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squeeze bottle for solvents
Posted by ugamodels on Tuesday, August 08, 2017 10:17 PM

Can anyone recommend small (2 to 4 oz) squeeze or dropper bottles that will work with acetone, lacquer thinner, and denatured alcohol? Or at least what plastic works? Acetone evaporates so fast, I want something that really seals tight. I have tried deciphering plastic types, but it makes my head hurt. 

I type on a tablet. Please excuse the terseness and the autocorrect. Not to mention the erors. 

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Posted by jeffpez on Wednesday, August 09, 2017 6:28 AM

Three or four years ago I cleaned out a used dishwashing detergent bottle from the kitchem and put some lacquer thinner in it. I was concerned it would warp or melt but I'm still using it with no damage. It makes it easier than opening the can and pouring some out, there's no mess but you can't get a drop or two. There's also been no odor or evaporation assumimg I remember to snap the cap closed. I now have added another one for mineral spirits and one for windex. 

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Posted by Got Plastic? on Wednesday, August 09, 2017 9:02 AM

I use the old style ketchup and mustard squeeze bottles. Walmart has them for .99 cents a piece. They are clear in color and I mark them with a black sharpie pen. I have the same four I purchased 3 years ago. Good luck

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Posted by ecotec83 on Wednesday, August 09, 2017 5:34 PM

A bit small but flex-i-file makes a 1/2 oz i drop applicator bottle for solvents and glues.

Might look into laboratory supplies to, a lot of plastics used there are chemical/solvent resistant.  

Check out this link of plastic chemical resistances, 

http://www.plasticsintl.com/plastics_chemical_resistence_chart.html

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Posted by ejhammer on Wednesday, August 09, 2017 6:07 PM

Try here - everything you ever wanted. PET and PETG are the better plastics for solvents. Can get flip top dispenser spouts for them too.

https://www.usplastic.com/catalog/item.aspx?itemid=121342&catid=530

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Posted by modelmaker66 on Thursday, August 10, 2017 2:35 AM

Hobby lobby sells bottles with needle tips in their model section for solvents like acetone, lacquer thinners, styrene cements, That may be a start. You can also search Amazon and they have that same things there too. Let us know what you find.

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Posted by ugamodels on Friday, August 11, 2017 8:12 PM

I have some of clear ketchup style but mine don't seal well enough for acetone. 

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Posted by ugamodels on Friday, August 11, 2017 9:17 PM

Amazon is certainly the easy choice. I have to decide between 2 oz and 4 oz bottles. Acetone evaporates so fast. But I wonder about knocking over the smaller bottles more.

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Posted by GlennH on Saturday, August 12, 2017 10:45 AM

ugamodels

Amazon is certainly the easy choice. I have to decide between 2 oz and 4 oz bottles. Acetone evaporates so fast. But I wonder about knocking over the smaller bottles more.

 

Maybe get the larger and find something to take up space. Small marbles, BB's, clean pebbles...

I guess you are trying to keep the level as high to the rim as possible?

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Posted by bstarr3 on Monday, August 21, 2017 5:18 PM

Modelpaintsol.com is a great website that sells lots of repurposed lab equipment for use in painting.  He also sells Mission Models paints and high-end airbrushes.  I bought some MM paints and a few other odds and ends from him recently and was pleased with the speed of service and personalized touch.  He threw in a bag of pipettes to my order, which was nice.  Here's a link to some of the bottles he sells.  I bought the sample pack and have been pleased with them. 

 

https://modelpaintsol.com/model-painting/bottles

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Posted by ugamodels on Monday, August 21, 2017 8:41 PM

Thanks that looks great!

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Posted by ugamodels on Thursday, August 31, 2017 10:21 PM

Just got my order of medium and large bottles, and he threw in a sample bag of bottles. This was certainly nice, but if he is trying it as a marketing ploy, I would think he should add something different than was purchased. But still, it's a nice gesture. 

Now to see how well they seal and stop evaporation. 

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Posted by modelmaker66 on Thursday, August 31, 2017 10:31 PM

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Posted by Bakster on Saturday, September 02, 2017 12:46 PM

ugamodels

Can anyone recommend small (2 to 4 oz) squeeze or dropper bottles that will work with acetone, lacquer thinner, and denatured alcohol? Or at least what plastic works? Acetone evaporates so fast, I want something that really seals tight. I have tried deciphering plastic types, but it makes my head hurt. 

 

You can try this place too.

https://www.sciplus.com

 

 

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Posted by Retired In Kalifornia on Saturday, September 02, 2017 8:21 PM

ugamodels

Can anyone recommend small (2 to 4 oz) squeeze or dropper bottles that will work with acetone, lacquer thinner, and denatured alcohol? Or at least what plastic works? Acetone evaporates so fast, I want something that really seals tight. I have tried deciphering plastic types, but it makes my head hurt. 

 

I paint with enamels but use Testors Semi-Gloss Clear for top coat, currently using age-old Testors Lacquer Thinner bottle to hold Klean Strip-brand thinner, dropper to thin & mix the clear.

California isn't "modeler friendly" when it comes to oil-based paints, am in rush to get my kit backlog cleared out before it gets hard to locally buy paints I regularly use.

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