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Plastikote lids sticking
« on: August 14, 2007, 08:42:41 AM »

Hy Guys,
On checking my jars of Plastikote paints, I find that several of the tops have stuck solid, any one got any ideas how to unstick them, I dont want to pierce the tops or break the glass, as only a little has been used from each one. ???
Many thanks in advance
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Re: Plastikote lids sticking
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2007, 05:50:28 PM »

Warm the pots up in warm water them gte some boiling water pour over the lid grip hard TIGHTEN the lid first and then open it works for me so it should for you Stavros
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Re: Plastikote lids sticking
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2007, 05:51:59 PM »

i have that trouble often, the paint gets between the lid and the jar, my trick is a self-gripping wrench on the jar and one on the lid, grip with both, add motr pressure to the lid and twist, failing that, a screwdriver under the thread usually works
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Re: Plastikote lids sticking
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2007, 05:54:57 PM »

i have that trouble often, the paint gets between the lid and the jar, my trick is a self-gripping wrench on the jar and one on the lid, grip with both, add motr pressure to the lid and twist, failing that, a screwdriver under the thread usually works
Bit dangerous with glass jars wouldn't you say ?  ???
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Re: Plastikote lids sticking
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2007, 05:56:25 PM »

rich, you dont add THAT MUCH pressure, just enough to hold the jar steady, besides have you seen how thick those jars are! 
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Re: Plastikote lids sticking
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2007, 06:12:48 PM »

   Having had this trouble with my paint containers I nowdo the following,   As soon as I get home with my latest purchase of paint I unscrew the top and place a piece of clingfilm over the top of the container and screw the lid back on.... ergo! no more sticking tops, also when the container is half full I keep all of them 'Upside down', that way when I come to use them the hard skin that forms will always be on the bottom of the container.    bigH
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Re: Plastikote lids sticking
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2007, 07:41:58 PM »

Thanks Guys,
I apreciate you all getting back to me, Stavros , you are the one everybody holds in repect concerning paints, so I will do what you say, I will let you know how I get on.
Ghost, I will use the screwdriver as a last resort and re=tin the paint
Big H, that sounds a good idea with the cling film, will definately do that from now on.
 Cheers Guys
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Stavros

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Re: Plastikote lids sticking
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2007, 07:30:31 AM »

Bosun forgot to add as soon as you have opened the lid clean it up with white spirti and also the jar Stavros
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Re: Plastikote lids sticking
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2007, 08:15:13 AM »

Hy Guys
Have done what Stavros suggested,  re the boiling water method and it has worked a treat, well done mate .
many thanks
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Re: Plastikote lids sticking
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2007, 07:27:08 PM »

Lord what can I say well when you are as good as me what can you say Stavros
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