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Online John A

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Silicone etc
« on: December 01, 2022, 08:22:20 PM »
https://youtu.be/1lzLJSL3fmw
This tip was good enough to pass along, itís about how to preserve the contents of tubes of stuff like silicone that tend to set up before I can use it up. Itís simple, I should have thought of it. Short vid
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Re: Silicone etc
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2022, 09:52:22 PM »
Good tip. I heard about that before, but never used it. Might just start.

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Re: Silicone etc
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2022, 04:58:33 AM »
I'll have to try that one.

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Re: Silicone etc
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2022, 07:07:09 AM »
Have that problem with boat caulk. Will have to try it. The video also proves that one cannot handle caulk of any kind without getting it on ones fingers and hands...
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Re: Silicone etc
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2022, 08:38:48 AM »
Tried that a few times but it never worked. Still ended up with the silicone plug at the end of the tube.
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Re: Silicone etc
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2022, 09:35:13 AM »
Water vapor can chemically transport through the plastic film, so this will work for short times, but not over the course of a year.  Aluminum foil works better.
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Re: Silicone etc
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2022, 02:31:55 PM »
Geez, I always just poke a fat nail in it. No vapors get past a nail and nail head.
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Re: Silicone etc
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2022, 05:37:29 PM »
Geez, I always just poke a fat nail in it. No vapors get past a nail and nail head.

me too, I use a screw, works for me


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Re: Silicone etc
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2022, 03:04:43 AM »
me too, I use a screw, works for me

Aah! That's interesting. I would never have thought of that.
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Re: Silicone etc
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2022, 08:47:36 AM »
I use tube silicone in studio for mold making, sometimes by the case. When I cut the tip off a tube, I throw it into the box.  If there is silicone left in the tube, I stick that cut off tip point first back into the tube to seal it.   Not my idea but is cheap works pretty well.


Have that problem with boat caulk. Will have to try it. The video also proves that one cannot handle caulk of any kind without getting it on ones fingers and hands...
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If you wet your hand/fingers with soapy water, it doesnít stick to you.  Plain water works ok, but water mixed slippery with dish detergent or naphtha soap is what I use.  As long as your skin is wet with this, you can almost handle it like clay or play dough.  That how I press silicone into place over clay to make a silicone mold.   

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