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450 Gram Silica Gel

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Silica Gel 450 G - 002 Units

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Description:

Silica Gel prevents condensation. And prevents rust, mildew, corrosion and spoilage before they begin. Ideal for gun, camera and telescope cases, tool boxes, silver drawers, safes, display cabinets, gun chests, storage containers, plus more. Built-in indicator turns from blue to pink when reactivation is needed. Easily reactivates in a conventional oven. Order ONLINE Today! AVAILABLE SEPARATELY: 40 Gram Silica Gel - word search in our Store for 'Silica Gel'. 450 Gram Silica Gel... Protects 33 cu. ft. of enclosed space. 4 1/2 x 2 x 7" corrugated carton.

Features:
  • Helps to keep moisture away from your valuables.

  • Can adsorb 15 percent of its weight in water vapor in 2 hours.

  • Reduces condensation and remains dry even during humid, damp conditions.

  • Prevents rust, mildew, corrosion and spoilage before they begin.

  • The 450 gram carton measures 4 1/2" x 2" x 7". Covers an area of 33 CU. FT. of enclosed space.

Product Details:
Product Weight: 1.7 pounds
Package Length: 7.1 inches
Package Width: 4.8 inches
Package Height: 2.2 inches
Package Weight: 2.95 pounds
Average Customer Rating: based on 22 reviews
Customer Reviews:
Average Customer Review:4.0 ( 22 customer reviews )
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31 of 32 found the following review helpful:

4It works  Dec 20, 2008
By Jase
It's true, you won't get the little metal box that is pictured alongside the desiccant. What you will get is a coarse fabric bag with the desiccant beads and a box that it all goes in. The box is supposed to tell you when to go and dehydrate the desiccant.

Here's what I recommend:
Throw the box away.
Use the bag only because you can see the indicator beads through the coarseness of the fabric.
Put it in your safe (or whatever)
Purchase a cheap $6 hygrometer to also keep in your safe
When the desiccant needs to be dehydrated, you will see pink beads.
Pour the beads into a cookie pan.
I think the instructions call for pretty high temps -- I, however, set the oven on 250 degrees, and find that within an hour or so all of the indicator beads are back to blue and ready to go.

Anyone using a safe absolutely must have some sort of drying agent or you are asking for mold and deterioration. Fire safes, at the time of sell, contain a lot of moisture, and their instructions will tell you as much.

I have a small safe. A single application of the product will get the humidity down to 20%. When the safe was brand new, I had to dehydrate the desiccant within a week. Then I went three weeks. Then I went two months. A year later, I find that I need to dehydrate the desiccant only about every three months or so (depending on how frequently I open the safe).

9 of 9 found the following review helpful:

4Silica Gel  Jul 17, 2006
By Mark White
I am using the Silica in my gun safe in Florida. It went a little less than a month before needing to be rechareged. Seems to be keeping the safe dry.

1 of 1 found the following review helpful:

4Metal container not included!  Feb 04, 2008
By Patrick
I put silica gel inside my camera bag to keep my cameras dry.

Note that you will not receive the metal container shown in the photo. It only comes with the 40g package. Also note that the "built-in indicator" is just a piece of paper. The silica gel can last for a very long time but probably not the indicator.

I was actually looking for silica gel that is blue in color by itself, which turns pink when it's time to bake it. When I saw the words "built-in indicator" I thought that's what it meant. I'm going to order the ones I want somewhere else....

1 of 1 found the following review helpful:

5Metal container(s) not included  Feb 11, 2010
By Amazon Customer
This seems to work quite good but the product is not entirely as pictured.

The product is a gray cardboard box (pictured) with a cloth bag inside filled with silica pellets, the box has a hole on the front, rear, and 3 on the bottom for viewing the included quality indicator papers. The box and bag are very easy to open and the product works very well.

There is no metal canister or tin.

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Would buy again!

3I have a small gun safe and a little after ...  Jul 06, 2014
By William S.
I have a small gun safe and a little after a month I haven't noticed much. I have both this 450 Gram Silica Gel and a Winchester heating bar (dehumidifier). My gun safe still says 65 which is what my basement is at. Not sure what others are talking about when they say indicator beads. I opened my bag and they are all just clear beads. No ping or blue. I did throw away the paper indicator so now I don't know if they need charged or not.

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