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Offline T-rump

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Surfix
« on: March 23, 2019, 03:31 PM »
I live in Rhode Island. I left my unopened surfix kit in my unheated garage over winter.  Will the surfix be ok to use.
Ty

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Offline Gregor

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Re: Surfix
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2019, 06:27 AM »
Unless the oil inside the containers isn't still frozen solid... shouldn't be a problem.

Offline T-rump

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Re: Surfix
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2019, 09:46 PM »
Awesome.....Thank you!

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Re: Surfix
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2019, 08:32 AM »
@Gregor is correct. You should be fine.

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Offline WoodworkTech

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Re: Surfix
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2019, 08:43 AM »
@Festool USA-

Does festool sell empty Surfix bottles that can be used with other oils such Rubio Monocoat?  Or is the Surfix strictly for festool oils?
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Offline cblanton42

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Re: Surfix
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2019, 09:34 AM »
     No they don't, I tried to find one last year to use like that, I wanted to fill one with Daly's teak oil for decks on my boat.  Nope....

Offline WoodworkTech

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Re: Surfix
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2019, 09:39 AM »
     No they don't, I tried to find one last year to use like that, I wanted to fill one with Daly's teak oil for decks on my boat.  Nope....

Ok thanks.  Would be nice if they did. 
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Offline Gregor

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Re: Surfix
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2019, 01:00 PM »
The RF xx 0,3 l/2 are ~25€ (incl. VAT) here, that's ~5€ per empty bottle as you get 0.6l oil with the two (which is ~15€ of the product price when based on the 5L canister that go for 120€ here - YMMV on the pricing in case you live in a country with terminal stage capitalism that didn't ban price fixing).

When you treat them somewhat good they stay refillable for quite a while, the thing that mostly breaks is the rubber membrane in the green cap (mainly when using non-festool oil) which you can avoid by using the white cap for storage and taking care of cleaning the green cap (especially seal). But as you get one green cap per bottle and usually only need one active... you likely already have spares.

But I agree that Festool should step up when it comes to spares and make everything easily available, even parts of consumeables (like the membranes in the green caps).
« Last Edit: March 25, 2019, 03:22 PM by Gregor »