Mikrosil has been
formulated to give excellent rendering of small details, highest
contrast for microscopical observations, good releasing ability
and short setting time. These properties are of special importance
with shallow marks and those with small details requiring large
magnification. It is also suited for lifting developed latent
fingerprints from textured surfaces. Mikrosil comes in various
colors, which are white, black, gray and the original brown.
Select a color to contrast with the powder being used. Brown
is best suited for tool marks.
5-8 minutes at 68 degrees Fahrenheit
12-15 minutes at 14 degrees Fahrenheit
The setting time can be shortened by increasing the amount of
hardener or lengthened by decreasing it. Do not add more than
6% hardener. Squeeze out equal lengths of Mikrosil and hardener.
Use supplied mixing sticks. Thoroughly mix until a uniform color
is achieved. Using the mixing stick, apply the Mikrosil to the
tool mark or developed latent fingerprints.
Note: Do not allow the mixing stick to scratch the developed
Mikrosil can be purchased
through the Lynn
View a short video demonstrating
how to lift prints off a textured surface with Mikrosil.
See the video.
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