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  • Polymethylsilsesquioxane

    Posted by Zolveria on February 1, 2020 at 5:44 pm

    Good Afternoon,

    So I am about to melt down my waxes when i look at my formula and it is asking for Polymethylsilsesquioxane I dont have that and at this point will have to wait 4 days for delivery.. can i replace that with nylon or silica or just omit it. it is used at 1 percent


    Graillotion replied 1 year, 2 months ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • niecie2k

    May 5, 2023 at 3:12 pm

    I have replaced PMS with nylon 12 and/or silica microspheres with good results.

  • Graillotion

    May 5, 2023 at 9:10 pm

    With silica…there are sooooooo many variants. But as long as you get one that is round…and micron size is small enough (mainly micron size), you should be in good shape.

    The Thai place even has a polymeth coated in dimethicone…that I like. 🙂

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