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Old 25 August 2013, 12:34   #1
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Motor oil, molasses, mustard: yes. Toluene, xylene, iodine: no

Ever wonder what chemicals are OK on your PVC SIB? Wonder no more. Toluene is a component of gasoline, so make sure to wipe up gasoline spills promptly on yer SIB. Motor oil? Don't worry about it.

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Old 26 August 2013, 05:00   #2
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Good job it's not TriNitroToluene or your SIB would go with a BANG.
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Toluene used be but not any more, not since the 60's anyway iirc
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Toluene used be but not any more, not since the 60's anyway iirc
Yeah pretty sure you are right, otherwise petrol and a few other very basic chemicals you have at home would make TNT.... Not great to have being sold by the gallon to all comers
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Good job it's not TriNitroToluene or your SIB would go with a BANG.
Been watching too many movies fella
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Yeah pretty sure you are right, otherwise petrol and a few other very basic chemicals you have at home would make TNT.... Not great to have being sold by the gallon to all comers
Toluene is not that hard to get hold of really

There is a basic methodology (??) here;

Trinitrotoluene - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Which i would suggest is probably beyond most peoples basic explosives manufacturing capabilities.......
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Toluene is not that hard to get hold of really

There is a basic methodology (??) here;

Trinitrotoluene - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Which i would suggest is probably beyond most peoples basic explosives manufacturing capabilities.......
Interesting link. I didn't realise they used TNT in WW2 depth charges - probably explains what the material in this is then (it's beside a Sunderland flying boat crash site in the hills near me). Archive pic on top - alleged depth charges below. Anyone for some TNT?



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Interesting link. I didn't realise they used TNT in WW2 depth charges - probably explains what the material in this is then (it's beside a Sunderland flying boat crash site in the hills near me). Archive pic on top - alleged depth charges below. Anyone for some TNT?
Could be just concrete (some ) depth charges had concrete ballast to make them sink a bit quicker
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Could be just concrete (some ) depth charges had concrete ballast to make them sink a bit quicker
As did many test munitions whilst calibrating bombing sights or just for practice drops. Mind you .. Its supposed to be impervious to water .. hence the depth charge application .. and it doesn't look like concrete
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Try taking a bit and lighting it?

If it burns, it may be TNT, if not, probably concrete.........
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