. I used it on my laguna agate tumbles and had really good success (absolute mirror finish), but on some of the pieces there were surface inclusions of other softer material and the vinegar ate the inclusions away. As for the Tiger Eye if you want that professional finish use 1 tblsp. per pint of water. It worked for me and I make no claims as to your success.

From Ward to Shannon - June 08, 2007 at 20:13:56

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