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you know, to shake paint jars? I've been using the copper ones but they corrode easily (note to self - copper/patina finish on Klingon models). I'm thinking using buckshot which are lead. Does lead corrode?
 

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I always thought the oil in the paint would keep the BBs from rusting. :confused:

I don't think I use them in bottles of acrylic paint since I would expect them to rust in the water-based paint.
 

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I don't put stuff in the jars... I just use a Badger electric paint stirring "wand". Even iwht a BB or nut inside, many paints just can't be mixed well by stirring, especially enamels.

I have not found an acrylic that I could not mix well with a couple stirs from the back of a paint brush handle. Shaking many acyrlics can make them frothy and bubbly if you hand paint, anyway.
 

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I learned the hard way over time.
Steel BB's and acrylic paints = replacement!

I don't put anything in anymore. I made a paint stirrer from a dollar store drink stirrer. If I don't use that I go old school and use club sandwich style toothpicks!

Max Bryant
 

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I believe in "stirred not shaken" I use long pieces of old sprues..another reason to build big aircraft. I never shake the bottles anymore, too much goop gets on the inside of the lid/on the lip of the jar/can't get the bottle open.
 

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The Robart shakers (at least in the past) had a bad rep for breaking down, especially the battery powered ones. They offer the same basic thing both battery and plug in... I think you can send them to Robart for replacement.

I had good luck with my Badger battery powered mixing wand. It did die after perhaps 5 years heavy use. So I got my $10 worth out of it. I need to get another...

Sadly, I can't take returns of electric items in my shop either. I am not a chain or anything... I just don't know what people do to stuff. If it works and then dies... you have to go to the manufacturer. If it just does not work, then I will exchange it etc.
 
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