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Old October 17, 2009, 02:05 PM   #1
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Solvent Bottles Leaking

Does anyone have some suggestions how you can keep Cleaning solvent and Copper Solvent Bottles from leaking? I have tried to set things up to stay upright in my range bag but at least one bottle tips over and leaks out and makes a mess - regardless of how tight I tighten the caps.

There has got to be a better way to secure these cleaning supplies where they won't leak.

Maybe some way to add O rings or better gasket.

Wondering if anyone else has had this problem.
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Old October 17, 2009, 05:38 PM   #2
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Yea. I solved that problem by not taking them to the range. I got so tired of it that I just leave them in the garage until I get back home.
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Old October 17, 2009, 06:01 PM   #3
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Put them into glass jars, if you must take to the range...I did using my wife's spice bottles.... the soy sauce puts out the right amount of #9 hoppes for my cleaning techniqie.
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Old October 18, 2009, 09:59 PM   #4
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Leaking Bottles

Thanks for the feedback.

I think I will try to come up with a solution for this since I need to tote some of these bottles with me during benchrest outings - and I am tired of the mess, too.

Will report back if I am successful.
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Old October 18, 2009, 10:18 PM   #5
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Use a backpacking stove aluminum fuel bottle. It does hold quite a bit, so that may not be convenient, but won't leak a drop. I've carried gasoline and Coleman™ fuel all over the southeast backpacking and never had a leak. They get sideways, upside down, all kinds of crazy positions with nary a leak. You'll have to research the solvent/aluminum compatiblity.

MSR Fuel bottles:http://cascadedesigns.com/MSR/Stoves...ottles/product

Less expensive, same kind of deal:

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/ProductDi...0070921x00003a

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Old October 18, 2009, 10:25 PM   #6
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I made a wooden case with a suitcase handle on top that opens from the side like a pistol gun box. Lip on the bottom of the box and on the one shelf holds Styrofoam insulation in place and circles cut out to fit cans and bottles are easy to do before you stick foam in and glue it in place. A piece of rubber diamond deck matting cut to size glued and screwed onto bottom of the case makes for sitting in mud and dirt an easy clean up and non slip from vibrations when on bench.

Don't know how much stuff you bring but I made mine big enough to hold a take down cleaning rod and all my cleaning gear, rags, swabs, toothbrush, etc. on the bottom of my box and all my odds and ends solvents and lubes on the middle shelf. The base is 2" wider than my top for stability. Made mine a swing down door but that takes up table space and I am thinking of either making it a swing up door or a removable door. Painted it black to begin with, Its red now, doesn't get kicked as much and doesn't get as hot in the sun, not sure it would have caught fire but when I first opened it up I was glad I no longer smoke.
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Old October 19, 2009, 09:08 AM   #7
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Buy the smaller versions of your supplies - they come with a secure top - refill from a bigger jar as necessary
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Old October 19, 2009, 12:50 PM   #8
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http://www.sinclairintl.com/prod_det...olvent-Bottles
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