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degussa red stains

updated fri 14 mar 03


Don & June MacDonald on thu 13 mar 03

I have not used Degussa red stains, but had occasion to research other
brands of red stains recently. I would not use any cadmium stain, even
though they are supposed to be encapsulated, it is possible for the
zircon cover to be damaged, think of all those little particles rolling
around, banging into each other, allowing release of the cadmium. Look
up the MSDS for Cadmium (I used Google), read it, and decide for
yourself if you want to take the risk.

June from B.C.