Protecting the outside of the tin

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Protecting the outside of the tin

Post by rednakes » Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:09 pm

I'm in Canada, and while Altoids' Peppermint red tins are readily available in certain stores like Shoppers Drug Mart, the other types are hard to obtain unless we order them online, such as Wintergreen (blue) and Cinnamon (dark red / scarlet). So I ordered the latter two, and have the red as a backup. However, I want to make sure the outer labels for these 'valuable' ones are well-protected when I play my Minty Pi.

Now, I was wondering, what would be my options? I do have Mod Podge acrylic clear glossy spray, though I don't know how well it will work on tin. I've only used it on plastic figurines. I probably only need to spray the top face and bottom face, and I'll wrap tape around the other parts so that the spray does not get near them and accidentally cause the parts and hinges to stick.

Anyways, I'm so excited about this project. I'm making a Minty Pi for my daughter. Day 1 is completed and I finished my first goal of making the outer holes.

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Re: Protecting the outside of the tin

Post by djbriane » Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:46 pm

Maybe something like a screen protector for a smartphone or some other clear plastic to cover the top?

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Re: Protecting the outside of the tin

Post by wermy » Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:51 pm

I'm curious how something like this would work: https://www.amazon.com/Flex-Seal-Clear- ... GTK4K?th=1
Would give it a rubbery texture and protect it pretty well. Hmm...
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Re: Protecting the outside of the tin

Post by rednakes » Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:41 pm

Hmm. Or how about even a slim pouch or case, like one that is normally used for a small camera. That should provide enough protection for the system while traveling.

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Re: Protecting the outside of the tin

Post by Adim01 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:55 am

Hm I would believe a pouch would be a great idea but the material residue would be problematic coming in all the small cracks and filed open endings of the tin.


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Re: Protecting the outside of the tin

Post by dryja123 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:48 am

I'm using my Oakley sunglasses pouch that came with my sunglasses. Perfect size for the tin and really soft like a lint free cloth.

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Re: Protecting the outside of the tin

Post by abrugsch » Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:27 am

dryja123 wrote:
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:48 am
I'm using my Oakley sunglasses pouch that came with my sunglasses. Perfect size for the tin and really soft like a lint free cloth.
That stuff is lovely and what I was thinking of TBH.

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Re: Protecting the outside of the tin

Post by Adim01 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:22 pm

But just think about it a second, wouldn't a rugged look look nice too, like a really retro feeling :D

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