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Old 02-23-2010, 05:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I have been using PR to cast pen blanks, and I'm really tired of the smell. Does anyone know if you can use the luster pigments with alumilite?

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Yep . Almost anything that works with PR will work with Alumilite .
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Yep . Almost anything that works with PR will work with Alumilite .
Except anyting that contains any amount of water.
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Curtis,
I was thinking about the dry luster pigments I have from Douglas and Sturgis, the powder ones.
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Except anyting that contains any amount of water.
That's why I said "Almost anything" . I have used Rit dye with PR with some success but I know it won't work with Alumilite because it's water based .


Padre , ALL DRY pigments that work for PR will work with Alumilite including the ones you have .
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It will work as long as you keep it dry. If you have a humid shop and leave the package open, it will pick up moisture and can cause problems.
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