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Dosage, Mixture and Setting
Proper setting of crystals
After mixing the two components together, the crystals can be set. To prepare Chatons for the positioning process, a Chaton Sieve can be helpful. Take the black sieve (for size PP 0 – PP 1, art. 9030/003), the gray sieve (for size PP 2 – PP 20, art. 9030/001) or the blue sieve (for size PP 21 – SS 34, art. 9030/002) according to the Chatons’ size. Place some Chatons onto the sieve. By slightly shaking the tool and wiping over the crystals with glove-covered fingers, the majority of Chatons automatically get turned into the suitable position for gluing (table pointing upwards).
As a next step the Chatons can easily be picked up from the sieve using a tool like the wax stick, tweezers or a vacuum pick-up system. The use of a silicone wax stick is not recommended as this can impair the adhesion and the brilliance of the crystals. Apply the Chatons to the desired position and press down gently.
We recommend a maximum working time of three hours at a temperature of 23 °C/73.4 °F to set the Swarovski products. It is not possible to set crystals at room temperature after a period of three hours because the required level of adhesion can no longer be achieved.
Please take care that the pavilion of the crystal is surrounded by Ceralun right up to the level of the stone’s girdle. It is not necessary to leave any particular space between the crystals when setting them.