Acetone container swelling; safe to keep? (was: Looking 4...)

From: Chad Fernandez <>
Date: Sun Jan 5 15:16:01 2003

R. D. Davis wrote:
> Speaking of Acetone, I noticed that an old metal container of it that
> I have keeps swelling up and creasing the metal a bit after it's
> reclosed, and vapors hiss out of it when it's opened. The container
> is slightly rusty, and probably only about six or seven years old. Is
> this anything to be concerned about?

If it's just a bit of surface rust, I wouldn't worry about it.
The container swells a little when some of the acetone evaporates.

Store it somehere out of harms way. The garage on a shelf is usually
safe, unless maybe your a welder, or it's heated. I kept my laquer
thinner in my linen closet in my apartment :-) I had most of my other
cleaning products in there too..... more so than linens :-) It was
right next to the furnace closet, but all caps were on tight, and I used
various cleaning products often enough, so that I easily kept track of
what was there, and that it was still in good condition.

Chad Fernandez
Michigan, USA
Received on Sun Jan 05 2003 - 15:16:01 GMT

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