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    Default Import Lake Green Striking Red ??

    I have been using imported boro lake green rod for a while but recently got a new batch. Was making some things the other night and noticed it was turning a dull reddish color in some areas and other areas were staying the blue green color it should be. After annealing , the entire piece was like a solid rusty red color. I have never seen it do that before. Am I doing something wrong?

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    Default Re: Import Lake Green Striking Red ??

    Its likely too much propane in the flame you are using. Try turning your oxy up.
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    Default Re: Import Lake Green Striking Red ??

    It's copper coming out from reduction. Might be you, might be the batch.

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    I was thinking it may have been my flame at first but another oddity is that part of the piece was clear green like it is supposed to be until I put in the kiln and after annealing it turned rusty red as well. I'm going to do some further testing with it but am thinking it may be the batch since I have never run into this issue before using that particular color.

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    Default Re: Import Lake Green Striking Red ??

    Sounds cool wish I had some

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    Default Re: Import Lake Green Striking Red ??

    Quote Originally Posted by Foxy999 View Post
    Sounds cool wish I had some
    uhhh, no thanks. I'm sure a creative person would make good use of it(not me) but personally the greens that reduce to a red tone is awfully ugly....
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    your linework is naive maybe try some fuming?
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    Default Re: Import Lake Green Striking Red ??

    Sounds like an extra coppery batch or something if its a marked difference from before.
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