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Unread 03-19-2007, 06:43 PM   #1
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keeping model magic from drying out...

i just opened another bag of model magic. but this time i only need like a tiny bit and i don't want to wast the rest. so i just thought if anyone had tips on keeping model magic "fresh"????

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Unread 03-19-2007, 06:47 PM   #2
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Put some in a ziplock bag? o.o
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Unread 03-19-2007, 06:50 PM   #3
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lol. XP my sister tried that...it dried up within 2 days. lol.
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Unread 03-19-2007, 07:08 PM   #4
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Unless you have one of those vacuum packers, a ziplock bag with all the air pressed out of it is the best method to keep it from drying out immediately.

Also try the "craft packs". They are a bunch of teeny packets of MM, which is useful if you just need a little bit at a time.
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Unread 03-19-2007, 07:13 PM   #5
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thanks. ^_^ now i just need to find one of those. ^_^
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Unread 03-19-2007, 09:42 PM   #6
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Try wrapping it in tin foil and then putting it in the plastic bag...

The stuff is hellishly hard to store, generally I only open it if I have a use for all of it, heh.
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Unread 03-20-2007, 10:23 AM   #7
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I would reccomend using these containers called Lock & Locks. If you haven't heard of them, they're really useful for keeping materials fresh and can be purcahsed at stores like Target or probably even Safe Way.
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Unread 03-20-2007, 10:43 AM   #8
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I keep mine in a Tupperware dish with a couple of cotton balls moistened with distilled water. Just make sure to use distilled water or water that has been previously boiled to reduce the risk of mildew.
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Unread 03-20-2007, 12:48 PM   #9
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its actually impossible to stop the hardening of MM. Your best bet is simply to slow it down. Once air hits the surface it starts hardening immediately, although it takes a long time, the second you open that package is when it starts.
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Unread 03-20-2007, 01:35 PM   #10
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true true...i'll just have to use it. but the containers and cottonballs do sound like something worth trying. ^_^ i have them both. lol.
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I found that weird that it dried in a ziplock bag because when i was in grade 4 we were working with it for a mother's day project.We only had an art class in so many days so to keep our work from drying we did put them in ziplock bags.We went a few days without working on it and it was still ok when we came to open them...maybe we did take the air out of it but i don't fully remember
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