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Old 04-20-2016, 12:47 AM
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I wouldn't throw it since it could break, then it would be worthless.

Hang it on the wall and enjoy looking at it or sell it. I personally would sell it and buy new throwers. I started selling all my CE,8x,9x,10x,11, and other old plastics. They aren't doing me any good sitting in box in the closet.
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Old 04-20-2016, 11:32 PM
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I'm planning on throwing it as soon as the one in my bag loses enough HSS. CE plastic bags is stubborn that way. At least when it's used regularly that leaching gets wiped off between the hands and the dirt/grass so you tend to forget that it's likewise degrading.
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Old 04-21-2016, 12:50 AM
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Throw it or sell it to me and I'll throw it...
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Old 04-21-2016, 04:37 AM
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Throw it or sell it to me and I'll throw it...
I still have stacks of ce qjs if you guys need any.
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Old 04-21-2016, 04:50 AM
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Are they the sticky icky kind?
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Old 04-21-2016, 12:44 PM
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What do the chemistry majors think about the prospect of storing it in a freezer?
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Old 04-21-2016, 02:02 PM
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I believe any disc materials would potentially absorb some degree of moisture over time. It's probably very low, but my guess is that freezing would not be great for long-term storage of discs for that reason.

The best bet is probably to keep them at a reasonably low (but not freezing) temperature, away from light. Heat will accelerate the process of any plasticizers leaching out of the disc. UV exposure will also break down the plastic structure over time, and allow plasticizers to leach out. So avoid those two conditions to maximize the life of the disc.

In the end, it's gonna happen no matter what you do. Plasticizers will want to move from an area of high concentration (inside the disc) to an area of low concentration (outside the disc). The disc will become weaker and more brittle as a result. You can slow the process, but you can't stop it.

Discs won't disintegrate on their own within your lifetime, but they'll certainly get too weak to take a tree hit.
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Old 04-21-2016, 02:23 PM
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I like my CE QJs less fancy. They take plenty of tree hits. Hell, I roll a couple of them.

But it is the 1.2s that really get me going. (Although a few of those are starting to leach as well.)
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I recognize a few of those as well!
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I believe any disc materials would potentially absorb some degree of moisture over time. It's probably very low, but my guess is that freezing would not be great for long-term storage of discs for that reason.

The best bet is probably to keep them at a reasonably low (but not freezing) temperature, away from light. Heat will accelerate the process of any plasticizers leaching out of the disc. UV exposure will also break down the plastic structure over time, and allow plasticizers to leach out. So avoid those two conditions to maximize the life of the disc.

In the end, it's gonna happen no matter what you do. Plasticizers will want to move from an area of high concentration (inside the disc) to an area of low concentration (outside the disc). The disc will become weaker and more brittle as a result. You can slow the process, but you can't stop it.

Discs won't disintegrate on their own within your lifetime, but they'll certainly get too weak to take a tree hit.
Entropy will get us all in the end.
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