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    I'm building an atty for myself. There is this one part that I want to use silicone, but I'm not too sure because it is in close proximity with the coil. I wonder if it can take the heat? I mean, it's 1 or 2mm from the coil.

    But I remember in the vivi nova, there is a silicone piece that fits over the atty head and that's very close to the heating coil as well...

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    I am sure it depends on what the "silicone" piece is made of. I have baking mats that are intended to be used in an oven up to 400F and I know there are pot holders. Most "silicone" stuff withstands heat better than most "rubber".

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    From Wikipedia:
    Silicon is a solid at room temperature, with relatively high melting and boiling points of 1414 and 3265 C, respectively. It has a greater density in a liquid state than a solid state. It does not contract when it freezes like most substances, but expands, similar to how ice is less dense than water. With a relatively high thermal conductivity of 149 Wm−1K−1, silicon conducts heat well and as a result is not often used to insulate hot objects.
    It will withstand the heat, but it will also transfer it...


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    the above post is actually regarding silicon witch does have quite different properties.
    From Silicone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Silicone is used as an insulator in heat-resistant potholders and similar items; however, it is more conductive of heat than similar less dense fiber-based products. Silicone oven mitts are able to withstand temperatures up to 260 C (500 F), allowing reaching into boiling water.
    I i think all food safe types of silicone would be suitable for your mod at least i have never had a problem with mine (from amazon)