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Martin Boekers
08-19-2014, 11:44 AM

I'm looking for a small thinner dispenser for UnStik. Not sure if you can use plastic or not.
The company that imports these won't have any more in stock for a year?!

A few places on line out of Florida, has voice mails and won't return calls. I can't purchase from ebay
as there are some there. (Gov Regulations)




Mike Audleman
08-19-2014, 1:40 PM
Not the funnel one but will it do?


Gary Hair
08-19-2014, 1:47 PM
Here is one in Texas

Mike Audleman
08-19-2014, 2:20 PM
Here is one in Texas

Its out of stock. Or at least it says so on the page. Looked there too :(

Martin Boekers
08-19-2014, 3:18 PM
Thanks All!!! Some of the places drop ship from the supplier, that's why it's been so hard to find, since the distributer is backordered a year..

The Art Supply Warehouse did have a few! YeeHaa!

I use UnStik quite a bit as does our framing shop. It releases plates from mats etc without any visible damage. It's hard to find a smaller dispenser
to make application easier.

I can't tell you how long I have been trying to track this down.... Even the distributer was checking with resellers to see if they had any in stock.

Your help is much appreciated!

Mike Audleman
08-19-2014, 4:58 PM
I don't know if this will handle that chemical...

It has a pretty fine little tip and since its bottom fed, it may work ok. If the chemical doesn't disolve the plastic. But its only $5 to give it a try. They are real nice as you can get the tips inside biscuit slots (I hate handling glued biscuits). I know its not your purpose. Just throwing alternatives out there.

Martin Boekers
08-20-2014, 10:05 AM
Mike, the thing that's nice about these is that it has a metal nozzle that can shut, so it keeps it from evaporating.

UnStik is fairly expensive at about $70 for a quart.

Lisabeth Shaffer
08-20-2014, 10:51 AM
Would Unstik work to separate the bamboo coaster holder into individual parts?

I found these dispensers while looking for Unstik. They seem to be less expensive and in stock. Not sure how many they have. http://www.unitedmfrs.com/cart/detail.cfm?item=3645

Kev Williams
08-20-2014, 11:46 PM
I guess not nearly as high-tech as those other dispensers, but these are cheap, available anywhere they sell plastic, the jars come in different sizes and shapes, and each jar size has at least 2 tip sizes. You can put virtually anything in them, I've never found anything that will attack them. I use them for thinner, paint, acetone, whatever-- this one is for our acrylic adhesive. It's probably 15 years old! They're only "catch" is the needle caps, they're not an air-tight seal, so stuff that can evaporate WILL. We just put stuff in, and pour back any leftovers back in the original container...


Chuck Stone
08-21-2014, 8:49 AM
They're only "catch" is the needle caps, they're not an air-tight seal, so stuff that can evaporate WILL.

Does it evaporate through the cap, or through the needle? Seems like it would be easy enough to cut
a gasket of some type if it comes through the cap. And a bit of window putty or non drying clay over
the needle should stop evaporation, or at least keep it in check

Kev Williams
08-21-2014, 11:53 AM
evaporates thru the needle- the needle cap snaps on, just isn't airtight. The main cap is fine. I've tried leaving paint in them trying gasket methods, the paint eventually dries anyway.

Martin Boekers
08-21-2014, 1:26 PM
It depends on the adhesive. I use it mostly with double stick tape... The nice thing is with mat board or plaques you can remove a plate without damaging the board.

Most of the websites show it in stock. Most when I call say they are out of stock. Many have them dropped shipped.

There is one dist in the US and they are back ordered for a year. The one company that was recommended here had 11 in stock. He said it has been years since he sold one.
I guess I should have negotiated a price.... ;)