One of the benefits of silicone's high-temperature resistance is that in many cases it can be reused before having to dispose of them. Unfortunately, when it comes to this question, there is not a one-size-fits-all answer. Typically, our customers have reported that they're able to get right around 10-20 uses out of them before they toss them out.
If you're unsure how many times you will be able to use them before making a purchasing decision, we recommend testing samples out to see how they perform. The major factors that will contribute towards a masking cap or plugs longevity include:
- Curing oven temperature (the higher the temperature will result in less reusability)
- Time in oven
- Cleaning method of the cap/plug