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Foster Fire Smooth & Tuff Mandrel Releaser, 18 fl. oz

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SKU: B66


FosterFire Smooth & Tuff Bead Release, 18 oz. Use bead release to release your bead from your mandrel. Smooth & Tuff is extra strong with considerable holding power while very smooth for near-invisible bead holes. It was designed for use in brass presses and is recommended by Zoozii's. It also works great for borosilicate. Please mix or shake well before each use. Consistancey should be like tomato sauce from a can. If it ever looks rough, patchy or forms a ridge when dipping then add water and mix well.

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Best release I've found

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I've been doing lampworking for about 2 years, a relative newbie, I have tried several bead releases and ended up always trying to beat the bead off the mandrel. I had tried the tricks of soaking the bead overnight, tapping the mandrel on a cement surface etc., but always ended up struggling to get them off. Once I tried foster fire smooth and tuff, I'll never use another. The beads slide off right in your hand. Give them a little wiggle and they're off. I can't say enough about this product ending my frustration, I love it!

Fosters Crack n Peel


Fosters crack and peel is more like it,definitely not borosilicate grade,had to mix it with super sludge blue and let the mandrels dry for days to work most of the time. I am under the impression there is no easy boro dip out there,had our best luck blending odd brands. Sorry fosters $40 is a lot to gamble.