10-24-2016, 05:52 PM
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Some of us like soaps in metal tins.  These tins, of course, have the potential to rust.  Are you experiencing any rusting in your soap tins, and does it matter to you?

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 10-24-2016, 05:58 PM
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I have one that rusted, and a bunch that haven't. The one that rusted is one that hadn't been used in a while, and kept in a humid place. I caught it early, luckily a buddy gave me a heads up that his was rusting, so I checked all of mine. I'll ditch that one, and kee the rest out of humidity, plastic containers (or ceramic if possible) for soaps that need a holder from now on.

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 10-24-2016, 06:14 PM
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Have had Mike's Natural tins rust a bit.

Not CRSW though or LPL

I shave in the shower and take the soap in and out but just stack them on the wire rack shelf over my comode to air dry.

Doesn't really bother me, but I haven't ever seen a lot of rust ever. Just a tiny spot or two around the outside of the lid where a drop hung on too long. 

I've never seen rust inside a metal soap container and I have enough Grundtals and Old Spice mugs that I throw away most empty soap containers anyway. Which isn't too often anymore as my rotation is enormous.

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 10-24-2016, 06:25 PM
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  • MaxP
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I recall only one tin that rusted. I think it was from a lot I bought off the 'bay. And I think it was the soap that was the problem, more than the tin. Klar Seifen classic I think it was.

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 10-24-2016, 06:37 PM
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We used to use tins for our shaving soaps. I never had one rust on me, nor have I heard of one rusting. Doesn't mean it never happened, I suppose...

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 10-24-2016, 06:49 PM
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  • chazt
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My LPL is fine however I've seen rust on a tin from The Container Store.

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 10-24-2016, 07:23 PM
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Only tins I have that could eventually rust are from Jabonman. They seem to be coated but am not sure they won't rust. 
Rusting tins is one of the many reasons why I prefer refills so that I can put them in my dish of choice.

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 10-24-2016, 10:18 PM
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I've had the tins from Sterling rust on me and so far have been the only ones. No issues with CRSW. All my others have been plastic, glass, or ceramic.

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 10-24-2016, 11:25 PM
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Yup, on the edges of the opening. Dr. John's.

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 10-24-2016, 11:30 PM
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I keep my soap tins in my shaving cabinet and after finishing my Shave I wipe the edges with a tissue paper. No chance of rusting.


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 10-25-2016, 01:02 AM
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I own 8-9 LPL soaps in tins, and they have yet to rust.
No problems with my 18-19 CRSW soaps either.

I do use them in a huge soap rotation of several 100s soaps, and I always air my shave of the day soaps for at leat 2 days out in the open, beofre I close the lid on them, so that probably helps in avoiding rust issues with metal tin containers, I guess.

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 10-25-2016, 01:32 AM
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(10-25-2016, 01:02 AM)CHSeifert Wrote: I own 8-9 LPL soaps in tins, and they have yet to rust.
No problems with my 18-19 CRSW soaps either.

I do use them in a huge soap rotation of several 100s soaps, and I always air my shave of the day soaps for at leat 2 days out in the open, beofre I close the lid on them, so that probably helps in avoiding rust issues with metal tin containers, I guess.

2 days, Claus? I feel guility leaving my Nuavia without a lid overnight. This practice didn't affect the scents of your soap long term? 

How about with croaps? Same practice?

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 10-25-2016, 03:06 AM
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(10-24-2016, 07:23 PM)lloydrm Wrote: Only tins I have that could eventually rust are from Jabonman. They seem to be coated but am not sure they won't rust. 
Rusting tins is one of the many reasons why I prefer refills so that I can put them in my dish of choice.

Just got two tins of Eufros from Jabonman. Both appear to be aluminum, not steel. While aluminum will oxidize over the long term, it can't rust in the traditional sense. Maybe a switch to aluminum is recent change, however.

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 10-25-2016, 03:54 AM
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  • nikos.a
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LPL tins don't rust because they are made of stainless steel.

The only bowls that I've seen rust spots on them are the old PAA tins.

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 10-25-2016, 03:57 AM
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No issues with rust on my Dr. Jon's, CRSW, and PAA soaps.

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 10-25-2016, 06:17 AM
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  • Csd3
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  • Denver, Co
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I have a couple of tins of Al's with a little rust. No big deal though.

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 10-25-2016, 01:33 PM
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  • Teddyboy
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None at all.  Sorry if you're having that problem.

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