How to Store Lubricant Applicators

Featured Article,Home & Family,Household DIY Tips
May 23, 2013

Never lose another of those pesky tubes!

straw diagramwd-40 applicator storage
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If cans of spray lubricant came with built-in holsters to prevent their plastic applicator tubes from getting lost, Club member John Kriegshauser of Chicago, Illinois, wouldn’t have needed to try this new spin on an old trick. Before you lose one more applicator, take a 5-in. length of plastic soda straw, and starting 1-1/2 in. from the bottom, make two cuts as shown in the drawing. Fold the straw and tape it to the side of the can. The collapsed portion of the straw that results from the cuts creates a gentle pinching action that retains the applicator tube when it’s inserted, even if the can is turned upside down.

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