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Old 11-01-20, 01:22 PM
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Dropper/Squirt bottle for chain lube

Thought I'd have an easier time finding a simple squirt bottle that has secure-attaching cap, appropriate for dropping or thin squirt chain lube. A hunt on amzn returns a lot of bottles sold as for frosting or decorating cakes or for condiments (ketchup), etc. Basically looking for the same type of bottle that's used for various 4oz packaged lubes (eg. Rock N Roll, Prolink, etc) but with a wider fill mouth, so I can fill from a 32oz large bottle of lube I bought. Suggestions?

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Old 11-01-20, 01:43 PM
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I've not looked around for a dropper-type bottle ... I bought the small 4 oz container of ProLink then a larger bottle of it and keep refilling the small dropper container. Not sure it's the most cost effective but that's what I've been doing.
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Old 11-01-20, 01:52 PM
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Kinney Drugs is where I found a little batch of "travel bottles" a couple of which had screw off tops and little spouts that turn on by sticking out, and off by folding down 90. they seem to work fine for chain oil.
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Here:

https://www.amazon.com/Lab-Wash-Bott...node=393361011
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Just buy NFS lube. Its the best chain lube.
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Originally Posted by rollagain View Post
i saw those, but don't see that they can be closed / leakproof?
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Old 11-01-20, 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Sy Reene View Post
i saw those, but don't see that they can be closed / leakproof?
They appear to all have screw-on caps.
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Old 11-01-20, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by rollagain View Post
They appear to all have screw-on caps.
Yeah, but a tube sticking thru the cap that doesn't close. For alcohol carrier lubes, I wouldn't want the liquid to evaporate away.
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16pcs 4oz Plastic Squeeze Bottles

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If you get the plastic squeeze bottles, get ones with the cut to size snouts so you can have a tiny stream. I use these and they are great for lubing a chain. I also use one of these bottles for my secret rust solvent recipe. Don't tell anyone It is 50% Acetone and 50% ATF.

https://www.amazon.com/Plastic-Squee...%2C249&sr=8-31
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The generic bottles above have far too much flow for dripping chain lube. Just buy a small bottle of chain lube and refill like other have said..
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Originally Posted by Hiro11 View Post
The generic bottles above have far too much flow for dripping chain lube. Just buy a small bottle of chain lube and refill like other have said..
The ones I posted are the only ones that allow you to snip just enough off the end of the tapered snout so you can get a very tiny stream. I can apply drips to the chain with it. You are correct on the other generic bottles. You can't cut the flow down on them, just one flow and its too much. Been there done that
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My wife uses eye drops on a regular basis. I just save her old bottles, and use them. Perfect!
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I've never in my life bought a Yorker bottle that didn't come with a completely sealed tip that had to be cut/pierced before use. So I have no idea what y'all are on about.
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Try these search terms on amazon (or adjust them):
https://www.amazon.com/s?k=screw+lid...ref=nb_sb_noss

Or "flip top cap dispenser bottle" which can get you something like this:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Vargo-T-304.../dp/B001OPKH6M
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Originally Posted by DrIsotope View Post
I've never in my life bought a Yorker bottle that didn't come with a completely sealed tip that had to be cut/pierced before use. So I have no idea what y'all are on about.

The bottles I posted about have a Yorker tip and they are not completely sealed at the tip but the hole was so tiny that they need to be snipped off even to let a tiny stream out. This is great though, you can trim it down to where you can squeeze out jus drops if you want. Great for chain lube.................
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I've kept things really simple. I use TriFlo and Finish Line wet MTB lube in the small bottles. (TriFlo for summer bikes, the wet lube for winter bikes.) TriFlo has a plastic tube that works well for getting to derailleur pivots, etc. Yes, this costs more than larger containers but the annual cost is tiny. And oiling chains is slow; two drops per roller, but the mess stays quite manageable.
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Also look for needle applicator bottle or henna tattoo applicator
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Originally Posted by Hiro11 View Post
The generic bottles above have far too much flow for dripping chain lube. Just buy a small bottle of chain lube and refill like other have said..

+1 You probably already have some. Just pry off the top as needed- that's how those were filled in the first place.
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Originally Posted by Sy Reene View Post
Thought I'd have an easier time finding a simple squirt bottle that has secure-attaching cap, appropriate for dropping or thin squirt chain lube. A hunt on amzn returns a lot of bottles sold as for frosting or decorating cakes or for condiments (ketchup), etc. Basically looking for the same type of bottle that's used for various 4oz packaged lubes (eg. Rock N Roll, Prolink, etc) but with a wider fill mouth, so I can fill from a 32oz large bottle of lube I bought. Suggestions?

During the pandemic I was looking for squirt bottles to put my alcohol in and found them on EBay. Ton of options and sizes.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...ottle&_sacat=0
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Old 11-02-20, 05:33 AM
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You can probably find them at CVS and Target, too.
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Gunsmiths and firearms enthusiasts deal with this issue regularly. Here's a versatile bottle for your needs. PG
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Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post

Gunsmiths and firearms enthusiasts deal with this issue regularly. Here's a versatile bottle for your needs. PG
That's an impressive array of tips.
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Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post

Gunsmiths and firearms enthusiasts deal with this issue regularly. Here's a versatile bottle for your needs. PG
Thanks. That's the idea anyway and comes with a firmly attached screw top to close, but I only need one tip, and the 1/2 ounce bottle size would mean 60+ refills to get thru my 32oz bottle of lube. I'll probably just do as suggested and figure out if I can pry open and refill one of my other 4oz lube bottles once it's emptied.
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