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wendydiamond wrote:Little rubber stopper thing fell out randomly one day. Ja, pretty much useless after that.
They're wedged in there pretty tightly, so I have to assume it had a little help... There is just no way it could randomly fall out.... AND... regardless of HOW it came out, it would have gone INTO the water bottle, making retrieval easy...
Just really damn lucky: Random Crap: 2/15/08, 2/19/09, 12/25/09, 4/1/10, 12/1/10, 12/25/10, 4/1/11, 5/11/11, 9/14/11, 10/12/11, 12/25/11
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CharliePrince wrote:I was specifically referring exclusively to the aluminum reusable bottles (much thicker aluminum than a can).
Sure China has worse air, but trashless streets.
Agreed with everything you said up to this point. I have several Aluminum Water bottles used for climbing and if I have ice inside them, they do sweat. They're non-insulated, so this could be the reaons.
"Trashless streets"? Really? Have you ever been to China? Trashless streets? I'm just incredulous at this statement. I lived there for over 4 years and in a "2nd tier" (7.8 million people) city. there is DEFINITELY trash in the streets. Doesn't matter if you visit a tier 2 city or a tier 1 city (Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, etc.). trash on the streets in China is a HUGE problem.
People make a "living" out of picking through the trash to get the recyclables. You could here the paper recycling guy. And you couuld hear the bottle guy, even the used appliance guy. These people would pay you for your "Trash". If no one in the building had anything, they'd root through the garbage in the dumpster and get what they could. Then they would sell it for pennies at the recylcing plant.
People in China litter as a general rule. Walk down any street in China and you will routinely see used tissues, candy wrappers, food wrappers, etc. being disgarded with no regards to the public trash can that is right there next to where they dropped in on the ground.
I'm not going to buy one of these, but not becuase it was made in China, or because it makes noise, or what not. But because I don't need one.
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EltonNoway wrote:STOP! Unless the wire wheel is stainless you could be introducing damage. The canteen is stainless, so it should be free from the risk of rust and pitting, right? Wrong! Stainless steel can be compromised is several ways. How? Stainless steel prevents rusting via a passivation layer of chromium(III) oxide.
One should never use a carbon based tools on stainless steel during fabrication or even simple cleaning tasks. This includes items such as a wire brush, steel wool and metal files. All these items can transfer carbon particles to the surface which can lead to rust and thus stain and or or damage stainless steel.
If you want to remove the logo use a non eco friendly industrial strength paint stripper or solvent.... or better yet a non carbon based scrubbing / sanding implement.
Elton is correct. The ferric contamination from carbon steel brushes destroys the passivation layer, allowing rust to form. It's easy to remedy, though. All you need is rubbergloves that come up to your shoulders, a rubber apron, a full face mask respirator, and some pickling gel - a potentially deadly combo of hydrofluoric and nitric acids.
Makes your stainless look like new in no time.
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