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« on: May 05, 2019, 08:02:21 AM »

Anyone come across this before?

I just opened 3 new tins of Extracolor silver and all three opened with a very loud bang. The contents where clearly under pressure, inside the paint had taken on a gel like appearance with a very lumpy sticky texture, there was still gas tapped in the paint which bubbled out. Stirring it just produces a lumpy silver glue, you can turn the tin upside down and it won't come out

I luckily had one already opened tin that has the done the job but I've not come across this before it looks like some kind of chemical reaction. I tried thinning it but its just a lumpy mess to be honest and not worth the effort.

Pic 1 Extracolor silver paint

Pic 2 Extra sticky blobby mess




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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2019, 12:12:54 PM »

Is it possible that these tins were improperly stored? Maybe they were exposed to high temperatures somewhere along the line?
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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2019, 12:19:30 PM »

Guess they must have been Crabby, or maybe just very old stock, they do have a slightly different label to my other tin of silver . I stored them with my other tins of enamel, many Extracolor all without problems. The build up of pressure as it goes off is odd though not seen that before
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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2019, 12:51:20 PM »

Maybe you aren't the culprit, maybe is was the retailer or someone in sequence... something caused the solution to gas off.
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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2019, 04:47:10 PM »

Hi Chris,

I had exactly this problem last year and wrote to Hannants about it.  I think the problem tins were old stock.  They were unusable, as you describe - just a jelly blobbly mess.  The latest tins I bought from them have been fine.  It's only the Xtracolor silver paints that I have ever seen the problem with.

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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2019, 02:06:56 AM »

Thanks Mike. My problem tins do have a slightly different label. I think it might be worth an email to Hannants too.
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