Discussion in 'Tips, Tutorials & Tools' started by NULLMOON, Mar 26, 2007.


    NULLMOON Member

    just a small note to anyone whos interested its worth saving those small bags of silica gel that come with varios goods and glue them inside the model, keeps everthing dry and stops mold,warping,un-sticking.
    i glue them in all my larger models and my models share a room with 5 aqariums:)
  2. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Guest

    thats a great idea!
  3. paper warrior

    paper warrior Member

    Darn, I just threw out 7 bags of the stuff. Great idea, I'm gonna try it when I get more.
  4. Amazyah

    Amazyah Senior Member

    The same stuff can be bought at good hobby stores as well.
    It is used for drying out flowers for arrangements.
    You put some in a bowl, stick the flower in with the petals sticking up and bury the flower by gently pouring this stuff on it.
    Let sit for a week and then dig out your dried flower in perfect condition.
    This stuff sucks all the moisture out of the flower.

    You can also reuse the stuff by putting it in a 350 degree oven for a little while to get rid of the moisture.

    I have no idea what it is called but if you ask, I'm sure they will know what your talking about.


    NULLMOON Member

    there are a number of chemicals that will absord moisture the cheapest and most common is salt, silica gel just comes in handy to use bags:grin:
  6. 46rob

    46rob Member

    I live on the gulf coast--were the humidity is nearly always high, and have never had a problem with moisture. I do nothing to my models at all --once they're hung I just let them collect dust.
  7. cygielski

    cygielski Member

    Yes, except you may not want your models soaked in brine. ;-) Salt has the ugly habit of dissolving partially when it absorbs moisture. Silica gel just puffs up a bit.

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