View Full Version : Storing cutting fluids

PT Doc
02-01-2014, 08:52 PM
I'd like to have smaller bottles of cutting fluid instead of using the ones they came in. Smaller squeeze bottle could be good I think. My wife bought these


at harbor freight. They are either polyeturethane or polypropylene according to the online description. Would they be ok for a dark cutting oil with sulfur.? How about some of the tap magic kind of fluids?


02-01-2014, 09:27 PM
Your bottles did not show on my computer. This is how I store cutting fluids. These are sold at MSC and they are called applicators and come in different sizes.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v30/jglass/fluidapplicators.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/jglass/media/fluidapplicators.jpg.html)

Then I got the idea of this storage rack for the bottles. It swings out of the way.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v30/jglass/fluidapplicatorrack.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/jglass/media/fluidapplicatorrack.jpg.html)

Never had any fluid effect the plastic container, not even lacor thinner


PT Doc
02-01-2014, 10:32 PM
I don't know much about plastic but they have this labelled as polyethylene, polyurethane and polypropylene.

Seems like I should be good.

02-02-2014, 12:23 AM
Seams to be the link PT Doc posted.


02-02-2014, 08:55 AM
I bought a HF package of 3 (polyurethane) while on vacation in Florida. I think they will be fine but know for sure when I get them home and fill them. Can't loose for the price. The Dispensing Bottle #65361644 that MSC sells is made of Polyethylene. I know from experience Polyethylene resists all cutting fluids that I use.

Polystyrene and some PVC is the stuff to avoid for certain fluids. Test first. Be careful with Lacuor thinner, tapping fluid for steel and aluminum