Jun 12, 2018
Welcome back. Love the carpet!
OMG ! I just looked !!! I'm been working on this project for a full year !!!!
And we've been following it and cheering you on that long too, happily.
Time flys when you’re having fun!
It is amazing how quickly that year went by! We are surely enjoying watching your build!
I've very much enjoyed that year
I am determined to finish the lounge by the end of this month. Summer is busy for me. Like having fun with my boyfriend
Bestine is expensive ! How long should I soak parts in the stuff?
Evaporates really quickly. If you can keep it inside another sealed container while soaking, that helps somewhat. Wally World sells it on-line. $15.98/quart. $32.99/gallon. Usually a cheaper buy than the little 4oz cans at art suppliers.
From what I have done, how long you soak seems to vary a good amount. I usually start at half an hour. Then use a soft bristled tooth brush as much as possible, carefully scrubbing....
The longer you can soak 3D printed parts the better. I do an hour minimum, overnight if I have the time.
Then I can put them in before I go to work and take them out that evening. Can I put this stuff in a plastic container? ….And, will it take the paint off metal detail parts?
probably will take the paint off. It can be put into SOME plastics, but not all. I would use a small glass jar for any soaking
As Rick suggested, use glass.
I've got one in my recycle bin.
Hey ! This is dangerous stuff !! The label starts off with just one word: Danger ! I don't know if I should even try this in my condition. These 3D guys will have to fix this problem.
If in doubt, the best decision is, ALWAYS, don't. Probably all the man made chemicals have some side effects. Even the so-called "natural", "organic" and such have potential issues.
Is there someone local who'd be willing to do it for you? This is a great time of year, being able to do such outdoors in fresh air. With other protection for eyes, hands....
I'm thinking. It says to only use it outside. ... I called my doctor and I'm waiting for a call back.
n-heptane is one of the more innocuous chemicals we use, but you are 100% correct to refer to your doctor on this.
Its biggest danger is flammability (3 rating) and skin irritation (1 rating). It is a simple hydrocarbon chain, and is not known to cause any long term health effects. Should always be used in a well ventilated space, and skin exposure prevented by use of gloves. MSDS documents can be found here https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=n-heptane+msds+pdf
This is my PhD in Chemistry, and early career in Chemical Safety, talking. But, anyone with health issues or concerns should always refer to your doctor.
THANK YOU ! The man that knows !!! If I wear gloves and use it outside I should be alright but if my doctor says don't even open the bottle I won't use it. He probably won't call me until tomorrow.
The MSDS, or Material Safety Data Sheet, recently reformatted and shortened to "SDS" is your best source of information on any substance. Businesses must maintain an SDS for every chemical in use on the premises, and these must be accessible to employees at all times (in Michigan at least). For the hobbyist, they are available either in print, online, or both, from the supplier of the chemical and should be examined before you use the chemical. Information on hazards, safe storage, use and disposal and proper personal protective equipment along with instructions for cleaning up a spill or extinguishing a fire will be found in the SDS as noted above. Beyond that, you may find a good pair of tweezers and an old toothbrush to be useful tools for working "hands off".