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Old 05-14-2009, 11:17 PM   #1
Dec 2007
Hunterdon County, NJ
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I was thinking back to when I worked in a lab and some of the jars were covered with a transparent, thick rubber skin to keep it semi-intact if it broke.

With a large enough amount of clear plasti-dip, and the time to paint it on in layers to build up the right thickness, does anybody think this would work? Or is plasti-dip too rigid?

I'm not expecting it to be better-bottle-drop-it-and-it-bounces safe, but maybe safe enough that if the carboy broke it might have a chance of not turning into an armful of knives?

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Old 05-14-2009, 11:20 PM   #2
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I'm sure it would work. Question is... Is it worth the cost and effort. For the price you could probably buy some better bottles or buckets.
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Old 05-15-2009, 01:00 AM   #3
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Yea, I think the cost may make it prohibitive, unless you can get a good deal on it. I wonder how thick it would need to be to prevent the glass from shattering through it?

I've never used the stuff before, but does it brush on fairly thick?

An alternative would be a thick garbage bag in a brew hauler.

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Old 05-15-2009, 01:07 AM   #4
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Portland OR
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Very thick, you need to thin it with acetone to paint with it. Stinks toxic fumes, do it outside if you must.

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