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Keeping your (bullfrog) snot fresh...

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Keeping your (bullfrog) snot fresh...
Posted by MORGAN S LONG on Monday, July 09, 2018 6:44 AM

once again folks, I discovered that a (fairly) new unopened jar of Bullfrog Snot had become, well, a large, $25.00 green lump. In the past I've stored it on my workbench (2nd floor garage train room-southeastern MA - modestly A.C.'d). Now wondering, it says it's a ROOM TEMPERATURE setting magical amphibial plastic--do not freeze. That said, anyone with advice from experience on storing in the fridge to delay unwanted setting up and prolong useful life? Thanks for the input! And yes, I did do a search here and on web, found nothing regarding storing betwixt the butter and eggs...

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Posted by tstage on Monday, July 09, 2018 7:03 AM

Morgan,

I heard or read somewhere that a little between the cheek and gum can...Oops, sorry Embarrassed...I'm thinking of something else. Tongue Tied

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Posted by riogrande5761 on Monday, July 09, 2018 11:27 AM

That product name is pretty gross - yuk - and I expect we'll see more interesting comments here, like just make sure you get more from the frog when he has a cold.

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Posted by BNSF UP and others modeler on Monday, July 09, 2018 11:56 AM

What the heck is Bullfrog Snot?!?!?!??! Is it train related at ALL?

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Posted by Schuylkill and Susquehanna on Monday, July 09, 2018 12:00 PM

BNSF UP and others modeler

What the heck is Bullfrog Snot?!?!?!??! Is it train related at ALL?

 

Bullfrog Snot is a liquid rubber designed to add traction tires to locomotives.

 

That said, I've had the same problem.  I had a nice tightly sealed jar, and everything inside turned into a hunk of rubber.  I wish they'd sell it in smaller quantities...

If it's just starting to thicken, you can thin it out with a little bit of water.

 

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Posted by selector on Monday, July 09, 2018 2:10 PM

I am not a chemist, but if I were asked to put a couple hundred dollars on the matter, my money would go to it being a slightly unstable compound.  If we assume the containers can be effectively sealed, what's left?  There can be no escape for volatiles.  It must simply continue a process over time that ends with it taking the consistency of silly putty.

If I were the person who brought it to market, knowing that the word is out that the substance won't stay runny for more than a few months, and considering the expense, I would figure out a way to sell it as a powder to which a solvent is added for small batches.

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Posted by peahrens on Monday, July 09, 2018 7:14 PM

I have a bottle that I bought early on and have had no problems with it.  Likely because I never opened it.  I thought I might use it in place of traction tires replacements on the some of my steamers but would not do so, having learned I can get traction tire replacements.  Be advised that I dislike traction tires, as when they act up, I have to un-do the valve gear, which may or may not go well.  But I had to have the Genesis FEF3, Challenger & Big Boy, so I have traction tires.  Only had an issue so far with one, perhaps trying to pull too much up my 2.4% grade.

I guess sales are not allowed here, so maybe I should advertise mine on EBay as New In The Box (possibly solid)?

I don't mean to imply it is a bad product.  It just has no interest for my situation.  It may indeed have serious usefullness for those adept to its use.

P.S. - If stored in the fridge between the butter & eggs, please don't include it in your Eggs Benedict hollandaise sauce, as it's the wrong color! Wink

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Posted by rs2mike on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 9:16 PM

air is what kills everything right?... could you not put some plastic wrap so it is against the snot effectivly sealing the container again?

 

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Posted by riogrande5761 on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 5:44 AM

rs2mike

air is what kills everything right?...  

'cept people.  Cowboy

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Posted by BNSF UP and others modeler on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 12:22 PM

Frankly, methinks this is snot a great topic.

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Posted by tommymr on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 8:36 PM

Two thoughts come to mind...1) Have you tried contacting them thru their website? They make it real easy.

2) Has anyone tried "CRC disk brake quiet?"  This stuff is used to stop brake pads from squealing, and seems to be quite thin.  It sets up pretty fast and has a rubbery feel when dry.  I would liken it to a very thin "RTV" type product, but has no ammonia .  Contains water,ethylene glycol, and acrylic polymer.

As I don't model steam, I've never tried it, but you may have some in your garage, or for 6 bucks, it's certainly much cheaper than bullfrog snot. My 2 cents......

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Posted by MORGAN S LONG on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 6:28 AM

Thanks to all who contributed (and punned!). A new jar of Bullfrog has arrived and is placed unopened (again) on the butter dish-- clearly marked lest I should be served 'Snot' with my lamb dinner ("well, it was green, I got confused..."). I'll report back how 42*F influences storage:

1. Before use

2. Between uses.

 

lets all see...

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Posted by railandsail on Friday, August 17, 2018 10:52 PM

tommymr

 

2) Has anyone tried "CRC disk brake quiet?"  This stuff is used to stop brake pads from squealing, and seems to be quite thin.  It sets up pretty fast and has a rubbery feel when dry.  I would liken it to a very thin "RTV" type product, but has no ammonia .  Contains water,ethylene glycol, and acrylic polymer.

As I don't model steam, I've never tried it, but you may have some in your garage, or for 6 bucks, it's certainly much cheaper than bullfrog snot. My 2 cents......

 

I'd be interested to see results of this idea.

I have lots of steam locos that I have yet to run as I need to finish my new layout soonest

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Posted by railandsail on Sunday, August 26, 2018 8:03 AM

Just Add Water?

from another forum...

I still have that same bottle od SNOT I have back in 2011. Recently I opened it try it on a new loco and it was a green blob.This bottle has been sealed for 6-7 years, All I did was add water, mixed and let it sit over night. 

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Posted by Geared Steam on Sunday, August 26, 2018 11:40 AM

railandsail

Just Add Water?

from another forum...

 
I still have that same bottle od SNOT I have back in 2011. Recently I opened it try it on a new loco and it was a green blob.This bottle has been sealed for 6-7 years, All I did was add water, mixed and let it sit over night. 

-Dean

 

Yes, just add water to bring it back to its original state. Some folks can overthink anything. Wink

 

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