Originally Posted by contumacious
Update for extra sticky lids.
I have one bottle of alkyd medium that no matter how clean I get the lid and the bottle top it likes to glue itself shut. It was so hard to open today that even with two screws through the lids the screws were twisting as I turned the outer lid.
Fix for this - pop the outer cap off and put some kind of construction glue or hot glue inside the outer cap, then run the two screws through both caps. Rock solid.
Well, "pop the outer cap off" is the major job that most of us seem to be trying to avoid. Every time I manage to remove the outer cap it is usually in pieces by the time I get it off, and I couldn't possibly put it back on.
I'm truly interested to know how you pop the outer cap off.
I do what Sid Bledsoe recommended in another thread: I break/cut off the outer cap (nearly any way I can), and then I file, or sand down the protruding, objectionable edges that exist on the inner cap. That works very well.
Does this subject ever get anyone thinking just how ridiculous all this is? Some regulation created by some "nanny-state" type of government has dictated that for safety's sake and the protection of children, that caps should be made in such a fashion that children cannot remove them, thus causing them to be totally inacessable to responsible adults . And, by so doing, this regulation has caused normal, responsible people to be forced to devise ways of circumventing such ridiculous design, by literally re-building, and re-designing the caps, so that children actually could open them, if they wanted to.
I just find that amusing.