THIS IS A PURE QUARTZ STICK FOR STIRRING MOLTEN METALS WITH MELTING POINTS BELLOW 2912 F (1600 C). THIS STICK HAS 6″(150 MM) IN LENGTH AND 1/6″(4 MM) IN DIAMETER. WIDELY USED WITH MOLTEN METAL’S CLEANING (REFINING) POWDER. OTHER DIAMETERS AND SIZES ARE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.
Useful tips for beginners:
To clean molten metal from any impurities:
– dissolve this powder in hot 194 F – 203 F (90 C-95 C) tap water in proportion: 500 gr per 1 litre;
– deep quartz stick into solution for 2-3 seconds;
– then using your stick, carefully stir molten metal in the crucible until all non-metal impurities such dirt, dust and grease will “glue” around your stick.
– to clean your stick dip it into the solution once again and repeat whole process if necessary.