j. pierce Posted July 9, 2006 Report Share Posted July 9, 2006 This is kind of OT, so I don't know where to post it, but somewhat related to guitar building … After asking my question about binding where it was recommended to me to try dissolving some binding in acetone, I did some searching online, and found a website of folks who put MP3 players in their cars - many of them fab new center consoles, or modifiy the ones they have by using a similar method of dissolving ABS in Acetone to make a plastic slurry for gap-filling. Another recommended solvent was MEK, which was said to work better. I have Acetone, but not MEK at the house. Either way, if I'm going to be working with either for any length of time, I want to get a new mask, I can't find the one I usually where when working around solvents or finishes. Looking at the warnings on the bottles and containers for the various solvents and finishes and trying to determine which respirator/mask to buy, it occurs to me many more of the solvents and finishes and adhesives I have in the house are flammable. Granted, I don't have huge quantities of them, and they are all in the original containers, but it occurs to me that perhaps I should have a better storage solution for these. Right now they are stored in the back of a closet with many of my other tools and building supplies, and removed from any sources of ignition. But I wonder, should I be looking into getting a flame proof cabinet? Do they sell small ones? (The only ones I've seen are the huge ones they store chemicals in at work.) Where would I get one? Am I being overly-cautious? Right now the following labelled flammable/combustible/"keep away from flame and sparks" items are in the storage area: 6 spray cans A 15 oz. container of that rubber handle-dip A quart of contact cement (the less flammable type) A quart of laquer sanding sealer A small container of penetrating oil A quart of thread cutting oil A container of ferric chloride A quart each of paint stripper, acetone and mineral spirits A couple pints of oil-based stain. In addition, there is wood, paper, plastics, a container of silica thickner, a few spice bottles of sawdust, things that are easily burnable on their own as well. I'm also uncertain about some of the other glues and adhesives in the closet. Is CA flammable? Epoxy? Latex and enamel paints? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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