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what do i do about leaking model paints? Answered

i have two midel paint jars, they dont have holes in them, but when they are tipped over, they leak. im putting them in a thing were all paints are tipped, so can anyone help me, to stop them from leaking.

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RavingMadStudios
RavingMadStudios

Best Answer 10 years ago

Three solutions:
1) find a rubber washer that fits into the lid snugly and glue it in, or cut a circle out of a sheet of rubber gasket material

2) Cut a circle of the appropriate size out of an old shoebox or cereal box and use that.

3) Stretch a small piece of cling wrap over the jar top, then screw on the lid


I have personally used 2 & 3 successfully, and I'm sure that #1 would also work. The downside to #3 is that you need new cling wrap every time you re-close the jar. It's cheap, though.

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RavingMadStudios
RavingMadStudios

Answer 10 years ago

Point of order - The observant will note that this is not actually three solutions at all, it's one: Add a gasket.

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lemonie
lemonie

10 years ago


What sort of jar are they (it matters)

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the poodleo
the poodleo

Answer 10 years ago

just the normal testors paint jars

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lemonie
lemonie

Answer 10 years ago


you can invert them for a moment, the layer of paint seals 'em afte a while.

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the poodleo
the poodleo

10 years ago

seandogue thanks my moms friend used to do models but he dosnt so he gave me all his paints but they were about 8 years old, most of them were good, but that explains it.

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Re-design
Re-design

10 years ago

The cardboard gasket in the cap is missing.

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the poodleo
the poodleo

Answer 10 years ago

honestly i throw those out when i get the paints. next paint i get ill keep it though. ty