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Old 03-10-2008, 03:41 PM   #1
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Vulkem storage tip

From past experiences using Vulkem I found out that you could not store the opened tube even with a cap on because the Vulkem would cure in the tube in a short period of time. About 3 years ago someone, I don't remember who, told me that to store Vulkem just put the opened tube with a cap on into a zip lock bag and then put it in the freezer. Well that tube of Vulkem has been in the freezer for 3 years and I pulled it out yesterday to repair a leak. I was in a hurry so I put the plastic bag and Vulkem in a bucket of hot water and in about 15 minutes it was ready to use. the flow was like you had just open the tube. So I finished my little repair and put it back in the freezer to be ready for the next time.

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Yeah! Glad that worked for you...that's what we do and only rarely have had to explain to non-Airstreamers "what is that?" in our freezer ~

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Excellent idea. Can I transfer small amounts into empty syringes and freeze them separately in order to thaw & use small amounts at a time for rivets etc?

Thanks for the idea
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Excellent idea. Can I transfer small amounts into empty syringes and freeze them separately in order to thaw & use small amounts at a time for rivets etc?

Thanks for the idea
I have not tried that but I bet you could.

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I've tried freezing small syringes and it doesn't work as well as freezing the whole cartridge. Might be because it absorbs enough moisture during the tranfer to start the hardening process.
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tell me how I can get my wife to let me store vulkem in the freezer.


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As long as I don't throw out her ice cream, and if it's well wrapped in a freezer bag, she doesn't care.

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