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Vallejo Water Effects- how to store thebottle
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Posted: Thursday, May 09, 2019 - 01:10 AM UTC



I bought this product in the LHS and before I open the flask I would like to ask around if anyone else has used it. The reason being that it is a single part water product, and my worry is that the acrylic resin (or whatever it might be) will solidify once I open the flask. Not at once, but since oxygen will get in, slowly it will make the whole thing solid even with the cap firmly in place.

At least this is my worry. I was thinking about storing it with a toothpick as a plug upside down (and using it upside down), so no air would get in from the outside, but this might not be a viable option. I might just be worried about nothing.

So: has anyone tried this product before? Is storage an issue once opened?
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Posted: Thursday, May 09, 2019 - 02:05 AM UTC
Hi,
I have the AK Still water for about two years, used it several times and it is still liquid in the bottle. I suppose is the same as Vallejo, so I think you shouldn't have problem with storage.

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Posted: Thursday, May 09, 2019 - 04:49 PM UTC
Thank you! I work from home today - will try it in lunch break.
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Posted: Friday, May 10, 2019 - 01:54 AM UTC
How thick/deep can you pour this product so that it will completely set up, and remain crystal clear?
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Posted: Friday, May 10, 2019 - 02:14 AM UTC

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How thick/deep can you pour this product so that it will completely set up, and remain crystal clear?





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Posted: Friday, May 10, 2019 - 05:08 AM UTC
So it's the same as this:
https://www.amazon.ca/Liquitex-5432-Pouring-Effects-32-Ounce/dp/B0060KUP0E/ref=sr_1_1?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI05WDj7mR4gIVjFqGCh1SNQgbEAAYASAAEgLZqPD_BwE&hvadid=230025533702&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9000376&hvnetw=g&hvpos=1t1&hvqmt=e&hvrand=1179675445755636474&hvtargid=kwd-297577746459&hydadcr=29633_10647444&keywords=liquitex+pouring+medium&qid=1557507926&s=gateway&sr=8-1
Although some larger arts and crafts stores that have store brands are cheaper.
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Posted: Friday, May 10, 2019 - 06:27 AM UTC
Andras,

Your a biologist...get yourself some of that bottle/specimen jar seal stretchable film or even
Saran Wrap film...pull it over the opening on the bottle and screw that cap back on.

This will offer an extra barrier and keep air out.

Now you will only have to contend with the air that is already in the bottle.

Cheers,
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Posted: Monday, May 20, 2019 - 12:36 AM UTC
Alas, my days in the lab are over... I'm an office warrior now, so access to lab supplies has severely decreased. Parafilm is an awesome thing. I will see if I can get a hold of some. (Maybe ebay?) Great suggestion, thank you.