Originally Posted by deadbodyman
OK ,I do throw the stir sticks away.............AFTER, I use both ends, and those are free so mabee I'm not JUST cheap...I've yet to find a second use for the strainers though....
You say you need a second use for the strainers?
I keep an empty gallon can around that previously would have held wax and grease remover. When I clean out my gun, all the lacquer thinner runs back out into the bucket I'm holding it over. So then I pour the used lacquer thinner through an old paint strainer into the gallon container. Which is what I'll then use for cleaning my gun out the first time around, the next time I use it.
Also glad to know I'm not the only one who reuses the mixing cups. I finally labeled mine '2k' and 'epoxy', etc so I know which ones to use for what. In fact I've even got it down to a science as to how much material has to be left in the bottom of the cup with the stick sitting in it, so when it hardens I can pull the stick out and everything comes out of the bottom in a nice chunk, like a cancer popsicle.