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#1 Foxer

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 04:50 AM

This is so simple and no cost I'm almost embarrassed to show it! I cut strips of coated cardboard boxes into strips I use to mix epoxy, glue and body putty. It should be from a cardboard packaging box that is coated with the product images and text ... all those things you but and order online that go right into the trash after opening. The coated side keeps the glue or material from being absorbed into the cardboard. How simple or cheap can you get?

I just had to cut some new ones this morning and here's a shot with the used one that's now headed to the trash can.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 05:25 AM

It's too simple, Mike. Why have I been buying Post-its to do the same thing?

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:33 PM

wow love it thanks for sharing

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:51 PM

Never would've occurred to me, either, Mike. Cool idea.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:54 PM

I use 1/4 X 4 X 6 Glass sheet, I have 4 of them, clean up with a single edge razor blade. The edges were rounded when I found them, I've had them so long I don't remember where they came from. Don't remember buying them so they must have been cheap!

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 03:31 PM

Great idea, but I have one better. I use Pringles can lids. Gives me a great excuse to eat more Pringles!

#7 Foxer

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 03:45 PM

Great idea, but I have one better. I use Pringles can lids. Gives me a great excuse to eat more Pringles!


EXACTLY why I can't use those anymore ... looks down

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:13 PM

Go to your local magazine rack and pick up all those subscription cards that fall out of them and onto the floor and use them for mixing pads as I have for years as I use a lot of epoxy on my builds. The cost is ZERO unless you start buying the magazines.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:25 AM

Mine come to me free in the mail. I use those card stock advertisements that most people throw away. I received a ton of them during the election and have enough to last me quite awhile. I still throw away more than I'll ever use.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:34 PM

Iuse the cardboard credit cards the credit card companys would send you to open a credit card account over a couple of years Ihave ton of them

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 06:47 PM

my mixing pads are old sales catalogs or magazines and cut a strip so one of the 3 staples in the magazine is holding the strips together, use one then flip it over and can use the back or use another one. good use for all the old magazines or sales catalogs.


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Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:37 AM

Great sources all to get your supplies up!  :)

 

Do consider the gloss on the paper. This keeps your liquids from being absorbed by the paper.


Edited by Foxer, 03 December 2012 - 04:39 AM.