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Polytranspar Bottles Leaking!

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by slabbandit, Aug 13, 2020.

  1. slabbandit

    slabbandit Active Member

    Most of my paints are Lifetone lacquers. I have a few that are Polytranspar and everytime I shake them to mix them up they leak badly out of the thread area. Does this happen a lot or do I need to get some different caps for my bottles?
  2. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

    Lol yep I just use some electric tape around the threaded end and shout for joy no more abstract paint jobs on myself
    JL and Clew like this.

  3. joeym

    joeym Old Murphey

    I have a small battery operated paint stirrer I bought from Badger. Its awesome. I use it every day.
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  4. slabbandit

    slabbandit Active Member

    Yea Frank, It's very frustrating to grab one, shake it a little, and have paint all over the outside of the bottle!
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  5. antlermike

    antlermike Active Member

    The paint mixer is well worth it
  6. JL

    JL Taxidermist for 64 years

    My biggest complaint with Polytranspar is with the new cap. They had flip tops before and those worked as well as anything, but now the whole top lifts and breaks off. Wish they would go back to the flip tops. Lifetone caps are better in my opinion but I like transpar lacquer better.
  7. slabbandit

    slabbandit Active Member

    I just ordered some Lifetone and Polytranspar Lacquers today. I hope the lids don't give me too much trouble leaking on the Polytranspars. I guess I need to invest in a small mixer.