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Use for Paint Can lids



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Submitted By:

April Welles


When you are not using, or have finished with, 'rattle can' paint lids; instead of throwing them away, you can use it to mix paints for small areas on a model. Or spray a little extra paint from the can into the lid to do touch-up work, after the main area has dried.

Another use for them is as mixing cups for resin. Just cover up the tiny hole in the cap and fill one cap with Part A and another with Part B, then use a third for the mixer. They can be used for a number of times before discarding.

A third use for them is to hold your small pieces that you are going to use soon, or just won't fit in your spares (greeblie) bin.

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