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Storing used dye?

Postby RoomTenONine » Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:58 pm

What do you use to store rit that you've already mixed with water? I have a bunch of those 5 and 10 gallon HD plastic painters buckets that I thought about using because the lids are so good, but they would take up way too much space.
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Re: Storing used dye?

Postby Tim Red Beard » Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:22 pm

I bought 4 Rubber Maid containers at Target, the ones that have the rubber seal, they were the 5 cup ones. Perfect for the amount of water / dye I use. I just add a bit more powder to the black if I have let it sit for awhile to ensure super dark blacks.
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Re: Storing used dye?

Postby MR. WICK » Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:30 pm

Cool Whip containers is what I use
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Re: Storing used dye?

Postby marmoset » Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:54 pm

We buy 5 quart ice creams, eat the ice cream and then I have a nice, sealable plastic container (with a handle too!) to use for my dye.

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Re: Storing used dye?

Postby RoomTenONine » Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:04 pm

Thanks folks. I was just concerned about how tight the lids were. It seems that isn't too big of a deal. I'll pick up some tight sealing rubber-maid stuff.
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Re: Storing used dye?

Postby marmoset » Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:06 pm

Tight lids are important if you are rough with your containers. I baby mine so a super tight seal isn't as important.
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Re: Storing used dye?

Postby domromer » Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:08 pm

I just use the plastic 2 liter juice bottles.
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Re: Storing used dye?

Postby RoomTenONine » Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:41 pm

marmoset wrote:Tight lids are important if you are rough with your containers. I baby mine so a super tight seal isn't as important.


Yeah I'm not worried about me, but rather the damage to the floors should my toddler grab one.
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Re: Storing used dye?

Postby XvileX » Fri Jul 31, 2009 7:38 pm

I'm just using an empty 1 gallon milk jug.
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Re: Storing used dye?

Postby ChUcK » Sat Aug 01, 2009 9:44 am

I'd say the integrity of the container is extremely important. I use old peanut butter and jelly jars.
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Re: Storing used dye?

Postby AciDBatH666 » Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:58 pm

I use Lock and Locks. They're plastic containers with a rubber seal around the lip. And all 4 sides have clamps to lock it down.
There's pictures of em in the dye how to :)
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Re: Storing used dye?

Postby English101 » Sat Aug 01, 2009 7:37 pm

I just use disposable gladlock containers. As far as dropping them in the house. For starters, I do all dye work in the garage...the containers never enter the house. Heat it up in an stainless steel electric deep skillet (from goodwill) on a folding table. Solves most of the real "container" issues.
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Re: Storing used dye?

Postby RoomTenONine » Sun Aug 02, 2009 7:50 am

English101 wrote:I just use disposable gladlock containers. As far as dropping them in the house. For starters, I do all dye work in the garage...the containers never enter the house. Heat it up in an stainless steel electric deep skillet (from goodwill) on a folding table. Solves most of the real "container" issues.


I actually do all my work in the garage or workshop, but both have finished floors that I don't want stained. My little one likes to "help out" a lot so I can just see a flimsy lid and container as an issue.
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Re: Storing used dye?

Postby lilbuzjr » Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:52 pm

Can you just let the water evaporate and add hot water next time you use it?
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Re: Storing used dye?

Postby Luv2Disc » Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:35 pm

I use 32 oz V-8 Bottles, but I was wondering the other day how much of the dye soaks into the plastic? It obviously dyes the plastic but how much dye does the plastic soak up over time? I was thinking about maybe trying some kind of glass bottles, maybe like kettle one or smirnoff since they won't absorb the dye. Might just be a little ripped right now and in my own world.. :mrgreen:
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