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Liquid Bitumin - Tar?


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I have a massive tin of liquid bitumin from when we re-furbished our garage roof, we also have this other bitumin like liquidy stuff aswell as some slightly sludgy like substance like bitumin.

It looks like tar and I've heard it being mentioned alot on here. However...

How on earth do I get it to harden like normal tar?

I have tried freezing it and it goes a little harder but I can still push my finger in it easily (giggity)

Any ideas welcomed? THANKS.

Dan

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It IS different to roof tar yes. Purely as you've said, yours is in a tin, mine is in my bag...

What the difference is I cant tell you (because i dont know, not because im a c*nt) I dont think you should try it though, as brakes work on solid to solid contact, not solid to liquid (no matter how thick). Also, as the brake is applied, all it will do is shear the liquid and not cause a braking force. If anything, the more you apply the brake, the hotter it'll get and it will probably get less viscous!

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It IS different to roof tar yes. Purely as you've said, yours is in a tin, mine is in my bag...

What the difference is I cant tell you (because i dont know, not because im a c*nt) I dont think you should try it though, as brakes work on solid to solid contact, not solid to liquid (no matter how thick). Also, as the brake is applied, all it will do is shear the liquid and not cause a braking force. If anything, the more you apply the brake, the hotter it'll get and it will probably get less viscous!

I think his idea is to try and solidify the bitumen, not paint it on his rim... :rolleyes:

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Bitumen is normally transported at elevated temperatures, in liquid form, to allow ease of handling.

I would try heating up to a very high temp and stir a bit, try let it set.

Its naturally a solid product and is mixed with 'other' stuff to make it gloopy or liquid, heating should evaporate the 'other' stuff and when its cool it will set?

Might not work and I might be totally wrong, worth a try with a little bit?

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Bitumen is normally transported at elevated temperatures, in liquid form, to allow ease of handling.

I would try heating up to a very high temp and stir a bit, try let it set.

Its naturally a solid product and is mixed with 'other' stuff to make it gloopy or liquid, heating should evaporate the 'other' stuff and when its cool it will set?

Might not work and I might be totally wrong, worth a try with a little bit?

Thanks for that buddy :')

I'll give it a shot later tonight and get back to you. Now to find something to put it in when heating!

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Thanks for that buddy :')

I'll give it a shot later tonight and get back to you. Now to find something to put it in when heating!

a metal pan could work, I use to put coal in it for a sheesha pipe, they get very hot, tin and glass will just brake/bust/melt

you need to be heating just over 100c I think

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a metal pan could work, I use to put coal in it for a sheesha pipe, they get very hot, tin and glass will just brake/bust/melt

you need to be heating just over 100c I think

I'm not sure my Mum would appreciate me putting it in one of her cooking pans haha.

I'll have a scoot around when they go out tonight and find something that will work.

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