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Offline Short grub

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Re: Plastic 101
« Reply #15 on: 09/07/16 12:09 UTC »
 Great post for us noob's thank you very much

 a question if I may ......... at what temp should I worry about my colorants freezing ?


 as always thank you all very much

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Re: Plastic 101
« Reply #16 on: 09/07/16 12:41 UTC »
Somewhere it was mentioned that -50 or colder might not be good.

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Re: Plastic 101
« Reply #17 on: 05/29/17 16:30 UTC »
I know this thread is old but this seem like the best place to ask this question.. what are the temperature limits for storing plastisol ..  I have a shop where I will be doing most of my work. It is not heated or cooled and in summer time can be as hot as 120° in there during the heat of the Alabama summer..this is with it locked up when I'm not using the shop. Would it be ok to store the plastisol and coloring in there when not in use?

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« Reply #18 on: 05/30/17 07:39 UTC »
Your plastic should tolerate the heat. There are others who live in Bama that have workshops set apart from their homes and they don't seem to register many complaints.

What is the humidity level like during the hot times? I'd keep an eye on humidity issues like micro bubbles and if they become a problem I'd keep the plastic in the house when perhaps a dehumidifier is keeping the moisture levels in check. Sometimes its more convenient to store larger containers of plastic in the house and fill smaller ones to take out to the shop area, but the only issue I can see with Alabama in the summer and plastic storage in a work shop would maybe be high humidity.

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« Reply #19 on: 05/30/17 11:29 UTC »
I'm thinking of installing a small until in it that would help with humidity and heating/cooling.. plus gonna add an exhaust fan.. would it then be ok to store them in there.. I'm sure I'll never have more that 2 gallons at a time since I will only be making plastics for me and a few friends

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Re: Plastic 101
« Reply #20 on: 05/30/17 12:10 UTC »
I keep all my plastic in my shop. I have heat in the winter just to keep my boats from freezing. No air conditioning but it's well insulated. I'm in Arkansas.

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Re: Plastic 101
« Reply #21 on: 05/31/17 15:22 UTC »
Do you also keep your colors in there?

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« Reply #22 on: 05/31/17 16:25 UTC »
Do you also keep your colors in there?

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Yes, all my tacklecrafting and man supplies stay there  ;)

Offline ALfisherman

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Re: Plastic 101
« Reply #23 on: 05/31/17 19:03 UTC »
What's the avg temp in there during our brutal summers.. mine gets to around 90

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« Reply #24 on: 05/31/17 19:19 UTC »
I think your safe. My biggest problem is moisture being on a big slab but that's mostly in the springtime.

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Re: Plastic 101
« Reply #25 on: 10/17/17 14:45 UTC »
Is it a good Idea to have a 2nd microwave to do this in?

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Re: Plastic 101
« Reply #26 on: 10/17/17 15:38 UTC »
It is NOT a good idea to heat your plastic in your kitchen microwave! (I'm assuming that is your question).

Buy a cheap microwave at Walmart to do your baits. I prefer a cheap microwave because it is a lower power unit and it is less likely to overheat your plastic quickly causing issues.
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Re: Plastic 101
« Reply #27 on: 10/17/17 15:48 UTC »
Yes that's exactly what I'm asking. I don't want to get my family sick from doing this. Thank you for the tip

Offline Justin9j

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Re: Plastic 101
« Reply #28 on: 10/17/17 19:33 UTC »
Plus it needs to be well ventilated where your doing it or get a charcoal mask. There is specs on mask somewhere on here   

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Re: Plastic 101
« Reply #29 on: 10/18/17 01:44 UTC »
Ok I was planning on doing it in my apartment. I guess I'll have to rethink this