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Dilemma-milky or clear bottles

Discussion in 'General Airbrush Discussion' started by huskystafford, Feb 22, 2019.


  1. huskystafford

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    If you would order 100 or 200 pieces of small bottles, would you pick milky or clear ones? I don't know why, but I am under impression clear ones are harder to squeeze, but on other hand you can see inside. Maybe I'm under that impression cause of createx bottles, I really don't know. Or maybe I am just missing something. I know, question is rather stupid, but in my defense I rather ask then be sorry :)

    The second one is, does it matter, from what kinda plastic are those bottles made for water based paint. I would guess not, only if you use solvent right? I don't use solvents, but if I already asked about plastic I will shoot for solvents as well. Maybe someone will read this. What kinda plastic is good for solvents?
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    Decide whether you want to see or to squeeze better:)

    Two options comes into my mind - bottom bottles for an AB and paint storage. What's your intention of use?

    Even for solvents it does matter. Both PE and PP are solvent proof and nothing will ever happen to these plastics when solvents are inside, but there's something in the polymer properties concerning the solvent among these two.
    Never look at PS bottles if the solvents would be used in them.
    For WB paints it doesn't really matter what material is used for bottles.
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    I like to squeeze, but I also like to see what I am squeezing lol

    I would use it for AB colors, which I am mixing.
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    I could take milky ones and I just drop one drop of paint on the top of the lid!
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    The milky ones are definitely easier to squeeze...
    And this is what you’ll ‘see’
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    yea, I think it's a better idea if I go with milky ones. I could catalogue with help with my plastic cards, so it shouldn't matter if I just write number on plastic bottle. I would probably go bananas with clear hard ones. -.-

    I do have few milky ones at home already so I know what can I expect.

    I was thinking to go with something like this with long tip.
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07DJ5H...colid=22HUTYZII76NO&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it&th=1
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    The funnels are a a bonus lol
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    especially if I have a low sugar and my hands are shaking :D
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    Talking about low sugar, I would eat a cake now -.-
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    my doctor would kill me, if he would see this post...
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    Why...you were just showing the glass bottle at the bottom.
    Which is exactly what I buy at a dollar store. 6 for 1.25...I use them to mix small batches of color. And I have been cheap and washed them out after the painting is done...lollollol
    I also buy the 2oz milky plastic ones for my reducers and cleaners and they last forever.
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    Great here I was reading a nice post about bottles to use and now all,I can think about is that cake and I don't even like cake. But man does that one look good.
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    lol
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    I have option for milky ones like I posted and for clear ones like this :
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/PET-Clear-...hant-items&ie=UTF8&qid=1550889426&sr=1-9&th=1

    But I still wonder if there is a transparent bottle which is not hard. That would be awesome.

    You mentioned washing. I think this is great and I do the same for the ones I have right now. First off all we don't waste money and second, maybe even more important we don't produce/buy more plastic then we need to :p Oh you are buying glass ones, my bad :)
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    End of story. I ordered 200 pieces of milky ones and 200 pieces of clear ones. What the hell. I get like 4 Iwata ones for that money. So even if I would throw 200 of the ones which I don't like in the garbage, I would still be good. And I'm gonna send Jacky bunch of funnels lol Hm... probably that cake would be better idea :laugh:

    I think I'm good for few years now with friking bottles.
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    You’d best send funnels cos we both know that cake ain’t making it out of your house !!
    Even if it did I suspect @Jurien72 would hijack it and take what’s left to @Power581 place
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    I have a couple of these bottles.
    10ml E-liquid Empty Bottle Needle Bottle for Electronic Cigarette Dripper.
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    3 drops from this. is approximately equal to 1 drop from a twistcab bottle.
    Easy to mix small amount of paint. I got them from AliExpress.
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    yep, you are very good with airbrushing. I'm not surprised you are using bottles for micro surgery lol

    Are they hard to squeeze? Looks like you bought clear ones.
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    They are a little harder.
    But that can also be because they are a lot smaller (have the 10 ml bottles)
    I have no problems with it. They are also widely used for glue.
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    I ordered 10 ml ones. I guess I can't lose for that price.
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    If somebody would sell/ make conversion set for my Bcs and 10ml bottles, that would be crazy good...
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