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Old 05-22-2010, 05:05 AM   #1
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Default Can Paragon Ground Effects be stored in a plastic bottle?

I've never been a fan of the cans that Paragon Ground Effects comes in. It always seems to leak. I was going to buy an empty plastic dauber bottle like Sticky Fingers uses but wasn't sure if Paragon would eat through the plastic?
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Yummm paragon!
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I also want to know this. I have both the FX2 and Ground Effect, seems like the Ground Effect is more stronger than the FX2, I once spill a bit on my receiver, and casing is a bit deteriorate in shape, it does eat up plastics.
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I have seen it stored in a bottle that looks just like what Sticky Fingers comes in without issue.
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I put my Paragon in a used Bingo dauber bottle, No problems!
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Where can we buy these bottles that y'all speak of? I'd like to get one for the Jack gripper I have.
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I was looking at these:

http://www.enasco.com/product/SB39648J

not sure if there is a better alternative.
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I was looking at these:

http://www.enasco.com/product/SB39648J

not sure if there is a better alternative.
These look just like the "Sticky Fingers" bottles. Replaceable foam daubers if needed too. I ones we use around here are found at the local Casino where the Bingo players throw them away or save them for people like us. They come filled with colored ink but after you rinse them out with water, let dry and good to go. Also heard that these can be found at Craft stores as well.
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Be careful with where you get your bottles---they need to be flouredated--that allows you to put chemicals in them!! Some plastics WILL melt away if their not treated for chemical exposure.
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If you use or know of somebody that uses "Absorbine Jr" ask for the bottle when empty. It's either in glass or plastic container with a dabber.
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dabber is great idea. Somone one link one that is paragone safe. Or maybe there is a top that will fit right on the paragon can?
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has anyone asked or does anyone know, what major solvents/chemicals are in the traction compounds? with that info you can just hop on wikipedia and look up the plastic that can hold it. almost all plastic bottles will have a recycling symbol on them (the triangle with a number in it) to tell you which plastic it is.

here is the wikipedia article

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Be careful with where you get your bottles---they need to be flouredated--that allows you to put chemicals in them!! Some plastics WILL melt away if their not treated for chemical exposure.
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yup.. i bought a couple of bottles from Target from the travel section. both bottles melted away when i put my traction compounds in them.
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has anyone asked or does anyone know, what major solvents/chemicals are in the traction compounds? with that info you can just hop on wikipedia and look up the plastic that can hold it. almost all plastic bottles will have a recycling symbol on them (the triangle with a number in it) to tell you which plastic it is.

here is the wikipedia article

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recyclable_plastic
You and I will never know the composition of traction compounds. If we did, we'd be making our own!!!
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I too, have been looking for empty, suitable dauber bottles.

But, to the original issue of the cans leaking, I always take a screwdriver and pry off the plastic safety cap, leaving you with just a plain metal cap that's much easier to thread on the can straight, and tight enough that it won't leak, while still being easily removed.

The plastic safety cap on Paragon cans are horrible for getting the cap on straight, tight and then be able to remove again.
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