However these pots of dip are not cheap - current retail about 20 quid. Over the last three years I have got to the point where I have used around 30% of the tin and then a crust/skin forms on the surface of the paint. At first I thought this might be because air was getting to the dip and causing it to harden. So I began to wrap the tins once the lid was firmly on in clingfilm to create an airtight seal.
This did not prevent the skin from forming. I then had a eureka moment - and it really was like Archimedes Eurejka moment when he discovered displacement. I figured out that the skin is forming because the amount of air inside the tin is sufficient to cause this reaction - how do i remove the air?
Simples - I add something else to the pot to raise the level of the dip and create less air.
In my case I have used a solid pebble as I doubt this will chemically react with the dip.
|As you can see the pebble has raised the dip level|
This hopefully solves an issue, saves money and is of interest to all you other 'dippers'