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thewanderess
08-18-2003, 05:31 PM
Alright here's the thing:
On one of my little tubes the paint has dried up and stuck the cap to the tube, and there's no way I can get the cap off. :( Any tips? I once read something about putting it in hot water? Won't that ruin the paint??:confused:
dina

xavier
08-18-2003, 05:39 PM
Hold the top collar of the tube and use a pair of pliers gently!

gill
08-18-2003, 10:44 PM
I keep pliers in my paint box, some brands rarely stick while others just seem to do it overnight. You need to hold it up where the tube is solid when using the pliers or it will rip.
good luck,
gill

imlayte
08-19-2003, 12:04 AM
Heat the cap then use pliers.

Howard

thewanderess
08-19-2003, 06:41 AM
hi guys
thanks for the suggestions. I'll go try the pliers then
cheers
dina

shirleyq
08-20-2003, 06:22 PM
When you use pliers on a stuck cap, it sometimes helps to turn it clockwise first............sounds crazy, but it works:) by the way water won't hurt the paint.

Bobbo
08-20-2003, 09:24 PM
Just put the tube in some hot water,and try again!

Keith Russell
08-21-2003, 01:45 AM
Greetings:

Wrap the cap in a towel first, and the pliers won't damage the cap as much.

Also, ammonia dissolves acrylic paint. Make a diluted solution (3 parts water, 1 part ammonia--what I use to clean airbrushes and my regular brushes too) and use that to loosen a really stubborn cap...

K