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Old 05-01-2017, 11:23 AM
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So does anyone have any secrets in keeping silicone oils from leaking? I know setting them upright will keep them from leaking but that isn't always an option.




I have tried to put plastic wrap over the hole then screw the lids on and I still get a zip lock with oil in it. I have also tried the blue hats Associated comes with. I have tightened them so tight that I have broken lids.


I just hate having oil on my hands because I am in a wheelchair and that silicone residue resides for days after I have cleaned my handrails off. So I am just looking for some ideas.
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I keep all my fluids upright in a Tupperware, at least when they do leak it's contained. You might try motor spray or some similar solvent or lava soap on your hands to remove residue.
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Like you I've tried just about everything to seal shock oil bottles so they won't leak if they're laying down or fall over in my box. Nothing works. The best you can do is keep them upright 100% of the time. I hate to spend the money but I'm about ready to buy something like this..

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Originally Posted by anthonyscardina View Post
I keep all my fluids upright in a Tupperware, at least when they do leak it's contained. You might try motor spray or some similar solvent or lava soap on your hands to remove residue.
yeah motorspray works a little bit but not quite well. Silicone needs an aromatic solvent. Which also cause cancer lol. I am guessing gloves will be my only solution moving forward.
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Originally Posted by bdmpastx View Post
yeah motorspray works a little bit but not quite well. Silicone needs an aromatic solvent. Which also cause cancer lol. I am guessing gloves will be my only solution moving forward.
I'd say either gloves or getting that bag that Racer linked. I purchase automotive rubber gloves in bulk and use them whenever I deal with fluids just because I hate having oily hands lol.
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