where to buy? silikageeli // desiccant gel pouches

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rupun
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where to buy? silikageeli // desiccant gel pouches

Post by rupun » Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:08 am

hi all,

are there any places that I could buy a few pouches of desiccant silica gel (I think they might be called silikageeli in Finnish) so I can keep them in my shoes? In the capital region.

or do I need to buy them from Amazon?

Nope, osta silikageeli on google did not help! :D

thanks.



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Re: where to buy? silikageeli // desiccant gel pouches

Post by zetorpilot » Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:38 pm

Investigate the various cat litter brands - some are actually silica gel. No, I didn't believe it either until I actually went and looked!
I'm away from home at the moment so I can't say what the brand was that I bought but it came from Tokmanni, and there were enough clues on the packaging that I could be sure I was buying the right stuff. It even has the blue-pink indicator traces too, so it's obviously just the bulk industrial product in a big bag with a picture of a cat on the front :wink:


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Re: where to buy? silikageeli // desiccant gel pouches

Post by Rosamunda » Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:19 pm

Lidl does one too

Fresh & Easy (Best Friend) - silicate granuals with acidity regulator....
https://www.bestfriend.com/en/fresh-easy-cat-litter

Is that the same thing?


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Re: where to buy? silikageeli // desiccant gel pouches

Post by zetorpilot » Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:58 pm

Rosamunda yes that's exactly the stuff. You can see the blue indicator (cobalt chloride I believe) that changes to pink once the moisture levels in the product reach a certain point. It can be dehydrated in an oven for reuse (not for reuse as cat litter though :D ) instructions can be found by Googling.

I discovered this years ago when looking for a cheap supply for keeping metal parts in storage rust free, and it's been working extremely well.


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Re: where to buy? silikageeli // desiccant gel pouches

Post by rupun » Sun Aug 27, 2017 3:29 pm

thanks, off to lidl I go!

i would have hoped for the smaller pouches, makes things less messy, but can make my own! :)


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Re: where to buy? silikageeli // desiccant gel pouches

Post by zetorpilot » Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:45 pm

:thumbsup:


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