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wwbob

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1308 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: question finishing lacquer

I’m running out of 16 oz. (1/2 liter) paper cups I use with lacquer, mixing, holding the strainer, etc. The local stores don’t seem to carry paper cups any larger than 5 oz. Dixie cups. I tried one type of plastic cup and the cup color begin melting seeping into the lacquer, as I thought it might.

Any suggestions?

-- "I like the quiet I hear." - Channing, age 4


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closetguy

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#1 posted 1308 days ago

I use clear plastic cocktail cups that I buy from the local grocery store. They are only six ounces, but if you can find the same clear ones in what I call “roadie” cup size, you won’t have the color melt problem.

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cstrang

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#2 posted 1308 days ago

I use regular coffee cups I get at my local Tim Hortons (little plug there lol) They work fine for me, I also work at a cabinet shop and thats what the guys in the spray booth use as well. You should be able to buy a sleeve from your local coffee shop or just wash out some after your coffee is all gone.

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crank49

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#3 posted 1308 days ago

Cut the top off a cardboard quart milk carton, or any plastic bottle that is made of polyethelyne, the milky looking plastic. Poly is immune to all solvents as far as I know. That’s why nobody has ever come up with a glue for polyethelyne.

-- Michael :-{| ā€œIf you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.ā€ ā€• A H

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FirehouseWoodworking

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#4 posted 1308 days ago

Might try a local restaurant supply house. They may carry an appropriate size paper cup.

If you must go to a plastic cup, try the local convenience store. I won’t make any guarantees about the plastic, so you’ll have to experiment. The convenience store I most frequent (Quick Trip) has a number of different sizes and they have ounce graduation markings on the side of the cups. They seem to hold up well enough for what I use. They also have convenient snap-on lids that keeps stuff out of my mixtures.

Good luck! Cheers!

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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wwbob

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#5 posted 1306 days ago

At a local store I asked for plastic cups made with polyethelyne. No one even knew what polyethelyne was. So I bought cups marked with the recycle number “1”, and were marked with “PETE”. Lacquer thinner did not melt these cups. Yea, success.

Now I wonder why the manufacturer named the cups, Pete. I think Bob is a better name.

Bob

-- "I like the quiet I hear." - Channing, age 4

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Bob #2

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#6 posted 1306 days ago

haha!

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