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Old 06-19-2017, 03:31 PM
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Best leak proof palette cups with lids?

For those of you who have lucked into finding a brand of clip on metal palette cups with screw on lids that don't leak, please share your source. I would like to find something about the diameter of an old style silver dollar that has a spring clip on the bottom and an air tight seal that doesn't break down with exposure to OMS and Oil of Spike.

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Old 06-19-2017, 09:03 PM
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Re: Best leak proof palette cups with lids?

I have not seen anything 100 percent leak proof. There are metal cups with lid, but they contain a plastic piece that is easily damaged by turpentine.

https://www.amazon.com/Darice-Stainl...+cups+with+lid

https://www.amazon.com/Guerrilla-Pai...SR7BW928RTWE6X
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Re: Best leak proof palette cups with lids?

None of the medium dippers I’ve had stand up to terpentine though all of them stand up to Liquin.
Just take out the rubber seal before putting into service and replace it with cardboard which if cut accurately does not leak. I never use OMS or White Spirits in my mediums.

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Re: Best leak proof palette cups with lids?

That was what I had found with a web search - none of them are leak proof if you have solvents in the mix. I was hoping that there was one I had missed that was well made. It appears that they need to use solvent proof gasket seals rather than the cheap rubber ones that comes with them.
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Re: Best leak proof palette cups with lids?

I tried a bunch and gave up on them and just use an open cup, then pour it back into a medium bottle after using it.
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Re: Best leak proof palette cups with lids?

I bought these metal screw containers online .. put turps in one of them for my cigar box plein air setup .. does not leak at all. They come in different sizes if you need a bigger one. However .. they do not have a clip.. I used velcro tabs.

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Re: Best leak proof palette cups with lids?

The best and cheapest I've found were at Michaels (if you live int he US). They're the size you're looking for. All metal (with one round plastic piece in the lid). They screw on tightly, although I've not tested leakage by holding them upside down.

Look for the half-off coupon online.
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Old 06-22-2017, 05:27 PM
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Re: Best leak proof palette cups with lids?

Thanks everyone for your comments and tips!
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