How do you know if a toy has plasticizer? I have some expensive pieces I’d like to display in a glass bell jar, but I’m worried about the paint blistering if it can’t breathe properly
I'm doing a highschool chemistry honors project and I'm making cellulose acetate for it this week. I want my end product to be not too brittle but my teacher said they dont have any plasticizers for it. Are there any household chemicals or anything that I could use for this?
Hello all! While veiwing this subreddit today, i have discovered the phenomenon of plasticizer on older Nenderoids/sealed figures (plasticizer in the PVC will eventually seep or leak out of the figure causing your figure to become 'sricky') and it gave me a lot of concerns of my sealed figures and to figure collecting in general so I thought i'd ask questions to anyone who had experienced this.
What are your experiences with plasticizer and how do you prevent it?
I heard it happens on older nenderoids and low end figures. Has anyone had any experiences with popular brands like FREEing, GSC, alter, max factory, aniplex, kadokawa, koto, etc?
if you have sealed figures since you like them in there original box do you open them to air them out and if so how frequently?
What environment do you have your figures in too further avoid this? (away from the sun, humidity, etc.)
Can anyone give me procedures on how they plasticize their energetics? I’ve also heard motor oil is decent but I’d like to know how ETN and Motor oil handle. I’ve also heard Methyl ricineolate and PIB are the best for ETN in terms of having a moldeable/ putty like consistency. The the Methyl ricineolate and PIB is very attractive to me but I have yet to find a procedure or even a good place to source those chemicals. IDK if this is allowed but, could anyone send me good sources? Thanks :)
Total noob here. Bought a custom loop (soft tubing) build off Digital Storm. RTX 3090 and Ryzen 3900XT on a single loop. I do a lot of 3D rendering for work and fun, so I thought a custom loop would give me longer boost clocks (which it does).
The issue is that the 3090 has 350W TDP and it dumps a lot of heat onto the loop (while keeping the GPU very cool). After just a week, I've noticed a slight blurring to the tubes coming out the exhaust end of the GPU block. I use EK CryoFuel Clear for coolant.
I plan to flush this thing regularly (every 6 months or sooner). I really don't have any confidence in my own DIY skills, so I'm not really looking to re-attach new tubing and such. From this subreddit's experience, does regular flushing mitigate the need to take apart blocks and tubing? I've seen plenty of horror stories, but generally people with bad experiences speak out the most. Has anyone gotten by with just very regular flushes?
Also, should I undervolt the GPU to get lower thermals at the cost of performance? Would that help with the plasticizer leaching? Many thanks in advance for any insight you guys provide.
I wanna plasticize my etn just for safer storage and cause it seems for convenient for me. Styrene-butadiene rubber looks good and i heard a hardware state starting with an A and ends with a ce sells it but the product I think it is lists literally no chemicals. My guess is it’s not the same product or they wanted to discourage people from using it as a plasticizer because apparently militaries use SBR as a plasticizer. If you guys have used it with any success please let me know, if you haven’t or you know it doesn’t work, what do you use? I’m shooting for something hopefully cheap but if not I’ll take it, I’m just trying to do it for safety’s sake.
I also want to cast etn at some point for a detonator that I designed in my small brain and I believe it’s safer to have it stored as such. From what I’ve seen it’s best to like put it in the mold or container then submerge it into boiling water. This is something I intended to do later on because I know that we there’s a bit more risk in heating it.
Any and all advise or words of caution are welcome, thank y’all :)
I have three Pebble 2 HR. One I'm using (black), one has the damaged buttons (black) and one is my backup (white). On the wrist bands of the Pebbles I'm not using I can see and feel a sticky, oily film. It can be cleaned when applying some water and soap but after a few months the film is back. I suspect that it is a plasticizer. I always thought that silicone doesn't need a plasticizer. Can anybody explain?
So, I bought a desk from Macy’s a couple of years back. After a year or so, I noticed a phenomenon: almost everything that touches the desk gets “melted into the finish”. The most notable culprit is eraser shavings, which seem to “melt” into the finish in a day or so. Even with a glass top, this still seems to constantly happen. The other day, one of the feet from my laptop was touching a part of the desk and the next day, that kinda stuck into the desk as well. That’s in addition to the other issues, like the stain color coming off from all the edges of the desk. Is that normal for a wooden desk - it’s quite a bit of hassle to make sure nothing is touching the non glass part of the desk or it’ll be stuck to the wood the next day... Is that just a fault of the type of finish Macy used on the desk? It seems absurd such a weak finish would be used for a purpose of a desk.