As I'm trying to pour Alumilite's High Strength 2 silicone into the little 1oz measuring cups. So much is being wasted by flowing over the tub. What's the best way to pour this stuff without waste? I was thinking about buying a couple of the plastic ketchup bottles and filling them with the silicone for easy and controlled pour.
The squeeze bottle would work , but another alternative would be to purchase a large syringe or two from a Farm & Home type store ...one where you would find feed and vet supply's for farm animals like cattle,horses, hogs, sheep...that way you could draw up the amount of cc's you need to add to the measuring cup.
The syringes are large enough that they could be cleaned out and reused.
I myself had a problem with figuring out how to get what I needed out of the 5lb tubs of Plat 25 and I found using cheap metal ladles to dip it out into the cups works great for me. I also have short cups to rest them in (like a spoon rest) to keep them upright while I'm measuring.
That's not stupid at all, it's always good to know how to clean up cause you WILL get it on things - I'm an old hand at this and I still have messes. If it's mixed and the mess is on a hard surface that you won't be using again right away, leave it on and just wait for it to cure and pull it off later. If it's not mixed and you're cleaning up the work area, you've got a couple options - rubbing alcohol (I don't care to use this myself), Lysol de-greasing wipes (what I usually use), or hand sanitizer (haven't tried this one). Also if you're working on a countertop, be sure to cover it with something like a cheap table cloth you don't use for anything else. Or if you luck out like I did, you can use the cut out piece of countertop that was cut out for a sink.