Jump to content
Dick Nite Storage Containers
17 replies to this topic
Posted 09 April 2009 - 02:38 PM
Anyone have some containers that are working to store Dick Nite clearcoat? I have a quart and need to break it down into smaller containers. I have been looking at some jars with metal lids but they all have a thin plastic liner on the inside of the lid. I'm worried the DN will break down that plastic and ruin the clearcoat.
Posted 09 April 2009 - 04:04 PM
I use 16 oz salsa jars with plastic lined metal tops and haven't had any problem with them so far. Size of the jar depends on whether you plan to brush or dip. If you brush, I suggest smaller jars.
Posted 09 April 2009 - 08:41 PM
I brush mine on and only make a few baits at a time , so I use a small amount at one time . I open a can and place all the contents into little 1 oz glass bottles with plastic lined lids .. Also I tape the lid over to eliminate any air getting in .. Seems to work really good and I can store 15 to 20 bottles at one time and havent had any problems yet
Posted 09 April 2009 - 11:36 PM
I looked around tonight at Wal-Mart and ended up buying some baby food jars..........they are 2oz each with metal lids, hope they work! Bought chicken flavor hoping the cat will eat it, lol.
Posted 11 April 2009 - 12:38 AM
PTFE plastic bottles work well. The plain caps have foam inserts that seal them well. Just be sure to keep the DN out of the threads or you'll either glue the bottle shut, or it'll cure in the threads of the cap and could get inside the bottle.
Posted 11 April 2009 - 02:22 AM
Wayupnorth's idea of a ziploc bag gave me an idea. The hanging drip bags used in hospitals would be perfect. I doubt that they could be sourced other than a nurse contact. They usually contain nothing more noxious than salty water.
Posted 11 April 2009 - 01:29 PM
I put about half the container in babyfood jars and the other half into some canning jars. I then ran electrical tape tightly around the base of each lid and put all of them in a sealed coffee can. They seem to be sealed up well, I think I will be ok.
Posted 11 April 2009 - 08:32 PM
Vodkaman, your idea intrigues me. I checked on a google search, but couldn't find much, except to buy them in bulk and from China. They would probably be ideal, though, if you can get your hands on them.
Posted 11 April 2009 - 08:37 PM
I think Dick should check it out. If it works, he should offer the bag as an alternative or extra.
Posted 11 April 2009 - 09:14 PM
Dick said (on here) he was going to check this and the 3M bags out about 12 months ago, but not a peep since, must be still selling heaps, so why bother. Cynical, you bet I am. pete
Posted 12 April 2009 - 06:58 AM
Get them from a little local Craft Store .. Works Great
Posted 21 April 2009 - 02:02 AM
Glad you brought this up! I did check into those bags, and the suppliers either a) were too proud of their product ($$$) to the point it would make the retail price unacceptable, or required purchases in quantities that would break my bank...
I did ask a couple of my vendors to source similar bags for me, but neither of them could come up with anything useable. The one that I got a sample of would work, were it not for the extreme thickness of the bag - made it extremely difficult to work with.
I am still on the lookout - not just for these, but for any other packaging alternative that would make our product easier and more economical to use.
Sorry I didn't respond here earlier to this - it really did slip my mind after the initial failed searching and sample.
I will revisit this with my packaging vendors and see if they can come up with anything now. Afterall, in this economy, manufacturers are getting much easier to work with!
Posted 21 April 2009 - 05:18 PM
Dick - thank's for your reply, with such a good product, it's a shame there is not a simple solution to keeping the moisture out -I have no doubt someone will come up with a container which is suitable, cheap and readily available, the 'zip lok' bag sounds like a good start, and I might get around to trying a wine cask (bag) one day, but at $55 for a pint here it is a pretty expensive experiment.pete
Posted 21 April 2009 - 08:08 PM
I take that back, just checked and the one I am using I lost half of it.