Cap on my Proraso cream is busted!

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frikazoyd
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Cap on my Proraso cream is busted!

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Alright, so the cap on my tube of Proraso shaving cream broke. It has an inner part with the threads, and the outer part that you actually turn (and, unfortunately, also contains the part that CLOSES the end of the tube.)

Does anyone happen to know what kind of lids will fit it? Does anyone have a lid they can spare? Any other ideas for how to seal it? Right now it's just sitting upright on the big outer piece of the lid.

Thanks.
-Billy
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First I would put the tube in a zip loc bag. Then scavenger around the bathroom and check out the almost empty tubes of toothpaste, etc. and compare the lids.

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Post by Goosemeplease »

Billy
You can squeeze the tube into a tub or empty cosmetic pot.

In a pinch you could use a Yogurt container or small Tupperware.
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If you have the pieces, I suggest trying to reglue them back together.
I have some stuff called GORILLA GLUE and it is amazing. I use if for just about everything.
Also, you might try your local hardware store or auto parts store. They have rubber vacuum hose caps. They often come in a variety size pack and are super cheap...a buck or two.

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I over tightened my Taylors cap once, it broke and I glued it back with super glue. I took the ring that stayed on the tube and the cap and washed them both (It needed it anyway) and lined them up and put a couple dots of super glue on the broken surfaces and pressed them together, then let it sit for about 30 minutes. Screwed it back on and didn't try to over tighten it when using it from then on. It lasted all the way till the tube was finished, which coincidentally will be today. :shock:
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You could whittle down a cork from a bottle of wine. Of course, you'd have to drink the wine to stop it from spoiling.

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Post by Leisureguy »

Barclay Crocker sells neat little tubs for creams, and they're just the right size for a tube of shaving cream. I squirted a full tube of Tabac shaving cream into one. I like using cream from a tub rather than a tube. (They also have a smaller tub like the one at the link. Browse a bit.)
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Leisureguy wrote:Barclay Crocker sells neat little tubs for creams, and they're just the right size for a tube of shaving cream. I squirted a full tube of Tabac shaving cream into one. I like using cream from a tub rather than a tube. (They also have a smaller tub like the one at the link. Browse a bit.)
Very nice link, I'll have to take a look at that.

I honestly hadn't thought about emptying the tube into a tub, I may have something that it will fit in around here.

Thanks all for the tips! All good ideas.
-Billy
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