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Jul 10, 2003, 06:57 AM
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If the car is in a recycler's yard, it is not the insurance company's car anymore - they sold it for salvage to the recycler.

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Jul 10, 2003, 07:11 AM
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Sodium Azide when mixed with water has some toxic properties which could result from trace amounts of Arsenic.
Heres a little info.

Section 6.5 from above link

Anyone know of any auto wrecker places in AZ?
Try a local bodyshop too..
Last edited by Rip-N-Burn; Jul 10, 2003 at 07:52 AM.
Jul 10, 2003, 07:19 AM
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Supposedly, in New Jersey (Motto: "Of the Lawyers, By the Lawyers, and For the Lawyers"), the airbags can't be tossed because

a) they are the property of the insurance company now, and
b) the insurance company retains them as "evidence" in case of a lawsuit

I have a 1' dia roll of 6" or 9" wide Kevlar. It was given to me by a guy who works for a paper roller manufacturer.



I have not heard of such a thing.

salvage is salvage .. monies are paid for haz waste removal and I suppose a retained system would only be for subrogation purposes.

Jul 10, 2003, 07:24 AM
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Thanks very much for the info.

When I was a teenager I was briefly exposed to Sodium Azide mixed with water.

What I couldn't figure out was, how a chemical NaN3, when combined with water H2O, could form anything that was toxic.

I have always attributed it to impurities that exist in the NaN3.

I'm now going to have to do some research on hydrazoic acid.

Thanks again.
Last edited by Martyn McKinney; Jul 10, 2003 at 07:39 AM.
Jul 10, 2003, 07:55 AM
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i have old airbags laying around all the time, i am a mechanic at a lincoln mercury garage and quite often the airbags are replaced under warranty for electrical failures on cars that are not wrecked. ford doesn't want them shipped back because the hazardous charge for UPS is too much when shipping bombs. all you have to do is rip the rubber cover off and cut the bag out with a carpet knife. then you get the nifty material without the bomb-powder all over it.

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