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Post#21 » Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:58 pm

Ive used ml solar cell guard without issue for over a year

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Post#22 » Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:28 pm

Quote from behold3d on October 30, 2014, 20:58
Ive used ml solar cell guard without issue for over a year

Which one?
can you share anything you do to mitigate clouding?
I'm so far behind I think I'm First !!

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Post#23 » Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:43 pm

which one? I am not sure what your asking. it just says ml solar cell guard on it.

I have a fan on projector (sort of) but when it gets cloudy (and it does) i just replace it. I get a month of prints out of it pretty much.I print at least three times a week.

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Post#24 » Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:58 pm

sorry the way I read it you were using ml solar cell guard without issue for a year and thought you hadn't replaced it or it didn't get cloudy in a year. LOL
and I they it was a typo meaning MY instead of ml, not being familiar with solar cell guard. Thinking you were referring to slygaurd as solar PDMS which is what Slyguard 184 is. My bad.
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Post#25 » Fri Oct 31, 2014 2:15 am

behold3d, Ok so do you think it is 100% replacement for original Sylgard 182?
Could you compare number of prints printed till clouding to sylgard or not?
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Post#26 » Fri Oct 31, 2014 2:39 am

Honestly i had about 4 unsuccessful prints before the ml solar silicone. My very first vat was this replacement. I have no complaints. I replace it every month. No problem with resin releasing. I've been happy

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Post#27 » Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:13 pm

Ok, now I'm sure I should try it too :)
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Post#28 » Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:37 am

Great, I hope it works as well for you!

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Post#29 » Wed Nov 05, 2014 6:35 am

Quote from Arno-Millenaar on October 28, 2014, 17:59
@Centaur

Can you share what 'alternative' you are using for the Sylgard and what the results are so far. Especially the resistance against 'fogging' is interesting to know. (I know this subject should be in a different thread)

QSIL216. It doesn't seem to be much, if any, better than Sylgard when it comes to fogging, but it's a lot easier to get hold of in the UK. It takes much longer to cure at room temperature, but cures pretty quickly when heated.

QSIL12 would be better, but only has a 6 month shelf life and will cure cloudy after that time, which is no use for us.

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