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    Lightbulb Secret of silicone

    The secret of silicone that few people know about.


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    Thanks Kovanca Polock! We've added your Silicone-Based Mixtures to our Miscellaneous category,
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    When you mix gasoline with silicone, does that spray leave a thin layer of silicone that sets up like normal when you spray it on a surface? I could use something like this for sealing dusty aerogel based products. I've been using a silicone spray but it's a beast to work with.

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    Think about this! You are spraying gasoline in a fine mist into the air. Once you reach the proper ratio of fuel to air, a spark or open flame will turn it into a fireball.

    Homemadetools.net should take this one down!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rgsparber View Post
    Think about this! You are spraying gasoline in a fine mist into the air. Once you reach the proper ratio of fuel to air, a spark or open flame will turn it into a fireball.

    Homemadetools.net should take this one down!

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    Any aerosol is flammable, you might as well try to ban all aerosols in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nova_robotics View Post
    When you mix gasoline with silicone, does that spray leave a thin layer of silicone that sets up like normal when you spray it on a surface? I could use something like this for sealing dusty aerogel based products. I've been using a silicone spray but it's a beast to work with.
    Silicone can be diluted in any proportions, made liquid, like syrup, or thick, like sour cream.

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    I disagree with taking this down.

    With all due respect RG, they are lots of things, shown here and life in general, that require some level of intelligence and caution to use. I will venture to say are very few subscribers to this list, that are not aware of the explosion hazard of vaporized solvents.

    It is dangerous to eat. It is dangerous to drive. It is dangerous to just sit and watch TV. It is dangerous to be alive. The trick is NOT to remove all of the dangerous things, the secret is to be aware.


    Shifting gears..... My question centers around silicones compatibility with gasoline. I know that most silicone formulations are suitable for use in contact with gasoline. There are some that are "resistant". I do not know however if this true for "purified" gasoline, as I am not sure what that is. When I was a kid, we could buy "white gas" from a special pump at the gas station. We used it as a cleaning solvent, and fuel for camp stoves and lanterns. Perhaps it is the additives in modern gasoline that are the problem. So, maybe Coleman fuel would work for this?

    As I recall white gas was quite a bit more expensive, maybe 30 cents a gallon instead of 22 cents for regular gasoline(that . Of course to keep things in perspective, I got paid 50 to 75 cents, maybe a $1.00 for mowing the neighbors lawn with push mower... the kind with NO ENGINE on it!!! Of curse that did save me the ?? cents I would need for fuel if I had a power mower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kovanca Polock View Post
    Any aerosol is flammable, you might as well try to ban all aerosols in the world.
    Gasoline is not just flammable, it is explosive when mixed with air.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rgsparber View Post
    Gasoline is not just flammable, it is explosive when mixed with air.
    That is, propane-butane in the composition of aerosols is not explosive enough for you. Ordinary, hairspray is much more dangerous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hemmjo View Post
    I disagree with taking this down.

    With all due respect RG, they are lots of things, shown here and life in general, that require some level of intelligence and caution to use. I will venture to say are very few subscribers to this list, that are not aware of the explosion hazard of vaporized solvents.

    It is dangerous to eat. It is dangerous to drive. It is dangerous to just sit and watch TV. It is dangerous to be alive. The trick is NOT to remove all of the dangerous things, the secret is to be aware.


    Shifting gears..... My question centers around silicones compatibility with gasoline. I know that most silicone formulations are suitable for use in contact with gasoline. There are some that are "resistant". I do not know however if this true for "purified" gasoline, as I am not sure what that is. When I was a kid, we could buy "white gas" from a special pump at the gas station. We used it as a cleaning solvent, and fuel for camp stoves and lanterns. Perhaps it is the additives in modern gasoline that are the problem. So, maybe Coleman fuel would work for this?

    As I recall white gas was quite a bit more expensive, maybe 30 cents a gallon instead of 22 cents for regular gasoline(that . Of course to keep things in perspective, I got paid 50 to 75 cents, maybe a $1.00 for mowing the neighbors lawn with push mower... the kind with NO ENGINE on it!!! Of curse that did save me the ?? cents I would need for fuel if I had a power mower.
    Refined gasoline is odorless gasoline.

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