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575 days ago

What kind of container is best to store batches of mixture 50/50 so that it keeps.

Thanks to all and Happy Holiday
Peace to All with Kind Thoughts

-- honing my craft one mistake at a time.

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Clint Searl

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#1 posted 575 days ago

Doesn’t matter; sooner or later it will skin over and gel. If it’s 50/50 solvent/poly, it’ll take longer for polymerization to be noticeable, but it’ll happen anyway, affecting its performance when used. Never mix more than will be used for the current project.

-- Clint Searl.............We deserve what we tolerate

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#2 posted 575 days ago

I always use small pickle jars and then throw them out. A shot of inert gas on top always helps.

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#3 posted 575 days ago

I use old canning jars or glass jars from PB or J myself.

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#4 posted 575 days ago

ok, forgive my dumb question, where do I buy insert gas….man is this ever leaving myself open….

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#5 posted 575 days ago

Woodklutz – small jars, with an air tight lid, turned upside down may provide some shelf life. I’ve been cleaning shop today, and tossed a few jars of “stuff” away. Mix what you need would be the best advise.

Mike inert gases, or noble gases can be purchased at a welding supply. Most common I would think would be argon. There are no dumb questions.

Happy holidays to all.

-- Nicky

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#6 posted 575 days ago

I just mix very small batches and throw out what is not used. Doesn’t keep long and it is too much trouble to keep around.

Mike, you really did leave yourself open but since you recognized it I will just let it go at that.

You can also use Bbloxygen which is carried by some wine shops. (I think it is basically nitrogen)

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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#7 posted 574 days ago

Mike, I have used bloxygen, argon, and co2 and honestly, I don’t think they work any better than exhaling a deep breath into the container.

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#8 posted 574 days ago

Note: Exhaling into a finishing product container to expel oxygen is a common “Internet Echo.”
Exhaled breath contains about 16% oxygen, or only about 4% less than room air.

That’s why CPR is not considered a form of homicide. :)


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#9 posted 574 days ago

Thank you all. I guess the best solution is just mix what you think your going to need and do not store. A Good New Year To All

-- honing my craft one mistake at a time.

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#10 posted 574 days ago

For maximum shelf life, anything you can do to minimize the air in the container. I prefer small glass jars and then fill them completely.


-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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