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Painting Pippets

Post by Thomas E. Johnson » Fri Aug 12, 2016 7:36 pm

I've been using Testors paint Pippets and they are garbage quality wise. Always split open on the first use. Can anyone recommend a brand and source that is of much higher quality?
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Post by Johnnycrash » Fri Aug 12, 2016 7:55 pm

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Post by admiralcag » Sat Aug 13, 2016 9:05 am

I got a 500 count box of pipettes from Amazon (50ml, I think) for $15 a while back. Much cheaper than the Testors and pretty sturdy. I had been reusing the pipettes for thinner for a long time and they just recently split.

I need to order more...

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Post by Kekker » Sat Aug 13, 2016 1:44 pm

Yeah, get some of the polypropylene ones, especially the graduated ones. They're usually marked off by half ml marks. A case of 500 will run you about 16 bucks online. You'll find there's maybe 1 - 2 % that are faulty, where the seams didn't close, but considering the price and quantity, it's still a much better deal than what Testors charges ($4.50 for 6! Robbery!)

Since they're polypropylene, there resistant to pretty much any solvent or paint you'll use. I've even used lacquer thinner to clean paint out and reuse them for thinners.

Luckily for me, I teach chemistry. Any disposable pipettes used for water-soluble stuff gets rinsed out and disposed of in a way that ends up in a drawer in my hobby room. Obviously, nothing with chromium or lead compounds comes here! I may be cheap, but I don't mess with the nasty stuff any more than required.

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Post by Rogviler » Sat Aug 13, 2016 2:52 pm

Is "pippet" another Canadian thing? Is it pronounced "pip it"? Just curious.

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Post by Johnnycrash » Sat Aug 13, 2016 3:26 pm

Rogviler wrote:Is "pippet" another Canadian thing? Is it pronounced "pip it"? Just curious.
Pipe-et. Meaning little pipe. :D

Sorry Mr. Thomas E. Johnson, I gave you Amazon.com, instead of .ca. Looks like you will need to order from the USA anyways, so...
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Post by Rogviler » Sat Aug 13, 2016 3:40 pm

I'm familiar with "pipette." Just wondering if "pippet" was Canadian. I was thrown by "deckles" (decals) and "hydro" the first time so I've vowed to remain on my toes. :wink:

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Post by Johnnycrash » Sat Aug 13, 2016 4:19 pm

Rogviler wrote:... I've vowed to remain on my toes. :wink:
We add an e or u just cause, we remove an e here and there, and just for fun, throw in a zed or three.
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Post by Vetter » Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:44 am

Well, disregarding the spelling bit. I just bought a couple of eyedroppers at the local store. Just a suggestion as opposed to the whole mailed from another country thing.

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Post by flyfort17 » Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:53 am

I buy mine from Market Lab.
They do have lots of different sizes.

http://www.marketlab.com/transfer-pipet ... -Pipettes/
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Post by Thomas E. Johnson » Sun Aug 14, 2016 8:15 pm

I ordered a pack of these.
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Post by iSteve » Thu Aug 25, 2016 12:27 am

Vetter wrote:Well, disregarding the spelling bit. I just bought a couple of eyedroppers at the local store. Just a suggestion as opposed to the whole mailed from another country thing.
This. Glass ones clean up nicely for reuse and the measurements make mixing much more accurate.
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Post by RedHeadKevin » Fri Sep 30, 2016 12:33 pm

You can often get these directly from China on ebay for very cheap prices. Sometimes the quality isn't so great, but I've had good luck with the ones I've gotten.

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