Maitenance of mixing rubber bowl

Old 10-14-23, 11:21 AM
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Maitenance of mixing rubber bowl

For general wall plastering jobs in the house I use a rubber mixing bowl.
After several uses, and thorough cleaning of the bowl, it loses its flexibility and round shape.
It looks like it was pushed on the sides and I end up buying another one.
Is there a way to prevent it from getting hard and deformed, such as rubbing with oil, etc. ?
Old 10-14-23, 03:45 PM
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Have you thought about switching to a different type bowl ?
I use 1/2 gallon plastic ice cream containers. East to use and clean.
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I use 1 gallon pool chlorine jugs. These are like a milk jug only heavier gauge. I split them the long way. I have dozens of them. I mix one batch then use a new one for the next batch. I accumulate a bunch of dirty ones and clean them all at once. Eventually the crack or get too crusty to clean well. They are free.
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For small repairs I've always just mixed the mud in my pan.

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