What does melted silicone look like?

Modern^Spank^Anthem Modern^Spank^Anthem
does anyone have any pictures of melted / ruined silicone toys? I was thinking about boiling and bleaching multiple silicone toys at the same time because doing one toy at a time is really labor intensive and ends up taking forever. I know that there might be problems with melting and degrading but the toys are very high quality silicone and I feel pretty confident that they won't but if they do have some degrading I'm not sure what it would look like. I'm curious if anyone has pictures of the type of damage to look for when silicone toys touch. If toys have slight melting does that mean it can no longer be completely sterilized
06/19/2012
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ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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Originally posted by Modern^Spank^Anthem
does anyone have any pictures of melted / ruined silicone toys? I was thinking about boiling and bleaching multiple silicone toys at the same time because doing one toy at a time is really labor intensive and ends up taking forever. I know that there ... More
If they are 100% silicone there will be no melting or damage with just boiling or by boiling them together. It takes upwards of 600 deg F to begin to melt silicone, you will have a hard time getting a pot of water to reach that temp. IF you did happen to melt the silicone you would probably not want to use them. Silica would be released which may not be the best for internal use.

What does a silicone toy look like when it does melt? Well, I did melt one, you can see the results here.
06/19/2012
Modern^Spank^Anthem Modern^Spank^Anthem
thanks Tim, I had watched the flame test video a few minutes earlier and wasn't sure if silicone would look different if it came into contact with other silicone vs fire. It's great to know that I can more easily clean them and save time doing it
06/19/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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Originally posted by Modern^Spank^Anthem
thanks Tim, I had watched the flame test video a few minutes earlier and wasn't sure if silicone would look different if it came into contact with other silicone vs fire. It's great to know that I can more easily clean them and save time doing it
You're welcome.
06/19/2012
Peggi Peggi
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Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
If they are 100% silicone there will be no melting or damage with just boiling or by boiling them together. It takes upwards of 600 deg F to begin to melt silicone, you will have a hard time getting a pot of water to reach that temp. IF you did ... More
Your picture gives me a 404 error when I try to view it
06/20/2012
Modern^Spank^Anthem Modern^Spank^Anthem
they videos, try these links

flame test video
video 1
06/20/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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Originally posted by Peggi
Your picture gives me a 404 error when I try to view it
Strange, it takes me to my thread with the video in it.
06/20/2012
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