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Castor Oil Alternatives For Rosin Sealant Recipe?

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#1 Guest_Ray Cornett_*

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 22:07

Are there any suggested alteratives for castor oil in a rosin sealant recipe? Why has castor oil been the default?

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 22:15

Don't know but it might be because caster oil is plant based and most others are petroleum based, or it might be something totally different..


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Posted 01 March 2014 - 22:42

I was wondering if 100% vegetable or olive oil would work the same.

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 23:28

Could have much to do with resistance to going rancid. Castor oil has a lot of industrial applications, though, so I bet there are other properties that make it more suitable than alternatives.

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 23:31

Makes sense.

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