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sculpey drip tips - make em shine?

Discussion in 'Cosmetic Mods' started by JewelzBagz, Sep 12, 2011.

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  1. Pamdane

    Pamdane Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 10, 2011
    Cleveland area, Ohio
    DecoArt Americana Satins
     
  2. Prettycat191

    Prettycat191 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 1, 2011
    Plano, TX
    Thanks, I'll look into that one :)
     
  3. locke2121

    locke2121 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 6, 2011
    Da South!
    Does this make them safe to vape through? I'm not the alarmist type, but this is PVC plastic...here are a couple of interesting tidbits about it.

    Cool huh? I'm not saying that a lot more research has to be done. But running hot vapor through one of these tips could heat it up enough to release the chemicals that are normally inert at room temps. We're trying to learn new habits to limit our chances of cancer...and we may still be doing it to ourselves. Think I'll stick to my rubber and metal tips for a while longer.
     
  4. Pamdane

    Pamdane Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 10, 2011
    Cleveland area, Ohio
    I'd say it depends on how hot you vape. At 4.2 or below the vape would be about body temperature. PVC does not release any toxins below 300* F.
    Also this(and I use FIMO)
    "According to the information supplied by the manufacturer to the British Polymer Clay Guild, the old Fimo formula did not contain any of the banned phthalates. The existing formula apparently complied with the new laws. They just removed all of them to play safe - presumably, they believe that at some stage the law will change again and they want to be ready."

    So I wouldnt go so far as to say alarmist, but it would have been better to simply ask which type of clay we are using....
     
  5. locke2121

    locke2121 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 6, 2011
    Da South!
    Then again...a tiny metal tube..used as the center of the tip...now that might work lol. It would give them strength..and if any harmful vapors are released..they couldn't go anywhere because they would stay trapped behind the tube in the body of the tip. Could even use an old CE brass tube. You could even use the tube as the skelton of the tip so it would be easier to mold!
     
  6. locke2121

    locke2121 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 6, 2011
    Da South!
    Ah..I keep hearing sculpey clay....looks like I need to go to my local Micheals since hobby lobby doesn't carry FIMO lol.
     
  7. Prettycat191

    Prettycat191 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 1, 2011
    Plano, TX
    My Hobby Lobby has Fimo, but I usually get it at Joann's because they have 50% off sales on it a lot, usually every few weeks.
     
  8. locke2121

    locke2121 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 6, 2011
    Da South!
    Hmmm...I'll look, but I just saw sculpey and its premo version
     
  9. Pamdane

    Pamdane Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 10, 2011
    Cleveland area, Ohio
    I found mine at Pat Catans...
     
  10. locke2121

    locke2121 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 6, 2011
    Da South!
    Found some FIMO at Hobby Lobby!
    DT1.jpg
     
  11. Prettycat191

    Prettycat191 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 1, 2011
    Plano, TX
  12. locke2121

    locke2121 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 6, 2011
    Da South!
    Thanks...I'm going to leave the Matt finish on this one lol. But i'll probably break out the dremel and finish off the next one I make.
     
  13. JewelzBagz

    JewelzBagz Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 1, 2011
    AZ
  14. locke2121

    locke2121 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 6, 2011
    Da South!
    Thanks...but I just swirled some colors together lol. No real plan to it.
     
  15. PurpleDrank

    PurpleDrank Full Member

    Nov 15, 2011
    Tarrytown, New York
    anyone find a easy way to get a o ring on these i have a bunch of small o rings that fit but they are to thick without a notch to sit in
     
  16. locke2121

    locke2121 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 6, 2011
    Da South!
    when I was a kid..I used to have a bunch of tiny files...hobby files I think they were called..and they came in several different shapes...round, flat, triangle...I think you could probably use one of those! Just hold the file against a table and gentle rotate the tip against it till you get a groove.
     
  17. Pamdane

    Pamdane Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 10, 2011
    Cleveland area, Ohio
    A hobby store has hand drills. About half the length of a pencil. Usually in the miniatures area. You put a small drill bit in it. I file the channel by hand. I also make the channel in the clay, but more like a line guide than what needs to be there. See my picks and you can see. Some of those are pics before firing, so they appear lop sided. I sand them down to even them out. I also use the hand drill to make the hole wider. I fire a smaller diameter hole, so the piece is more stable.
     
  18. Prettycat191

    Prettycat191 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 1, 2011
    Plano, TX
    I'm going to try to make one, gonna make and bake it on the wooden skewer, I think that will be the perfect size.

    What I need to know is where to get the o-rings?
     
  19. PurpleDrank

    PurpleDrank Full Member

    Nov 15, 2011
    Tarrytown, New York
    i found some small files used a triangle shaped one on the point worked great 0 ring fit the tip perfect
     
  20. Lethalp

    Lethalp Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 29, 2011
    Indiana
    Danco o rings at the hardware or automotive store # 60 I think, that's what fits 510
     
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