Transferring Silmar 41???

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longbeard

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For those of you that use Silmar 41, do you transfer the resin to another more user friendly container?

What do you use to transfer the resin out of the original container and into a more user friendly container?

Thank you for any and all suggestions.

Harry
 
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Harry; I use the old Egyptian water level. A length of clear poly hose with one end in your supply can sitting on your work bench, and the other end in your working container on the floor or at a lower level. Remember when you had to siphon a liquid out of something, just watch the fluid in the poly hose so you don't get any in your mouth. Man I realy hated the taste of gas. Since you are only transfering one part of a two part system, you could use a hand pump or drill operated pump to transfer the liquid also. Jim S
 
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I pour from the gallon can into a 20 ounce disposable cup. I then pour from that cup into smaller cups for mixing the colors.


Harry; I use the old Egyptian water level. A length of clear poly hose with one end in your supply can sitting on your work bench, and the other end in your working container on the floor or at a lower level. Remember when you had to siphon a liquid out of something, just watch the fluid in the poly hose so you don't get any in your mouth. Man I realy hated the taste of gas. Since you are only transfering one part of a two part system, you could use a hand pump or drill operated pump to transfer the liquid also. Jim S
I'm not sure that you can. I called US Composits, and they told me that a pump won't work for Silmar 41. That's not to say it won't work, only that they say it won't. However, the house method might be a good idea if I ever do the 5 gallon container again. I did it once, and it wasn't worth the trouble.
 

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I use Sterlite ultra seal 2.2 qt pitchers. snap on top so its easy to fill.


I bought my first ones at a Target store. Wal Mart should carry them as well as you can buy them off the internet.
 

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To make pouring from the gallon can a bit easier, I don't remove the metal insert that is in the can opening. I use an awl and punch 3 or four holes in the metal insert. The resin pours out at a nice manageable rate and I don't lose a drop. If I want a little faster pour rate, I squeeze the can as it pours.

You can use a pump with silmar 41. Unfortunately, unlike epoxy where the pump will last a long time, don't plan on using the silmar 41 pump a second time. The resin will kill the internals of the pump in no time at all.

Don't suck on a hose to get a siphon going with silmar 41 (or gasoline). It's just not a good idea. Not only is inhaling resin fumes bad for your health, you'll waste a lot of time afterwards trying to get the hose clean before you give up and finally throw it away. Save your lungs and your hose. Don't siphon.

I use glass mason jars to store my resin in the shop for day to day usage. The can gets stored somewhere cooler (which in South Florida isn't the shop). Wiping the rim of the jar (with a piece of paper towel with some alcohol) after each pour keep the lid from sticking.

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I, like Ed, leave the insert and poke a slit in it with a screwdriver. Regulate the flow by squeezing on the can. I do the same with acetone can, mineral spirits can. Put what I am using into Salsa jars.

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Harry; I use the old Egyptian water level. A length of clear poly hose with one end in your supply can sitting on your work bench, and the other end in your working container on the floor or at a lower level. Remember when you had to siphon a liquid out of something, just watch the fluid in the poly hose so you don't get any in your mouth. Man I realy hated the taste of gas. Since you are only transfering one part of a two part system, you could use a hand pump or drill operated pump to transfer the liquid also. Jim S
I think i still remember how to do that :rolleyes: i think i'd rather drink a glass of gas than resin though :biggrin:

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Thanks for the suggestions guys, i think i will find a container with a lid to transfer the resin into that i can easily use to pour the resin into my molds without it running down the side. I like the thought of something with a handle and a spout.
Thanks guys


Harry
 
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