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Chemicals, Resins, Epoxy

Various chemicals and liquids used to preserve, repair and prepare fossils. Our range includes Acetic Acid which is used to remove matrix from fossils, Acetone for preserving fossils, as well as Resins and Silica Gel.

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Acetic Acid

For removing matrix from fossils

This is 95% pure Acetic Acid, used to break down and remove matrix around fossils and to perform Acid-Etched preparation of fossils. Before using on the desired fossils we suggest adding some to scraps of similar matrix, as not all rock types are suitable. Please use protective gloves and goggles when using, and keep in a well-ventilated area, outside the home.

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Used for preserving fossils

Acetone is used in the professional preservation of fossils. Simply mix with a tiny amount of UHU glue (All purpose adhesive, available from any stationary shop) and it will produce a super strong liquid that can be used to treat fossils (it is also reversible). It will harden fossils, and fill small cracks. Particularly useful to bones and small teeth. 

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Milliput Repair Putty

Epoxy resin for filling in

Used to repair and fix pots, baths, sinks, tiles etc. where parts may be damaged or missing, it will also do the same for fossils. This special Putty sets Rock Hard, is fully water and heat resistant, and does not expand or contract. Easy and safe to use. Low Cost. This is the standard 113.4g (4 oz) size box.

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Standard (Yellow/Grey)
Special Offer - Was £2.50 (GE0501)
£1.41 In Stock
Special Offer - Was £3.00 (GE0502)
£1.77 In Stock
Superfine White
Special Offer - Was £4.50 (GE0504)
£2.74 In Stock
Special Offer - Was £4.00 (GE0500)
£2.48 In Stock
Silver Grey
Special Offer - Was £3.30 (GE0503)
£2.37 In Stock

Aluminium Oxide

Used for fossil preparation by grit blasting

Great for fast cutting and used for preparing fossils using Air Grit Blasting. We stock F220 and F320 grade, which are ideal for fast cutting. We sell this product in large containers, holding 5kg, with a carry handle for easy movability. They have a screw lid for perfect storage.

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F320 (31 microns) - 5kg tub
£27.95 In Stock
F320 (31 microns) - 25kg bag
£101.00 In Stock
F220 (63 microns) - 5kg tub
£14.95 In Stock
F220 (63 microns) - 25kg bag
£55.00 In Stock

Polishing Powder

Polish, used to give a shine to rocks and fossils

We recommend Pumice Powder for stone tumbling. Our special grade works fast with excellent results. It's cleaner, lighter and more cost effective. 'Tin Oxide' can also be used for that extra shine, and ‘Zinc Oxide’ can be used as a lower grade polish. All our polishing powders of quantities up to 10kg come with a resealable container, whilst higher quantities are shipped as sacks. You can also add plastic pellets, making it go further and polish faster.

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Pumice Powder - 200g
£5.95 In Stock
Pumice Powder - 1.7kg
£19.95 In Stock
Pumice Powder - 25kg
£169.00 In Stock
Zinc Oxide - 200g
£4.95 In Stock
Zinc Oxide - 1.7kg
£17.95 In Stock
Zinc Oxide - 25kg
£155.00 In Stock
Tin Oxide - 165g
£8.50 In Stock

Silica Gel

Protects fossils by absorbing moisture from the air

Some fossils can become damaged or decay over time if exposed to too much moisture. This gel protects fossils by absorbing the moisture from the air, it turns from Orange to Green when it needs replacing, or regenerating by heating it back to orange. Place with fossils in draws, trays, boxes etc. DO NOT EAT. Each sachet is 10g.

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