Static in vial
Last Post 05 Apr 2017 05:12 PM by Larry Sugden. 12 Replies.
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Scott LeidenbergerUser is Offline
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28 May 2016 08:31 PM

    I have a little flour gold in a plastic vial and static causes it to stick to the sides. Any way to get rid of the static other than using a glass vial ?

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    29 May 2016 12:46 PM
    Add water or vinegar
    It will also will magnify the flakes making it more impressive to show off
    Plastic makes it harder to see, glass has a tendency to break (been there done that)

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    30 May 2016 11:00 AM
    Bill,

    I had water in my vials and took it out to weigh it. Decided to just leave it dry. Yea it does look impressive when wet.
    I guess the lack of humidity makes it worse for static.

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    31 May 2016 07:25 PM

    What was said .And plastic is bad for static .

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    29 Jul 2016 09:55 PM
    Static and plastic can be a problem. I keep a box of those "Static Control Sheets / Fabric Softener Sheets" they put in the dryer. Wipe all my plastic parts down with the sheets before using them and have very little problems with static and they smell good.
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    30 Jul 2016 08:19 PM

    I'll have to give that a try sometime as I don't have any sheets at this time. 

    Did you wipe the inside of the vial as we

    Thanks

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    01 Aug 2016 12:12 PM
    I take and roll up the end and push it in about a half inch and twist it around a little. I use those things any place I get static. Even on all my reloading stuff.
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    26 Aug 2016 09:50 AM
    Posted By WILLIAM HALL on 29 May 2016 12:46 PM
    Add water or vinegar
    It will also will magnify the flakes making it more impressive to show off
    Plastic makes it harder to see, glass has a tendency to break (been there done that)

    Bill

     

     

    I like how the 1/2 oz. glass vials fit inside the 2 oz. plastic vials. The Gold stays safe even if you drop it.


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    26 Aug 2016 04:20 PM

                                I have also been informed that Vodka in the vial helps also.  If you have a large enough vial, it doubles as  a flask. 

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    26 Aug 2016 07:56 PM
    Making your own Goldschlager? :
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    12 Sep 2016 12:23 PM
    I use these plastic vials and they don't have too much problem with static, at least for me.

     

    http://www.goldfeverprospecting.com/clplgovi1ou5.html

    I buy the 1/2 oz version that come with a black top.


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    12 Sep 2016 12:27 PM

    The 1/2 oz size is a skinny vial with regular size top. So it looks more impressive than the 1/2 and full dram glass vials.

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    05 Apr 2017 05:12 PM
    I have been told you can also use the lens cleaner solution for cleaning eyeglasses. Use a Q-tip and swap the inside of the plastic vial with the solution and let it dry. I haven't tried it, as I use plastic (with water) in the field and glass for display at home. Hope this helps.
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