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Quartz Maintenance - Devitrification Prevention

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     Over the past several years, the market has had a change of opinion on proper nail use and care. In the beginning it was believed that nails had to be "seasoned" or that a "season layer" had to be developed before a nail could be used optimally. Depending on who you talked to, the purpose and method of the "season layer" or "seasoning" varied. This is a far cry from the methods and techniques employed today which focus on keeping the surface of the material looking as close to "brand new" as possible as a clean surface is not only...

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QX2S - FAQ

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1. What is the QX2S?The QX2S is the second quartz/titanium hybrid nail from Highly Educated.  2. What is the purpose of the titanium shield?The shield serves three purposes. The first, it helps increase the heat transfer surrounding the quartz. Titanium has a comparatively high thermal conductivity to quartz. When quartz is used with electronic nails there is a substantial temperature difference between the quartz floor and the quartz walls due to quartz's low thermal conductivity. By surrounding the quartz with a material that has a high thermal conductivity, we can help transfer some of that heat energy to the surrounding walls. The...

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Custom Anodization FAQ

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1. What is titanium anodizing? Anodizing titanium is a process that adjusts the level of the oxide layer on the metals surface. This adjustment causes light to refract and changes the spectrum of light, resulting in perceived color. By precisely controlling the surface oxide level, an entire range of colors can be produced. Anodizing titanium is not a color coating, nor does it use dyes. The oxide layer on titanium grows naturally at room temperature.  Anodizing causes this oxide layer to grow further than it would naturally, producing thicker layers of oxide. As the layer thickens, it begins to interrupt the light...

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Titanium Maintenance - Oxidation & Carbon Build Up Prevention

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With quartz we have discussed devitrification, what it is, and how to prevent it. Now with titanium we will discuss oxidation, what it is, and how to prevent it.    So, what is oxidation? At the most basic level, oxidation is the loss of one or more electrons from one atom to another. When an atom is oxidized it's properties change. So when a material is oxidized, it's properties also change. Think of iron, for example, when it undergoes oxidation (rust) it is transformed because it has lost electrons. Unoxidized iron is a strong, structurally sound metal while oxidized iron...

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