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Old 10-09-2013, 02:42 PM
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I cannot find pure tolulene (spelling) is there any other chemical I can use to thin Softex? I have found thinners that have tolulene in them can I use that?

I also have been told that thinning silicone with lighter fluid will achive the same results but sounds to me like a very volatile mixture.

There was the water based Soft Body do they still make this one?

thanks for the help,
Tom
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Old 10-10-2013, 10:13 PM
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Default Re: thinning softex?

I'd love to help, but I have no clue. I bet someone around here does, though. Roccus?
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Old 10-11-2013, 12:21 AM
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Default Re: thinning softex?

Years back I had same problem with obtaining Toulene...Off the market & don't know of any sobstitute product>..A friend that had a old machine shop was being sold ewsponded..He had about a gallon ln a 5 gal can left over from previous work & offered it to me...I split it with a tying friend...I can only say ,Phone all over to find Toulene left over in stock in store or shops as its not being produced anymore...Good luck.....Jim
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Default Re: thinning softex?

I can't use that stuff any more... too potent.. lexall/softex/ just stinks too bad.. if you wanna thin it use xylene.. I found it at lowes heres a link.. http://www.lowes.com/pd_156583-78-GX...ductId=3063729



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Old 10-15-2013, 02:40 AM
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Default Re: thinning softex?

Thanks guys for the responses. Zim I agree when I'm done with what I have
I'll be looking for a less nasty sub..

Tom
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Old 10-16-2013, 12:29 AM
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Sorry guys, I should have mentioned about good ventilation,,Had a bad incedent wirh lead pouring a while back,finally got a heavy duty shroud ,fan & lites...Plus doors are open also...Much, much better. Jim
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:26 AM
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some substances have a place all their own... I've veered away because of the smell.. if I were a production tyer i'd need a tub of it as it'd be cost effective.. CCG is expensive.. as well as tufflye and even Solarez... but light cured is the way to go.. if I can smell it the fish can smell it... some epoxy resins have a lingering smell after cured.. I like devcon the best...



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Old 04-05-2014, 02:26 PM
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Default Re: thinning softex?

I was taught years ago to use Ronsonol lighter fluid and it's all I've ever used to thin Softex. But anymore, I don't even buy Softex, I just thin Goop adhesive down with Ronsonol. It's way cheaper than Softex, and I don't feel so bad when it dries up because I forgot to thin it.

As far as UV glues, I use mostly Loon UV Knot Sense or UV Aquaseal. Al's Sports has had UV Aquaseal blem tubes on sale for $1.99 for months:

http://www.alssports.com/Product.asp...FcFlOgodQggAkA

The UV Aquaseal yellows when cured, but if that doesn't bother you it's pretty sturdy. You'll have to coat both with something, I typically use Hard as Hull. I got a UV Light off of eBay for $7.99, works as good as the $60 CCG lights, I've done a side-by-side. This is the one I got:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/21-UV-LED-Ul...item1e638e8ca8

Hope some of this is helpful!
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