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Old 02-02-2004, 09:45 AM   #1
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I'm all the time looking for something small, and disposable on which to mix two-part glues. The perfect solution dawned on me the other day while I was rebuilding one of my backup lights:



If I determine it will work with a soda can, I think I'll send it to "Heloise"
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Old 02-02-2004, 10:14 AM   #2
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Great idea!
Would this work with fiberglas resin?
It think it would make large projects a lot of fun.
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Old 02-02-2004, 10:33 AM   #3
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No, you'd need a keg for that much resin...When do we start?
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Old 02-02-2004, 11:34 AM   #4
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I'll help with getting the keg ready !
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Old 02-02-2004, 03:34 PM   #5
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[If I determine it will work with a soda can, I think I'll send it to "Heloise"]

Good idea - but you would have to actually find a soda can first! The one in your post was NOT a soda can (just in case you were confused)
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Old 02-02-2004, 04:16 PM   #6
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Oh yeah...I've been building flyrods off and on for a couple of years and I use these to mix the small amounts of epoxy in. It's best to empty cold contents before using as a mixing tray.

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I dunno FF -- from my experience too large a pot mix has problems from the exothermic heat of reaction. Leaving the liquid in would be a good heat sink.... (pay no attention to the green skin, bumps and antennae).

I've still got quite a stockpile of small plastic yogurt containers from when my kids were still in high school. I keep seeing aluminum can themes in working on our aluminum trailers... It figures!

Make sure not to use waxed anything with epoxy -- paper cups, etc. It will give you unpredictable problems with bonding.
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Old 02-02-2004, 08:08 PM   #8
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I mix 2 part epoxy on a small PIECE OF PAPER like a post-it-note.

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Old 02-02-2004, 08:08 PM   #9
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Good idea but just Looks like another cyber beer can. I'll just mix my compounds using your can picture on my laptop screen. Should work at least once.
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i think a miller can would work better!

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Old 02-03-2004, 01:03 AM   #11
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An Old IBM formatted CD makes a great mixing surface too.
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AOL is now sending out their free Intro software in a flat tin can. Before sending it to file 13, save the can for mixing ...

By the way, does any one brand work better than another ... is Milwaukee's Best any better than Mabel's Black Label?
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Near tragedy almost occurred last week when I dropped a bottle of Walbernize from the top shelf and split the bottle's bottom. Thinking it was worth a shot, I hot-glued the 3/4 inch split. Success! No leaks.

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Oh yeah...I've been building flyrods off and on for a couple of years and I use these to mix the small amounts of epoxy in. It's best to empty cold contents before using as a mixing tray.

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So that is why these empties are still "sticking" around

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