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Forum topic by SMP posted 02-07-2019 06:31 PM 697 views 0 times favorited 17 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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SMP

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02-07-2019 06:31 PM

Seems when I get Watco brand danish oil, the lids always have issues. This last one I got , I checked before I got and it was the least stuck of the ones they had. After using once, I had to use pliers to get off and each additonal time. I went to use last night and even with pliers its just free spinning like a busted ratchet, same feel and sound. I even slightly buckled the top of the can from force so hesitant to try more brute force. ANy tips to get these things to work well and stay working?


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Redoak49

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#1 posted 02-07-2019 06:43 PM

Tear off the plastic cap thingy and just use the metal cap underneath it. This is what I do.

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GR8HUNTER

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#2 posted 02-07-2019 06:46 PM

i always wipe the rim down with rag before putting top back on :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#3 posted 02-07-2019 07:05 PM



Tear off the plastic cap thingy and just use the metal cap underneath it. This is what I do.

- Redoak49


same here,they have the worst caps,fortunately i dont use there product anymore.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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SMP

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#4 posted 02-07-2019 07:08 PM



Tear off the plastic cap thingy and just use the metal cap underneath it. This is what I do.

- Redoak49

Ok cool, thought about that last night, but was worried I would rip a hole in it or something. Thanks! Will do that when I get home.

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jimintx

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#5 posted 02-07-2019 07:14 PM

The advice to remove the plastic cap is spot on in my view.
Those caps are on a lot of cans, and I automatically remove them before I ever use the product inside.

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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#6 posted 02-07-2019 08:11 PM

Yeah mine is sitting in a mason jar with a tape label, just couldn’t fight with it anymore

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#7 posted 02-15-2019 06:07 PM

+1 on taking the plastic off.
Water pump pliers for when the cap is stuck…

-- "I cut it twice and it's still too short"

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SMP

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#8 posted 02-15-2019 06:10 PM



+1 on taking the plastic off.
Water pump pliers for when the cap is stuck…

- Gentile

This is what I did, works great with the water pump pliers. A also took an awl and scraped out some of the varnish boogers inside.

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laterthanuthink

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#9 posted 02-15-2019 06:59 PM

I can’t say enough about Stop Loss Bags https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwpH_ZXwQX0

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#10 posted 02-16-2019 12:09 AM


I can t say enough about Stop Loss Bags https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwpH_ZXwQX0

- laterthanuthink


looks intersesting,i see woodcraft sells them,i might have to try these,thanks.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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anthm27

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#11 posted 04-18-2019 03:35 AM

I can t say enough about Stop Loss Bags https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwpH_ZXwQX0

- laterthanuthink

looks intersesting,i see woodcraft sells them,i might have to try these,thanks.

- pottz

I now feel the pain with the WATCO danish oil lids, terrible non functional design.
Pottz, did you find those Stop Loss Bags?
They’d be good for me also , Once I get the lids off that is.
Regards
Anth

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therealSteveN

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#12 posted 04-18-2019 10:20 AM

I just got a new order of stop loss bags. I had bought 8 back when I first noted them, used them, and feel they work really well. Ordered 8 more for some new finishes I am having to replace as the old ones were NOT in a stop loss bag.

I got mine directly from the maker. On both orders I sent them exactly the sum of what they said the cost was, and on both orders I got a pretty substantial refund. Evidently they have a better deal if you buy more stuff? If so I never saw mention though. Effectively the prices are what WoodCraft had them on sale for, and I ended up getting money back both orders. So cheaper from the maker, and pretty quick shipping.

I would suggest getting the funnel, get the filler, and adapter set, and get some extra caps. Ya lose a cap, you just lost the bag, having a 25 cent extra cap is a no brainer.

Never talked to them, but anyone sends me $$$$$ back and says too much $$$, valued customer. Well, I like that.

-- Think safe, be safe

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pottz

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#13 posted 04-18-2019 01:51 PM


I can t say enough about Stop Loss Bags https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwpH_ZXwQX0

- laterthanuthink

looks intersesting,i see woodcraft sells them,i might have to try these,thanks.

- pottz

I now feel the pain with the WATCO danish oil lids, terrible non functional design.
Pottz, did you find those Stop Loss Bags?
They d be good for me also , Once I get the lids off that is.
Regards
Anth

- anthm27


i havn’t bought any yet but i checked out the site therealsteven posted so i will soon.im tired of gunk built up on can lids that you cant reseal properly.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#14 posted 04-18-2019 02:06 PM

Add me to scraping that stupid plastic lid!

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#15 posted 04-18-2019 03:02 PM

Thanks, Steve. Just ordered a supply of bags, a funnel and strainer.
What do you use to hold the bags when filling? How about storage?

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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