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Jason.p

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Can anyone please advise. I've got some pots of different colour Brummer stopping which have gone hard. I seem to remember being told the best way to revive them, but I've forgotten🙄. Thanks.
 

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How old are they.

Clive.
They are probably at least 50 years old. I transferred them from original packs to sealed containers when they were still just usable but haven't got back to them since. I seem to remember someone suggesting meths or white spirit, but I can't be sure.
 

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As Kayen suggested, add water, not necessarily hot though, a little at a time and poke at it with a screwdriver to get the water to gradually soften the stopping. Eventually you should be able to stir the mush around to remove most of the lumps and you should be able to use it. Slainte.
 

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Depends whether it is the "normal" brummer or the waterproof one. You can sometimes revive the latter with acetone, but otherwise go with Sgian Dubh.
 

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I think you need to add some cellulose thinners if I remember rightly.

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