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Maineloon

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Question about Fimo Liquid and safety
« on: April 27, 2014, 03:14:45 PM »
Hello everyone,
I'm new to polymer and have a question about baking safety
when using Fimo liquid/gel to make my own doll eyes. The Fimo
says not to bake it over 265 degrees or it can release toxic
fumes. Yet my doll clay said it needs to be baked at 275 degrees.
I would be baking the eyes first, and then insert into unbaked
doll head. Can Fimo liquid once baked as eyes, then be baked at
275 or do I need to keep it at 265 when baking the doll parts?
I made cloth and cloth sculpt dolls for my kids who are now grown
and have grand kids of their own. I love the polymer clay and
what can be done with it. Once the rest of the supplies I need
come in I can get going. For now I practice, practice and practice
with the clay. :)

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Re: Question about Fimo Liquid and safety
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2014, 05:14:20 PM »
I work mainly with Fimo Clay. But I have mixed premo and Fimo so I needed to look on the back of the packs. PC thats general baking tempature that is 230F Cannot exceed 265F and PC that needs to be baked at 275F cannot go under 265F and Cure properly, So what I ended up doing was baking it at the spliting point(265F) and it cured Nicely. I suggest experimenting with baking your doll clay however at 265F and see how hard it is :).
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Re: Question about Fimo Liquid and safety
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2014, 06:54:27 PM »
I have baked Fimo puppen at higher temp andi´m still alive :)

The diffrence is so small it does not matter. , many artist bake at even higher temp than recomendes and it is still fine :)
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Re: Question about Fimo Liquid and safety
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2014, 12:04:24 PM »
I would do a little test piece at the higher temp, just to ease your nerves, before you do the real thing.  But like everyone else, I've baked different clays at slightly higher temps with no problem.  The only time I ever had the toxic fumes was when I stuck my oven on at 180C to start cooking dinner, forgetting that I had left beads in there from earlier.  That is something you'll only ever do once.  :o  Black smoke filled the air very quickly and the smell was just awful!

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Re: Question about Fimo Liquid and safety
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2014, 01:03:07 AM »
But how did they taste?
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Re: Question about Fimo Liquid and safety
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2014, 06:45:29 AM »
My son cranked my oven up to 230c and that smelled too :) Ruined a bracelet i has been i put a lot of effort in. :/
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Re: Question about Fimo Liquid and safety
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2014, 10:05:35 PM »
But how did they taste?

LOL!  We had take out that night and then BBQ's for another few days while I cleaned it a few times just to be on the safe side.  ::)

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Re: Question about Fimo Liquid and safety
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2014, 07:14:29 PM »

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Re: Question about Fimo Liquid and safety
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2014, 01:27:29 PM »
People - in polite society -  we do NOT EAT CLAY OR CLAY RELATED PRODUCTS. We do not want to end up ill and in hospital. We will instead go to the snack cupboard like normal people.

(just a word from the PCF legal dept. there!)

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Re: Question about Fimo Liquid and safety
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2014, 08:48:48 PM »
My brother used to make a point of trying any new cat biscuits that came into the house.

I don't know why this thread made me think of that, but it did and I'm in a sharing mood.

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