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blindnoob

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Hi all got another one for ya.
I have been trolling alot of forums and came across people washing, or rinsing, or steel wool, using soaps, and on and on about mandrels?
Is it something that has to be done, if so when or how often? What do you use and how or what is a recommended way?
All I have done to this point is after I remove the bead i put the mandrel back into the water for a few minutes usually until i remove all the beads.
I then take a large broken bead put on the mandrel and slide it back and forth where the release goes and it scratches and removes anything there.
Put in for another rinse to see if it is clean then either dry it off or repeat.
This is all i have ever done and so far so good
Thanks again!!!


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Well, in all honesty, I make sure the release is off and let it dry.  I take steel wool to them maybe once every three months or so, it just depends on how bad they are getting lol.

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Well...  Extreme care is not really an issue..... All the soap and water and steel wool and cleaning  is mostly for initial use to get oils from manufacturing process off mandrels so bead release will stick....

Once mandrel is used, simply wiping it down a bit with something like  maybe a scotch bright pad (something slightly aggressive) to remove old bead release residue is all thats really necessary....

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Thanks Sonja and Dale
That explains why it took a while before the release would stop flaking out when i hit it with some heat. I was going overboard on the cleaning so now im just gonna get the release off give them a wipe down and I should be good. Will be nice and give me more torch and less prep time now


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