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Author Topic: Can I bring in my MSC-sprayed head to cure once it's dry?  (Read 113 times)

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Offline whiskeyii

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Can I bring in my MSC-sprayed head to cure once it's dry?
« on: June 13, 2018, 07:14:24 PM »
Hello all!

I'm new to doll customizing, and I read the thread on sealants and am well-versed on all the safety requirements (respirator and vapor cartridges, check!), but my question is: once MSC has dried on my doll's head, can I safely bring it indoors to cure for the remaining hours? I live in Florida, and I'm concerned that leaving the head outside for 12-24 hours is a dangerous gamble, particularly during summer.

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Re: Can I bring in my MSC-sprayed head to cure once it's dry?
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2018, 11:07:58 PM »
I don't think it should be too bad, so long as the room you're putting them in as adequate ventilation. As a precaution, maybe put it into a bathroom that has a window you can crack open, and close the door to the rest of the house? It's recommended to let MSC cure for 24 hours, but a lot of people go straight back to work after about an hour or so.

I typically leave mine outside for at least 20-30 minutes minimum, because I do more than one coat at a time, and use a high-sided box as a "backsplash" to keep the spray from getting everywhere. When I'm done spraying, I put a covering (usually a sheet of cardboard with a little rock) over the part of the box the doll's head's in, to prevent dust from landing on her face while it dries.

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Re: Can I bring in my MSC-sprayed head to cure once it's dry?
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2018, 07:54:28 AM »
Sadly since I live in an apartment, there arent many indoor ventilation options open to me.

Id heard that MSC was toxic only in its aerosol and liquid forms, so I thought it would be fairly safe to bring a sprayed head inside once completely dry, but I just want to double check since Im not totally sure what the curing process entails beyond it dries up.

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Re: Can I bring in my MSC-sprayed head to cure once it's dry?
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2018, 09:10:27 AM »
I do this, and the odor isn't too bad once the initial drying has happened.
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Re: Can I bring in my MSC-sprayed head to cure once it's dry?
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2018, 09:51:15 AM »
Yes, you can.  It only takes about 30 to 40 minutes for the head to dry enough so that it's safe to come indoors.  It may still have a faint residual smell, but nothing too bad or harmful.  And you'll only really notice the smell if you go sniffin' it. :lol:

This is exactly what I do.  I spray, allow the head to stay outside for between 30 mins and an hour, and then bring it inside for the remaining cure time.

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Re: Can I bring in my MSC-sprayed head to cure once it's dry?
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2018, 12:41:50 PM »
Awesome, thanks for all the help everyone!