Dumbest question of the month...how do I get Hydrophane can open?
The top is covered in some kind of metal stopper and It has me a bit baffled. Tempted to punch a hole in it with a nail because all my attempts at prying have gotten me nowhere. I feel like an idiot but -- any tips?
Is it shut like a paint can? because if so, you can take it to home depot with a new bottle and have their paint department pry the cap off with one of their special tool thingies, and then transfer the hydrophane to a different container.
And there's a solid metal seal between the screw cap and the oil, so it should be able to be closed without leaking afterwards. I've never seen a can closed like it...guess I will try the nail and see what happens.
I have used a flat head screw driver in the middle of it and punched it through that metal seal and then pried it open. A flat head screw driver will give a bit of bite vs a nail. But either will work.
Do it in a sink or over a plastic bag in case you spill some.
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haha...there's just something wrong with packaging if it takes all this research, work and several tools to get it open! Kind of funny to read the different ideas COTHERs come up with it. Resourceful group to say the least!
I must admit, a few years back I had to ask the collective wisdom of the group to teach me how to get my clipper blades back on my clipper! I felt quite silly, too.
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
¯ Oscar Wilde
Oh yeah and don't forget the ziplock bag to keep the mitt in once you poured the fly "spray" on it... Those were the days.
Hah! Either they hadn't been invented yet or my mom was too cheap to buy them because we didn't use ziploc bags. Instead, we used an empty coffee can (remember those) with its plastic lid to contain the mess.
(according to Wikipedia, ziploc bags were first marketed in 1968 so it was a lack of them rather than my mom's cheapness, at least for the early years of our horse ownership)