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Old 02-01-2017, 11:47 AM
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Default Torque seal substitute

Anyone know if there are any products equivalent to Torque seal?
For some reason the shippers treat it as hazmat which jacks up the cost quite a bit.
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Old 02-01-2017, 11:51 AM
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As suggested by others, I grabbed a bottle of old, ugly colored nail polish from the wife... leave the top off a couple hours to thicken and you're good to go.
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Old 02-01-2017, 12:00 PM
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Great idea, if you can stand the wrath of your overlord.
Ok, just the ugly stuff that doesn't go with her new outfit.
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Old 02-01-2017, 12:24 PM
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This stuff works great. Aircraft Spruce carries it.

http://www.mrochemicalsupply.com/pro...GtKhoCiPDw_wcB
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Old 02-01-2017, 12:42 PM
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Yup, that's the stuff they ship hazmat.
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Old 02-01-2017, 01:10 PM
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Testors model paint will thicken up nicely. If you're like me you probably have a little bottle or two around already, too thick to use but not dried out enough to throw away.
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Old 02-01-2017, 01:17 PM
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I love ACS, but ALL of their shipping charges are ridiculous. I understand that Amazon is a much bigger player, but how can they deliver stuff in 2-3 days for $2 and ACS wants $27 to get it to you in a week or two? - And before this turns into an Amazon discussion, I am just using them as an example. Even small players deliver quicker at a fraction of the cost of ACS. They remind me of the old music warehouse where you could get 100 cassette tapes for $1 plus S&H - which turned out to be several hundred dollars over the life of your obligation. Either ACS does not know how to negotiate shipping rates, or they are making their money on the shipping.
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Old 02-01-2017, 02:22 PM
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I love ACS, but ALL of their shipping charges are ridiculous.
I think that's the fault of UPS and FedEx, mostly. When I'm not in a hurry, I just specify "USPS First Class", which is only a few dollars for most things. One other trick I learned is that you can add a note in the Special Instructions to "Ship via FedEx". FedEx delivers on Saturdays but UPS doesn't. It seems like I always discover that I need a part on Thurdsay...
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Old 02-01-2017, 02:53 PM
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Yup, that's the stuff they ship hazmat.
I asked ACS today. Email exchange below.

Me: Is there a hazmat fee for shipping this new brand torque seal product?
ACS : If the item is shipped by ground transport, no haz fee. Air shipments are considered hazardous.

So there shouldn't be any hazmat fee if shipped UPS/FedEx/USPS ground, although I haven't ordered any recently to confirm.
See Q+A tab here: http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalo...?clickkey=3836
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Old 02-01-2017, 03:28 PM
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Default same problem here....

Jim, I also struck out at Napa, lordco, acklands, all the usual,

http://crosschecknow.com/torque-detect-lacquers/

here's one that I did find, if they will put it in the mail from California?!??

heck, get a case, and become a distributor!!!! ;-)
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