Stinky screwdrivers

Pete Lancashire pete at
Mon Jan 9 17:04:07 CST 2017

Do a Google search on

cellulose acetate butyrate

the 'stink' is mostly acetic acid and as it has been stated, the key
is ACID, think what would happen if you poured a cup of white vinegar
inside you favorite classic.

Yea not a bad but the idea is the same.

I emailed the Apex Tool Group a year ago and their response was live
with the coating, which became a challenge. You can't clean them but
you can buff the handles and then polish. But there is no way to stop
the chemical reaction.

Saying that, does not explain why I have some "Parks Metal Ware"
drivers that have not decayed.


On Mon, Jan 9, 2017 at 2:31 PM, Ethan Dicks <ethan.dicks at> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 9, 2017 at 4:17 PM, Pete Turnbull <pete at> wrote:
>> On 09/01/2017 20:30, Ethan Dicks wrote:
>>> Esters... we mixed a variety of alcohols with a variety of fatty acids
>>> and let the audience smell the results... it was all fun and games
>>> until I spilled 200ml of Butyric Acid on myself...  :-P  )
>> Ooooh!  I know that smell.  And it doesn't come off easily!
> I was just put out because they sent me home but wouldn't let me take
> the bus.  I had to wait for my mother to pick me up.
> -ethan

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