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So, I heard a lot of people say that pure (or, .999 pure silver) does a great and clean job when it comes to cleaning WC loops. But in Germany I couldn't find anyone that sells silver coils, only in granules.



Would it be ok to put this in a loop? I'm a bit concerned about the flow, specially if it goes in the blocks.
Oh, and how many grams do I need?
     
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Not 100% sure, but couldn't you just drop these in a res in some sort of mesh plastic bag?
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no jewelry store?
    
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Pop it in a muslim square you will pick them up at the local supermarket , Vut also mayhem dose a silver coil that is over here in the UK and most places will ship

http://www.wcdyes.com/Shop/additives...99-silver.html
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Originally Posted by X3NIA View Post
Not 100% sure, but couldn't you just drop these in a res in some sort of mesh plastic bag?
NICE! I'll keep it in mind.

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Originally Posted by Kick View Post
no jewelry store?
Went to a couple of jewelries, one didn't sell silver by gram and one did but was like "lol u must get at least 50 grams or stuff liek dat"

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Pop it in a muslim square you will pick them up at the local supermarket , Vut also mayhem dose a silver coil that is over here in the UK and most places will ship

http://www.wcdyes.com/Shop/additives...99-silver.html
Lol what's a muslim square?
As for the website, I'll keep also this one in mind. But I guess I'll pay a lot of shipping costs.
     
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post #6 of 20
A muslin Square is generally used for cooking to strain out flavours

http://www.google.co.uk/products?q=m...l=en&scoring=p
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LOL I read muslim square. Ok now I understand. Yes it's a good idea
     
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post #8 of 20
If you have a propane torch you could probably find a way to melt the granules into a solid piece. Of course, what you melt it in will determine the shape.

I don't know too much about metal molding, perhaps someone else here knows better. (or if it's even a good idea).

i was thinking a clay mold? or perhaps a cast iron skillet with the granule inside and heating it with a torch from the other side? I suppose even if its a funny shape, you could probably hammer it out to be more manageable.
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post #9 of 20
I wouldn't bother trying to reshape silver granules. There are quite a few stores on ebay that sell and ship cheap .999 silver wire worldwide.
http://cgi.ebay.com/999-FINE-SILVER-...item4aa6951af2

http://cgi.ebay.com/99-999-5N-0-6mm-...item4152afc6ea

I added a band of wire to my res, and it has kept my loop prestine for the last 8 months.

Edited by Interpolation - 12/21/10 at 4:56pm
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post #10 of 20
Stores tend to sell silver as chains (necklaces) or rings but it can be tough to get pure silver. If your in a jewel shop ask. The bag idea is good, but don't use cheep plastic mesh, it will break down in water. Depending on their size, flow rate and diameter of your tubes just dropping them in your res should work fine.

Or go to a coin store and pick up an old silver $ for as cheep as you can. I know in Canada any older than 1964 are good to kill
 
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