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  • J.E. Smith
    ... I m going to do a test run on my secondary mirror first. That should give me an idea how stable it is when it dries. Getting it off in one sheet would be
    Message 1 of 18 , Dec 1, 2001
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      At 11:47 PM 11/30/2001 -0800, you wrote:
      >Are you planning on using the cheesecloth method?

      I'm going to do a test run on my secondary mirror first. That should give
      me an idea how stable it is when it dries. Getting it off in one sheet
      would be desirable without having to "dab up" with masking tape.

      Oh, BTW, I heard from Tom Osypowski. He expects my mirror to be done in
      December. With any luck, I'll have it for observing at new moon.


      >And by the way, does it work on hairballs and paw prints?

      Collodian cleans EVERYTHING from optical surfaces... paw prints, tunafish
      residue, diet Pepsi droppings. I do wish Randy would reconsider my offer of
      the Collodian. I'm worry that his mirror will become so dirty that he'll
      never find any of his Hickups and quit the hobby out of sheer frustration.
      That would really be a shame. Of course, if he did quit he may feel
      inclined to pass his 18" on to me. Hummmm..... maybe I need to rethink my
      offer ;)

      Jane



      >-----Original Message-----
      >From: J.E. Smith [mailto:jesmith@...]
      >Sent: Friday, November 30, 2001 11:12 PM
      >To: tac-sac@yahoogroups.com
      >Subject: RE: [tac-sac] Collodion
      >
      >Hi Gregg,
      >
      >I know that Randy and Gary are secretly hoping that I'll mention where I
      >ordered the Collodion so they can run out and buy some too. So I'll
      >just
      >tell everyone so they can save face by not having to ask. I bought it
      >at:
      >http://www.medichest.com
      >
      >Be sure and get the Collodion USP, not the flexible stuff. My order
      >said:
      >
      >Qty Name SKU Price Sub Total
      >------------------------------------------------------------------------
      >1 Collodion Usp 1PT 104943 $24.93 $24.93
      >------------------------------------------------------------------------
      >
      >Good Luck. The manufacturer said not to leave it on for over 2 hours,
      >just
      >until it dries. And since the compound is ether-based it should dry
      >pretty
      >fast if left in a well ventillated area. Once dry it peels off in once
      >piece. If you leave it on too long it could stick in clumps.
      >
      >Most of what I've read about it has been positive although one fellow on
      >the BigDob egroup had a bad experience with it, but I think he said he
      >left
      >it on overnight.
      >
      >Good Luck. I hope Gary and Randy let us know how it works for them too.
      >
      >Jane
      >
      >
      >
      >
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    • Shneor Sherman
      I d like to try it on my secondary... Clear skies, Shneor Sherman ... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ** Shneor
      Message 2 of 18 , Dec 1, 2001
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        I'd like to try it on my secondary...
        Clear skies,
        Shneor Sherman

        On Fri, 30 Nov 2001, Jane E. Smith wrote:

        > At 04:33 PM 11/30/01 -0800, you wrote:
        > >Oh my God! The stuff of legends, the fabled collodion! As ellusive as the
        > >Horsehead Nebula, as rare as red flashlight at a star-b-que! From whence
        > >cometh thou, substance of magic?
        >
        > Hey Gregg, this stuff is supposed to be really great. I ordered it from a
        > place on the web. Are you interested in trying it? I should have plenty
        > left over. Here's the link to an article about it written by The Antique
        > Telescope Society. Don't pay any attention to Randy. I think he's
        > suffering from work-related stress.
        >
        > http://www1.tecs.com/OldScope/atspages/techtips.htm
        >
        > Jane
        >
        >
        >
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      • Shneor Sherman
        ... I thought you were planning to clean your mirror with collodion this weekend? What s Tom doing with your mirror?? Clears, Shneor ...
        Message 3 of 18 , Dec 1, 2001
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          On Sat, 1 Dec 2001, J.E. Smith wrote:

          > At 11:47 PM 11/30/2001 -0800, you wrote:
          > >Are you planning on using the cheesecloth method?
          >
          > I'm going to do a test run on my secondary mirror first. That should give
          > me an idea how stable it is when it dries. Getting it off in one sheet
          > would be desirable without having to "dab up" with masking tape.
          >
          > Oh, BTW, I heard from Tom Osypowski. He expects my mirror to be done in
          > December. With any luck, I'll have it for observing at new moon.

          I thought you were planning to clean your mirror with collodion this
          weekend? What's Tom doing with your mirror??
          Clears,
          Shneor
          >
          >
          > >And by the way, does it work on hairballs and paw prints?
          >
          > Collodian cleans EVERYTHING from optical surfaces... paw prints, tunafish
          > residue, diet Pepsi droppings. I do wish Randy would reconsider my offer of
          > the Collodian. I'm worry that his mirror will become so dirty that he'll
          > never find any of his Hickups and quit the hobby out of sheer frustration.
          > That would really be a shame. Of course, if he did quit he may feel
          > inclined to pass his 18" on to me. Hummmm..... maybe I need to rethink my
          > offer ;)
          >
          > Jane
          >
          >
          >
          > >-----Original Message-----
          > >From: J.E. Smith [mailto:jesmith@...]
          > >Sent: Friday, November 30, 2001 11:12 PM
          > >To: tac-sac@yahoogroups.com
          > >Subject: RE: [tac-sac] Collodion
          > >
          > >Hi Gregg,
          > >
          > >I know that Randy and Gary are secretly hoping that I'll mention where I
          > >ordered the Collodion so they can run out and buy some too. So I'll
          > >just
          > >tell everyone so they can save face by not having to ask. I bought it
          > >at:
          > >http://www.medichest.com
          > >
          > >Be sure and get the Collodion USP, not the flexible stuff. My order
          > >said:
          > >
          > >Qty Name SKU Price Sub Total
          > >------------------------------------------------------------------------
          > >1 Collodion Usp 1PT 104943 $24.93 $24.93
          > >------------------------------------------------------------------------
          > >
          > >Good Luck. The manufacturer said not to leave it on for over 2 hours,
          > >just
          > >until it dries. And since the compound is ether-based it should dry
          > >pretty
          > >fast if left in a well ventillated area. Once dry it peels off in once
          > >piece. If you leave it on too long it could stick in clumps.
          > >
          > >Most of what I've read about it has been positive although one fellow on
          > >the BigDob egroup had a bad experience with it, but I think he said he
          > >left
          > >it on overnight.
          > >
          > >Good Luck. I hope Gary and Randy let us know how it works for them too.
          > >
          > >Jane
          > >
          > >
          > >
          > >
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          > >
          > >
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        • Gary Manning
          ... Wow! Tom Makes mirrors now? Thanks, --Gary __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Buy the perfect holiday gifts at Yahoo!
          Message 4 of 18 , Dec 1, 2001
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            --- "J.E. Smith" <jesmith@...> wrote:
            > At 11:47 PM 11/30/2001 -0800, you wrote:
            > >Are you planning on using the cheesecloth method?
            >
            > I'm going to do a test run on my secondary mirror
            > first. That should give
            > me an idea how stable it is when it dries. Getting
            > it off in one sheet
            > would be desirable without having to "dab up" with
            > masking tape.
            >
            > Oh, BTW, I heard from Tom Osypowski. He expects my
            > mirror to be done in
            > December. With any luck, I'll have it for observing
            > at new moon.

            Wow! Tom Makes mirrors now?

            Thanks,

            --Gary


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          • J.E. Smith
            ... Ah now, that would be my platform, not my mirror. I guess I had mirrors on the mind with all the talk of Collodian and such. I see we have someone else
            Message 5 of 18 , Dec 1, 2001
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              At 04:24 PM 12/1/2001 -0800, you wrote:
              >> Oh, BTW, I heard from Tom Osypowski. He expects my
              >> mirror to be done in
              >> December. With any luck, I'll have it for observing
              >> at new moon.
              >
              >Wow! Tom Makes mirrors now?

              Ah now, that would be my platform, not my mirror. I guess I had mirrors on
              the mind with all the talk of Collodian and such.

              I see we have someone else interested in trying the Collodian. Sure
              Shneor, I'll let you know when my shipment arrives and you can try some on
              your secondary.

              Jane




              >Thanks,
              >
              >--Gary
              >
              >
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            • Shneor Sherman
              Thanks, Jane. I have wondered about using this for some time. I did see conflicting reports, but as you noted, some left it on for a long time. Clear skies,
              Message 6 of 18 , Dec 2, 2001
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                Thanks, Jane. I have wondered about using this for some time. I did see
                conflicting reports, but as you noted, some left it on for a long time.
                Clear skies,
                Shneor

                On Sat, 1 Dec 2001, J.E. Smith wrote:

                > At 04:24 PM 12/1/2001 -0800, you wrote:
                > >> Oh, BTW, I heard from Tom Osypowski. He expects my
                > >> mirror to be done in
                > >> December. With any luck, I'll have it for observing
                > >> at new moon.
                > >
                > >Wow! Tom Makes mirrors now?
                >
                > Ah now, that would be my platform, not my mirror. I guess I had mirrors on
                > the mind with all the talk of Collodian and such.
                >
                > I see we have someone else interested in trying the Collodian. Sure
                > Shneor, I'll let you know when my shipment arrives and you can try some on
                > your secondary.
                >
                > Jane
                >
                >
                >
                >
                > >Thanks,
                > >
                > >--Gary
                > >
                > >
                > >__________________________________________________
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                > >Buy the perfect holiday gifts at Yahoo! Shopping.
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