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Old 04-26-2019, 02:00 PM   #1
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Any decent paint shakers for model paints??

I've had one of those Robards for a number of years, but it suddenly quit. I see the current reviews aren't very positive about it. Much the same trouble as I had with my ancient model.

Anyone find a decent one for model paints? I primarily use either Vallejo or Modelflex paint.

Thanks for any recommendations.

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Old 04-26-2019, 04:40 PM   #2
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Honestly? This one:

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Just add a small nut or stainless steel sinker (open it up so it doesn't lodge in the tip) to the container to help agitate it. The dropper top pops open to make that easy.
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Old 04-26-2019, 07:23 PM   #3
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I posted the comments on the correct color for my Clayton County Lumber Yard in the wrong thread. It's been moved to the correct thread. Deleted from here.

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Old 08-10-2019, 11:33 AM   #4
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You could try making a stir plate like the ones used by home brewers to stir a yeast starter. Here is a link to an easy build stir plate:
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the stir plate -looks- like a good idea ?
i haven't used any mechanical or induced stirrers, but i do know that a half dozen bb's or small [no 7 1/2] lead shot does make a difference in the small jars of paint that some times sit for years at a time ..
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Old 08-10-2019, 02:51 PM   #7
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hahaha i dig the jig saw shakers , thats cool
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That is pretty cool! Red Green would be proud!
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That is pretty cool! Red Green would be proud!
and very easy too as a bonus .
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the stir plate -looks- like a good idea ?
i haven't used any mechanical or induced stirrers, but i do know that a half dozen bb's or small [no 7 1/2] lead shot does make a difference in the small jars of paint that some times sit for years at a time ..
good idea too. ive got about 3 lbs of them some place. used to use them in my car tires for balancing . worked great at any speed.
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