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  • 6 month Powder Shelf Life ??

    is this 6 month shelf life thing for powder realistic or is it something they say to sell more powder?.. Has anyone used Powder that was way beyond the 6 month period?

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    Re: 6 month Powder Shelf Life ??

    Depends on how its stored. Cool and DRY are imparitive. But, I have powder thats 8-9 m onths old in Caswell cans on my shelf beside the oven. Been there all summer, adn its still ok.
    Dan Pesonen
    Bandit Powder Coat <<From Powder to Perfection>>
    Forest Grove, BC Canada

    Personal motto:
    "If it ain't broke, modify somethin till it is"

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    • #3
      Re: 6 month Powder Shelf Life ??

      im actually storing the powder in my old wine cooler thats 55 degs no humidity

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      • #4
        Re: 6 month Powder Shelf Life ??

        I have some powders that I've kept for years & they still come out great.
        SouthWest Powderworx
        Tyler Nutter
        5054803934
        www.swpowder.com
        myspace/swpowder
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        • #5
          Re: 6 month Powder Shelf Life ??

          I also have had powders for over a year and no problems, I geuss it is all in the way you store them.

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          • #6
            Re: 6 month Powder Shelf Life ??

            perhaps. I've purposely mistreated some powders that still yield great results. I live in NM & in the summer it gets hot! I have some powders that have not been stored in a climate controlled environment that still perform.
            SouthWest Powderworx
            Tyler Nutter
            5054803934
            www.swpowder.com
            myspace/swpowder
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            • #7
              Re: 6 month Powder Shelf Life ??

              That is good to know I also have mistreated some powders but was to affraid to use them. Maby i will give them a try on some of my own projects. I have never ran into an issue with bad powder yet. I buy all my powders from caswell and i think there great. I have heard that some other suppliers powders will start to clump if stored improper, but never seen that with the caswells powders

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              • #8
                Re: 6 month Powder Shelf Life ??

                I have had powder arrive to me clumped from Caswell before on 3 seperate occasions. I was able to sift & seperate it though. I buy all my stuff from NIC & TigerDrylac now.
                SouthWest Powderworx
                Tyler Nutter
                5054803934
                www.swpowder.com
                myspace/swpowder
                [email protected]
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                • #9
                  Re: 6 month Powder Shelf Life ??

                  Last 50Lb box I got from Tiger was packed like a brick. Sifting through a flour sifter all was good
                  Dan Pesonen
                  Bandit Powder Coat <<From Powder to Perfection>>
                  Forest Grove, BC Canada

                  Personal motto:
                  "If it ain't broke, modify somethin till it is"

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                  • #10
                    Re: 6 month Powder Shelf Life ??

                    i haven't ran into any problems with shelf life, but i'd guess you can tell a lot by looking at the powder. sounds like from the above posts, as long as it de-clumps or you can sift out the clumps you're good to go.

                    we recently began storing our powders in an old kitchen refridgerator we got for free. i suppose it improves shelf life, but more importantly for us, it just shoots better.
                    Len
                    Figure Finishing
                    www.FigureEngineering.com
                    866-900-4949

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