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I was given a partially filled drum of sealer about 30 years ago and never used it. I suspect it was possibly water based because I was advised not to let it freeze (???). Is it possible this is still usable? If not how would I dispose of it. I think there's 10 - 20 gallons of the stuff. We have a business parking lot that is gravel - could it be spread out on this maybe to help keep dust down?

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Jeff,
I really doubt it is any good.
I am sure it has separated and evaporated to a point that you'll never be able to mix it back to it's original viscosity.

You can try heating it up, (please open the barrel first), then try to mix it as best you can and pour a little in a small spot of that gravel lot to see if it adheres, if it does OK on the gravel, then, that would be the only place I'd use it.

If that doesn't work, you can call Safety Kleen, they'll dispose of it for you.

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Remodel and rehab contractor from 1979 to 1993 specializing in restaurant remodel and home restoration. Jobsite troubleshooter assisting residential contractors through KA Components, Mid America Truss, and Kerkhoff Associates from 1993 until 2002. Contractors' consultant 1990 to present. Used as a construction expert in the local court system. Registered contractor with The Fedral Government, FEMA and several insurance companies. Master Carpenter at Table Talk Ministries a non-profit organization aimed at making free home repairs for those who could not ohterwise afford to have them done.

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