Remove Poly through CF?

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Remove Poly through CF?

Postby colonelsanders » Mon Nov 24, 2008 1:06 am

can wvo that has started to polymerize be "cleaned up" by running it through a centrifuge.?(set up like suns)

other than the "paint smell" whats the best way to determine polymerization? i have some oil that smells, but i don't know if i would describe it as paint...more like old, stale oil.
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Postby SunWizard » Mon Nov 24, 2008 8:54 am

Yes it can be cleaned, and then burned quickly before it polys again.

You have to smell it when you first open a sealed barrel, and then the paint smell can be very strong. Vomit smells are due to food/water causing bacteria to grow and can also be mostly removed by CF.

The only other easy way to tell if poly is happening is a skin on top of your VO after its been stored. Viscosity measurements can also indicate it, but they are tricky since the VO has to be the same temp, and measured over time to see if its increasing.
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