I want to measure the temperature of a semi-molten piece of plastic, but for my final application I don't want to have to touch the thermocouple. This means it will more than likely end up in the hot plastic and will be stuck there once cooled. I will heat the plastic again to remove the thermocouple.
Will a type K glass braided thermocouple withstand any necessary scraping of plastic off of it after I remove it and still provide accurate results? I'm not very familiar with the sensitivity of the tips.