# How Do I Deactivate/"Get Rid Of" a Primer Ingredient/Mixture With most primer recipes - good ol' fashion water and a spray bottle will render most primer ingredients harmless.   There is an exception to this (See \*\*\* below).  Seal the ingredient to prevent evaporation.   Inspect the seal.   Primers (primer ingredients) hate moisture.      But this can be a temporary measure if the material is accidently left exposed to the air - the original problem will resurface. **Divide and Conquer**: It should make sense to divide the contents into 'say' 20 ziplocks.   If a problem exists - the negative effects will be signicantly diminished. **\* \* \* Let's think about This**: If the material is Eph 20 mixed - if kept dry - it is innert and safe to handle.    Adding water to this particular blend will actually permanently activate the compound and the material must be kept perpetually  moist to be safely handled.   Once eph 20 dries - the substance created is lead nitratohypophosphite.    This is the desirable explosive substance safely stored in our primers/cups.   It has been nicknamed 'Go Juice'. **Permanent Disposal:** Careful: Household Lye is a strong base.     This is an outdoor activity.   These instructions will permanent destroy most any primer ingredient/recipe. Household lye  disolved  in hot water can be extremely dangerous if it comes in direct contact with exposed skin.  Read the labels thoroughly before conducting this exercise. Wear nitrile gloves, face and eye protection, and suitable clothing. Strategically place at least a gallon of water for easy access.    Household vinegar will also weaken the effects of lye should a spill occur.     If a spill occurs flush with plenty of water and vinegar. Heat 200ml of water in a 1000 - 2000 ml beaker (or suitable sized beaker).    Dissolve in the beaker 15 grams of household lye.    Heat until fully dissolved and plenty hot. Add the primer ingredients to the beaker. Stir with stir rod thoroughly. Let it sit for 15 to 30 minutes.    Flush contents down the drain with plenty of water. If this is a concern: Evaporate the liquid portion and ziplock the solids.    Locate the hazmat facility in your area for proper disposal.