04-04-2013, 11:15 AM
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  • RobE
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Kudos to MickToley for this...

http://www.containerstore.com/shop/conta..._default|0

Didn't see it posted here but noticed on another site. The four oz., tin looks perfect! I haven't ever seen a better deal. Great price, but not so great on shipping... but I've purchased from TCS before so called their CS and they're shipping me a few tins for practically nothing. A good score for my soap pucks that need a home. Thanks Mick!

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 04-04-2013, 12:20 PM
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NICE!! Thanks to both you and Mick for sharing!

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 04-04-2013, 12:37 PM
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  • MickToley
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Which size do you think Mike's Natural Soaps uses? The 4 oz. or the 8 oz.?

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 04-04-2013, 12:44 PM
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  • Agravic
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(04-04-2013, 12:37 PM)MickToley Wrote: Which size do you think Mike's Natural Soaps uses? The 4 oz. or the 8 oz.?

I'm thinking the Mike's tins are the 8oz sized ones.

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 04-04-2013, 12:54 PM
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(04-04-2013, 12:44 PM)Agravic Wrote:
(04-04-2013, 12:37 PM)MickToley Wrote: Which size do you think Mike's Natural Soaps uses? The 4 oz. or the 8 oz.?

I'm thinking the Mike's tins are the 8oz sized ones.

I chose the 4oz for a standard 3" puck, but agree Mike's tins are definitely the 8oz size.

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 04-04-2013, 03:16 PM
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  • matloffm
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I use Glad screw top plastic containers. They come in sizes small enough to work for soap storage. They are clear so you can see what's in them and the screw top makes an excellent seal and the plastic is substantial so you can wash and reuse them. I bought mine a local supermarket in sets of three for about $3.50 a set. I highly recommend them.

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 04-04-2013, 04:20 PM
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  • tgutc
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I like these screw top white jars from West Coast Shaving. I don't order often from them but when I do I always throw in a few of these.
http://www.westcoastshaving.com/Frosted-..._1680.html

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 04-04-2013, 04:23 PM
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I've used the 8oz Container Store tins for years. A perfect all-around container for grating shave sticks.

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 04-05-2013, 05:31 AM
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+1

I love these for soap and they have rectangular sizes for Mike's bars as well as cut up bricks like Klar Kabinett, Valobra, etc.

I also love them because if you use one that is slightly bigger than the soap, there is no water/lather mess-overflow, it all remains in the tub.

(04-04-2013, 03:16 PM)matloffm Wrote: I use Glad screw top plastic containers. They come in sizes small enough to work for soap storage. They are clear so you can see what's in them and the screw top makes an excellent seal and the plastic is substantial so you can wash and reuse them. I bought mine a local supermarket in sets of three for about $3.50 a set. I highly recommend them.

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 04-05-2013, 09:17 AM
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Those are nice containers. Smile

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 04-05-2013, 10:36 AM
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  • Howler
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Nice containers and great pricing too.

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 04-05-2013, 11:06 AM
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Beautiful tins. However, I've got what looks like rust forming on my MNS ones.

Anyone got info on this issue and ways to deal with it?

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 04-09-2013, 05:41 AM
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  • ben74
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Great containers, I thought MNS when I saw them too! Thanks for sharing.

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 04-09-2013, 06:46 AM
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(04-05-2013, 11:06 AM)asharperrazor Wrote: Beautiful tins. However, I've got what looks like rust forming on my MNS ones.

Anyone got info on this issue and ways to deal with it?

I wrongly assumed that MNS containers were made of aluminum. Never realized they weren't until I saw your post and checked with a magnet. There are a number of products that will clean off light surface rust. None of which I would use with (or, in) my shaving soap container. You might try a small (tooth)brush and some... soap. Other than that, just try to keep the tin dry. Mine show no sign(s) of rust, though stored in the bathroom (a higher humidity environment), but I wipe them dry after each use.

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 04-09-2013, 03:16 PM
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(04-09-2013, 06:46 AM)RobE Wrote:
(04-05-2013, 11:06 AM)asharperrazor Wrote: Beautiful tins. However, I've got what looks like rust forming on my MNS ones.

Anyone got info on this issue and ways to deal with it?

I wrongly assumed that MNS containers were made of aluminum. Never realized they weren't until I saw your post and checked with a magnet. There are a number of products that will clean off light surface rust. None of which I would use with (or, in) my shaving soap container. You might try a small (tooth)brush and some... soap. Other than that, just try to keep the tin dry. Mine show no sign(s) of rust, though stored in the bathroom (a higher humidity environment), but I wipe them dry after each use.

And... that explains it! Lightbulb I too assumed they were tin. Well, good to know!

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 04-09-2013, 06:53 PM
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I air dry my steel tins - lid off - so that rust is held at bay. No problems.

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 11-18-2014, 08:16 AM
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I get a lot of samples from Garry's and also the softer artisinal soap samples. I find that the Glad 4oz snap top containers are very good for this purpose. If they only stacked better they'd be perfect.
I found a container made by a company called Lock&Lock (Container store and Amazon both sell this brand) that is plastic with a marvelous seal in the lid. They make various sizes, but their model HPL934 140ml/4.7oz container fits a cake of MR GLO soap like a glove - really surprising coincidence. An engineer tasked with designing the perfect travel container for Musgo Real Glycerine Lime Oil soap could not have done a better job.
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 05-14-2017, 02:51 PM
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  • RobE
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Had to update; It took a few years (and I probably wasn't as meticulous about completely drying off my most used container), but an often used 3" tin holding a refill of MWF rusted badly on the outer top edge. It's been a few years but there was plenty of soap remaining. I had to cut the puck out of the container and trim off a fair amount of rusty soap. I lightly nuked the soap pieces that I salvaged and press-fit them into a nice rubbermaid storage container. It worked out great. Large enough to build a lather on top of the soap, and rinse it out when I'm done. Maybe I'll post some photos later. 

Hey, it was my favorite MWF, so I had to rescue it. Should've stored in plastic years ago. Sorry I ever reco'ed these tins, fwiw.

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