Zero cost mixing pads

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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 · Report post

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

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Posted · Report post

wow love it thanks for sharing

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Posted · Report post

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

Charlie Larkin

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

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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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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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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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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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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.

Edited by opie_7afe

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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

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