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Boric acid bond


#1

How do you get the boric acid to stick to the piece without the
alcohol?

Janet Berg


#2
    How do you get the boric acid to stick to the piece without
the alcohol? 

Boric acid is somewhat soluble in various alcohols. I use drug
store isopropanol “rubbing alcohol” it is available in various
concentrations. I mostly use the cheapest -about 70 %. You can
paint or dip either the solution alone or a slurry. You can get
heavier coats by using just the solution and allowing it to dry
then adding more coats. Boric acid is soluble in water as well but
it takes more time for the water to evaporate than does the alcohol.
the only problem with the alcohol is that it is flamable and you
have to be careful with fire! jesse


#3
How do you get the boric acid to stick to the piece without the
alcohol? 

I have seen a jeweler heat the ring and then swish it around in the
powder boric acid , he could build up a very thick coating , it
equally took a long time to pickle clean .

Mark Clodius


#4

The acid will usually stick from ambient grease and static. It is
extremely fine dust and usually just enough sticks.


#5

I have used boric acid as an ant killer. Is it dangerous to use it
dry in this manner? What about breathing the dust? John B. give us
some answers.

Marilyn Smith


#6

Hello Janet:

    How do you get the boric acid to stick to the piece without
the alcohol? 

Why do you need to? Boric acid is mixed with alcohol (I use
denatured alcohol that I buy at the building supply store because it
is more flammable than rubbing alcohol). The item is dipped in it and
either it is burned on or dried on and then the torch work begins.
Michael R. Mathews Sr. Victoria,Texas USA JACMBJ