Silicone under environmental influences

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  1. Lars Keymaster Staff Member

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    Great new topic, let's continue from here
    Personally I have no idea. :)
     
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    :top: (thanks Lars,yes it is a very interesting topic)
    Thanks Steve for your input and to add it in :)
    Yeah,I guess you're right...the silicone must have been designed to take a beating or two...
     
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    There was a very detailed, and for once, adult discussion about this in the CM section over at SF about a year ago. If I remember rightly, someone "in the business" chipped in with some very useful information on the properties, and longevity of this particular application of silicone.
    Though the accuracy was never really verified.
    I think the title of the thread was something along the lines of "CM silicone heads, these have been out ofr over a year how are they holding up?".
    If I remember rightly the thread got locked when a troll turned up.
     
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    phil the sixth wrote 8 minutes earlier »
    :top: (thanks Lars,yes it is a very interesting topic)
    Thanks Steve for your input and to add it in :)
    Yeah,I guess you're right...the silicone must have been designed to take a beating or two...

    Yeah for sure Phil.
    I have been to Belgium on six occasions, and I never found the temperature or weather that different to England. Indoors, with doors and windows shut - I wouldn't have thought you had anythig to worry about.
    What is it about your room that means you can't maintain a constant temp?
     
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    jet_force_juno wrote 5 minutes earlier
     
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    phil the sixth wrote 2 minutes earlier »
    jet_force_juno wrote 5 minutes earlier
     
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    That's a good solution if you're living in an appartment as you said,Steve but in a three floors house I think putting a little seperate heater with thermostat in wintertime would be more feasible...I don't see myself turning off & on most of the radiators each & every day...I'm too lazy for that,lol!
     
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    jet_force_juno wrote 2 hours earlier »
    There was a very detailed, and for once, adult discussion about this in the CM section over at SF about a year ago. If I remember rightly, someone "in the business" chipped in with some very useful information on the properties, and longevity of this particular application of silicone.
    Though the accuracy was never really verified.
    I think the title of the thread was something along the lines of "CM silicone heads, these have been out ofr over a year how are they holding up?".
    If I remember rightly the thread got locked when a troll turned up.

    U r right jet, from what I can remember they said that the silicon under the right circumstances can last a lifetime
     
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    Phil, is this discussion sort of answering your questions, or do you still want me to ask George?
     
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    jet_force_juno wrote 4 hours earlier »
    Phil, is this discussion sort of answering your questions

    :yes:
     
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    jet_force_juno wrote 4 hours earlier »
    ... do you still want me to ask George?

    :no:
     
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    I was in my collection room yesterday at just about sundown and from what i am noticing through my blinds the sun peeks through just for about a half an hour on some of my CM, mostly pred and indy, but I know heat is not a big factor for these pieces I am just worried about sunlight, fading paint or dulling the silicon
     
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    Hmm, if they are horizontal blinds could you face them the other way to deflect the sun?
    For sure the UV in the sun will fade the paint quite quickly if they are sitting in a window all day in harms way - but half an hour in the evening...? Hmmm, I am not so sure of how 'bad' that really is.
    Anyone else chime in here?
     
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    I wouldn't trust the caribbean sun.
     
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    jet_force_juno wrote 47 minutes earlier »
    Hmm, if they are horizontal blinds could you face them the other way to deflect the sun?
    For sure the UV in the sun will fade the paint quite quickly if they are sitting in a window all day in harms way - but half an hour in the evening...? Hmmm, I am not so sure of how 'bad' that really is.
    Anyone else chime in here?

    Not horizontal, they fully cover the window, but sun peeps in from the side vertically
     
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    Lars wrote 33 minutes earlier »
    I wouldn't trust the caribbean sun.

    Its freakin brutal during the summer
     
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    Enzucho wrote 54 minutes earlier »
    Not horizontal, they fully cover the window, but sun peeps in from the side vertically

    Yes I suppose thie is unavoidable... you always tend to get a gap at the sides even if the blinds are made to measure. Hmmm... in my old place I had blinds and curtains.. that could work.
     
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    Lars wrote 1 hour earlier »
    I wouldn't trust the caribbean sun.

    I spent 17 days baking under it in July 2007 so I'd have to agree with Lars there. Here's me, very hot on a Dominican beach.
    [​IMG]
    Note the fact that I clearly don't work out as much as Mirak.
     
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    On first view I thought it was Mirak without beard! :D
    Steve,you seem kinda lonely there all by yourself...
     
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    phil the sixth wrote 7 minutes earlier »
    On first view I thought it was Mirak without beard! :D
    Steve,you seem kinda lonly there all by yourself...

    I've no idea where everyone else was. Maybe it was shot in the morning when most normal people are in bed. Or perhaps they were in the sea.
    Anyway, the peace and quiet helped me focus on the job in hand: "having a great time..." :roll:
     
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