Originally Posted by Carcharhinus
Are those ones in particular any good, or am I just getting the same thing with aluminium tubes no matter where I get them from?
They're serviceable, at best.
I had to get empty tubes to tube up my value scale of gray paints, and bought these.
The good: they're the only ones I can find that weren't too big or too small.
The bad: several have sprung leaks where I regularly crimp up the bottom as the tube empties.
Many caps get stripped when there's even just a little bit of paint in the threads of the tube; I'm glad they package them in a box of 48, because I've had to change caps maybe 5 or 6 times in the year and a half of owning these.
If I had to buy more empty tubes, I'd look around a lot more to see if I can find a different brand, but if I couldn't find others I guess I'd buy more of these. They're so cheap and, for me, give me more than I really need, so the extra caps come in handy.