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Offline 3Deep

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Emulsion Smell?
« on: May 11, 2021, 04:46:47 PM »
So I've been using Ulano orange for a while now, and I have a gal that smells like crap, it still seems to burn fine, but I've never had a gal smell like this, so is it going bad or what am I missing here?  this stuff lights up the whole production area and a little up front.
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Re: Emulsion Smell?
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2021, 05:50:56 PM »
Not that I can remember.   In fact, yea, some or all do have a tiny bit of an odor, but nothing I personally would complain about. But I can take a lot of odor.  :)
Maybe it is going bad. I’ve heard of some people getting some in that were bad from the Co. warehouse but I don’t know if it had an odor.

I’ve heard of some strange thing. Like Ant’s piling into them, Funky mold looking stuff etc.
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Re: Emulsion Smell?
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2021, 05:57:38 PM »
I've had some smelling very funky after a prolonged time, but still worked fine. However, in your post, I couldn't help but wonder at first if you also had an issue with a female employee's lack of personal hygiene. "I've never had a gal smell like this!" Then again, another of your lines, "I've got a gal that smells like crap" sounds like the first line of a bawdy folk song! LOL!
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Re: Emulsion Smell?
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2021, 05:58:59 PM »
Post-exposure dip tank will knock a buzzard off a poop wagon in the hot months, and that's just emulsion.
Bit of dish soap solves it, learned that on here. Don't know that I'd put soap in emulsion though.

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Re: Emulsion Smell?
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2021, 07:45:10 PM »
Sounds like the odorant (usually cherry) may have been dropped from the formula.

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Re: Emulsion Smell?
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2021, 08:07:54 PM »
To expand on this a bit...........an odorant is utilized in much chemistry in order to identify and sometimes disguise unpleasant odors. Many know that natural gas has no percieveabile odor however the smell we we all recognize when there is a leak is an odorant. The cherry/bubblegum smell we recognize with inks and emulsions is chemical ingredient and sometimes has a shelf life

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Re: Emulsion Smell?
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2021, 04:32:05 AM »
We switched to orange several years ago never had the odor experience to date.
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Re: Emulsion Smell?
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2021, 07:20:56 AM »
We have used Orange for years. And yes from time to time it does, but works fine.


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Re: Emulsion Smell?
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2021, 02:15:23 PM »
We have this happen pretty often with Ulano orange. Any fluid I think will go bad & get rancid if given enough time. Often when coating on the auto coater we will crack a new gallon to refill the coater. New gallon gets mixed with old gallon thus contaminating the new container with any bacterial growth that was present. End of week, same thing and so on until it gets so bad I throw out the last little remainder of the mixed container and waste a bit.

Never had the issue with a new container.

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Re: Emulsion Smell?
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2021, 05:47:40 PM »
I've had some smelling very funky after a prolonged time, but still worked fine. However, in your post, I couldn't help but wonder at first if you also had an issue with a female employee's lack of personal hygiene. "I've never had a gal smell like this!" Then again, another of your lines, "I've got a gal that smells like crap" sounds like the first line of a bawdy folk song! LOL!

Ha Ha Frog, you getting as bad as Homer LOL
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