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Thread: insulbrite- which is the shiny side??

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    insulbrite- which is the shiny side??

    I can't tell which is the shiny side of the insulbrite...both sides look shiny. I am wondering how it is wrapped around the bolt...if the shiny side is on the outside of the wrap or on the inside of the wrap. You know like fabric has the good side out. If I knew this, then I could differentiate. Anybody know?

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    You asked what I have been wondering too. Will wait to see answer.

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    I need to know too. IF they look the same perhaps either side, hope someone shows up that knows
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    just bought some for a project. Now I'm wondering as well!

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    Just finished two projects with insubrite and never did figure that one out. Guess we're in good company.

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    Ya'll got me worried, does it matter which side you use?
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    Well I bought some but haven't used it yet. We're all reading this because we need to know if there is a difference. Hope someone who knows takes pity on us and shows up to tell us! :-)

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    I sure hope not---I have made many a potholder with it and never paid attention which was "shinny". Never had any problem with it.

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    One side has more silver and should be facing the heat source to reflect it back. Another way is too look at a cut edge -- the silver is closer to one side and the other side has more regular type fleece.

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    pretty much you should NOT be seeing the shiney side...BUT if you look at the cut edge, you can see in the layering process where the mylar is. THe side where the mylar is closest is the side you want to the heat source!

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    You must have a different one over there. Here it is noticibly different one side shiny the other like batting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denise S View Post
    I can't tell which is the shiny side of the insulbrite...both sides look shiny. I am wondering how it is wrapped around the bolt...if the shiny side is on the outside of the wrap or on the inside of the wrap. You know like fabric has the good side out. If I knew this, then I could differentiate. Anybody know?
    the side with the silvery flecks is the side that should be put toward the hot object-----------ie the top.
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    The info that comes with the insulbrite says to put the silvery side toward the hot!------------ie toward the top.

    Did your store not give you the info strip?
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    Well as usual, I did not read the directions. Thank goodness for this board AND thank goodness I finally found out how to navigate it as well!!!
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    I just checked the internet and found out there is no wrong or right side does not make any difference

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    I just bought 3 yards of it and you can see the shiney on both sides fairly easy, well not effort really.
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    I'm glad you asked this question as I didn't know there was a difference. Like I tell my friends, I learn something new here just about every day.
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    Thanks for all the answers!

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    thank you for the info Jacquie. I had wondered but just used it however. Hope it worked.
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    The "shiny" side of Insulbrite is the side with the mylar coating. Here's a picture of both sides. You can see that the mylar coating side is rolled into the bolt.

    We sell quite a bit of Insulbrite and with each sale we include the following advisory, which is taken from the manufacturer:

    Important Notes: When using in table runners or placemats, put the
    silver side up. When using for potholders or oven mitts, put the silver
    side toward the heat, and use an extra layer of cotton batting such as
    Warm ní Natural under the Insulbrite to provide additional protection
    to hand or table. Insul-brite is heat-resistant, not heat-proof!
    When machine quilting with Insul-Brite, your needles may wear more
    quickly and may break. To prevent this from happening, quilt
    SLOWER than usual and have spare needles available! Do NOT use in the microwave!


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    Thanks for the great picture...can really see the difference.

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    I have used it in the past too without any concerns about which side is "up." I don't think it matters either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok View Post
    pretty much you should NOT be seeing the shiney side...BUT if you look at the cut edge, you can see in the layering process where the mylar is. THe side where the mylar is closest is the side you want to the heat source!
    Thanks so much for that information! I'm so glad the question was asked. I needed to know too.

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