Brock Strasser used to sell conversion kits years ago. Here is a portion of a Q & A where he gives his version of how the whole “binder and glue” story got started. I have no idea if it is accurate…
Q: I saw in one of your posts to a message board somewhere that your version of “Magic Dissolving Liquid” in your Fina kit only contains benzyl alcohol with a smidgen of benzyl benzoate. The other person selling Fina kits says that your kit won’t remove all the glue and talc from the pellets. I don’t want to inject glue or talc and I bet nobody else does either, so why can’t you make a kit that removes these things?
A: The idea that Finaplix (or Component TH) pellets contain talc and/or glue used to “hold the pellets together” was started by the late Dan Duchaine. Dan didn’t possess any real knowledge about pharmaceutical compounding so he guessed that something was needed to hold the pellets together and that “something” was talc and glue.
He never defined exactly what “glue” was either. I mean, are we talking about the remains of Mr. Ed here or are we talking about Krazy Glue? These ideas, despite being erroneous, soon spread like gospel in the underground world. However, it’s untrue, a total fabrication, and utter bullshit because Finaplix and Component TH contain neither talc nor liquefied Mr. Ed residue!
Both of these types of anabolic pellets contain yellow dye #5, methyl-cellulose (MC) and trenbolone acetate. That’s all, folks! The pellets are compressed under extreme pressure (as are most pellets and tablets) and no “glue” is used, other than the extreme pressure. None of the kits on the market remove the yellow dye and one could argue that the other guy’s kit does remove the MC and mine does not (MC is what causes the “gooey residue” in the other kit).
However, MC is essentially harmless. Don’t believe me? MC is used as a surfactant in Testosterone suspension and Winstrol-V. It keeps your stanozolol and Testosterone from clumping up and sticking to the insides of the bottle. Now I know someone is going to start an argument with me here and post all over the place that I’m wrong and that I’m only saying the pellets don’t contain talc or glue because my kit sucks and won’t remove that stuff.[/quote]
…I would think the MC is not oil soluble, or not very much so, that is just a guess. There is a contributor/poster here that seems to believe BB will not increase the solubility of MC all that much, while the addition of BA would significantly so.