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    Bottle cap size?

    I have some nice amber bottles from some cold brew coffee that I buy. They would be useful for storing photo chemistry but they have metal caps which IME tend to corrode. I was thinking about trying to find plastic caps online but I can't figure out how to determine the size?
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    Re: Bottle cap size?

    Kirk, I save plastic caps that I think may fit other bottles but there don't appear to be standards. It's pot luck it seems.

    Ian

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    Re: Bottle cap size?

    Wrap Saran wrap over the top of the bottle before screwing the metal cap on.

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    Re: Bottle cap size?

    Been there! Try http://www.qorpak.com/pages/HowtoSel...pforyourBottle
    Scroll down for free printable measure

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    Re: Bottle cap size?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Jones View Post
    Wrap Saran wrap over the top of the bottle before screwing the metal cap on.
    This, or wrap two layers of saran wrap around a cork that's cut to fit the bottle and use that as as stopper. Note that the saran wrap will likely be damaged when screwing on a cap, so you'd have to replace it often.

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    Re: Bottle cap size?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Jones View Post
    Wrap Saran wrap over the top of the bottle before screwing the metal cap on.
    +1, and use until it starts to develop corrosion.
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    Another idea. I use my dark and thick glass of my Antacid syrup.
    I know lots of photographers use antacid.
    Gaviscon from GSK, is the best heartburn medicine for me, thick juice and instant relieve.
    I actually "drink" it, and not alone in the house.
    The bottles are thick dark brown bottle glass, of 300ml, could accommodate 350ml, and have a tough air tight plastic cap.
    One of the best bottles I've seen or used.
    Sorry if this outside the original post.

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    Re: Bottle cap size?

    Except... "Hi dear, this Gaviscon tastes a bit odd, and it's not as thick as usual. Is it a new flavour?"

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    Re: Bottle cap size?

    Kaiser makes slip on Lens caps in plastic from 17mm to over 100mm. Go to their site and check the sizes and use a good mm ruler or caliper to measure the size of your bottles.
    Or check with Crown Cork and Seal. They make most of the bottle caps they own Alcoa.

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    Re: Bottle cap size?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jac@stafford.net View Post
    Been there! Try http://www.qorpak.com/pages/HowtoSel...pforyourBottle
    Scroll down for free printable measure
    I'll give that a try. Thanks
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    Re: Bottle cap size?

    Quote Originally Posted by koraks View Post
    This, or wrap two layers of saran wrap around a cork that's cut to fit the bottle and use that as as stopper. Note that the saran wrap will likely be damaged when screwing on a cap, so you'd have to replace it often.
    I thought about corks.
    Do you know anything about how cork sizes are measured?
    Thanks,
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