Nalgene + Nested cup = Scrapes

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Nalgene + Nested cup = Scrapes

Post by moab » Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:48 pm

Anyone else have this problem? The rivets inside my Olicamp Space Saver cup scrapes up my Nalgene pretty bad. I guess I'll have to slide a handkerchief in there between the bottle and cup. Thought about grinding the rivets down. But don't want to destroy the anodized finish on the inside of the cup:

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Re: Nalgene + Nested cup = Scrapes

Post by docdredd » Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:50 pm

Meh, Cosmetic damage is just that cosmetic.

Ide stay away from grinding down the rivets as you may lose the handle at a bad time.... like when its full of chow.
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Re: Nalgene + Nested cup = Scrapes

Post by moab » Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:55 pm

docdredd wrote:Meh, Cosmetic damage is just that cosmetic.

Ide stay away from grinding down the rivets as you may lose the handle at a bad time.... like when its full of chow.
Ya. My thoughts exactly. It's pretty gougey though. And that's a new cup and bottle. Only been put in twice. I think I'll for sure nest it with a cloth of some sort.
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Re: Nalgene + Nested cup = Scrapes

Post by Iowa_guy » Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:55 pm

Could wrap a layer of duct tape around the bottom. It would be a bit more snug but you have the protection of the tape plus some extra for when you need to repair something.

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Re: Nalgene + Nested cup = Scrapes

Post by Neddog » Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:59 pm

moab wrote:I guess I'll have to slide a handkerchief in there between the bottle and cup.
This. :) I have many nested things which require a layer in between. Not a big deal.
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Re: Nalgene + Nested cup = Scrapes

Post by kbilly84 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:32 pm

Neddog wrote:
moab wrote:I guess I'll have to slide a handkerchief in there between the bottle and cup.
This. :) I have many nested things which require a layer in between. Not a big deal.
And then you have a bandanna when needed.
I'll have to check, but I don't think my GSI cup has that problem. Thanks for bringing it up. I may not have thought to notice something like this.

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Post by Aikibiker » Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:16 pm

Iowa_guy wrote:Could wrap a layer of duct tape around the bottom. It would be a bit more snug but you have the protection of the tape plus some extra for when you need to repair something.

I did this. The hankerchief idea is good too.
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Post by mystic_1 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:29 pm

kbilly84 wrote:I'll have to check, but I don't think my GSI cup has that problem.

The GSI cup is smooth on the inside and does not do this.

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Re: Nalgene + Nested cup = Scrapes

Post by moab » Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:37 pm

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kbilly84 wrote:I'll have to check, but I don't think my GSI cup has that problem.

The GSI cup is smooth on the inside and does not do this.

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Re: Nalgene + Nested cup = Scrapes

Post by 74 or more » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:12 pm

Is it an older Olicamp? Mine has no rivits and fits perfectly on my Nalgene.

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EDIT: didn't realize it was the anodized cup
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Re: Nalgene + Nested cup = Scrapes

Post by moab » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:24 pm

Its the anodized version.
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Post by Boondock » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:33 pm

Wrap the bottle in duct tape until it's snug inside the cup, cuts down on the rattle, gives you extra duct tape.

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Post by 74 or more » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:53 pm

moab wrote:Its the anodized version.
ah I'm sorry. Not sure how I missed that
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Re: Nalgene + Nested cup = Scrapes

Post by offcamber » Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:27 pm

My Nalgenes are so scratched up they are almost opaque. :D

I've never been able to break one sans hitting it with my car, so I wouldn't worry much about scratches:

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Post by AZMedic » Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:45 am

I dont know what the nalgenes are made of but I have never broken one. I have the GSI cup and no issues.
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Post by Tobias05 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:41 am

AZMedic wrote:I dont know what the nalgenes are made of but I have never broken one. I have the GSI cup and no issues.
We couldn't break one either, until we dropped one of our bosses nalgene bottle out the back of a bird onto an abandoned runway, a thousand feet bellow :crazy:

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Post by Towanda » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:12 pm

Nalgenes used to be made of Lexan. Since the BPA flap, they're now made of a kind of polyester.

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Post by Whiskey » Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:27 am

I've broken two nalgenes. One liter, dropped from about 4 ft on concrete. The other was a baby sippy style Nalgene, chucked from a grocery cart to the ground. Both were catastrophic failures.



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Post by cbTubb08 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:36 am

Your just hard on gear.. :mrgreen:

I have dropped mine on many occasions many surfaces.. the only part that is close to failing would be the lid keeper.

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Post by sarky » Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:46 am

Haven't had any problems with either my CMI cup or my SnoPeak Ti mini solo cook kit
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Post by bltjr1951 » Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:26 pm

If it fits that snug to gouge bottle, how will it fit with layers of duct tape?
Even one layer would drag on rivets.
Perhaps wrapping a layer above the rivets would keep bottle from rubbing on rivets?

A bandanna would even drag and then it would have holes in it.
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Post by moab » Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:17 pm

bltjr1951 wrote:If it fits that snug to gouge bottle, how will it fit with layers of duct tape?
Even one layer would drag on rivets.
Perhaps wrapping a layer above the rivets would keep bottle from rubbing on rivets?

A bandanna would even drag and then it would have holes in it.
I think your right. I'll mess with it a bit. I might have to grind the rivets down a bit afterall.
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Post by bltjr1951 » Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:20 pm

moab wrote: I think your right. I'll mess with it a bit. I might have to grind the rivets down a bit afterall.
How about grinding the scrapes on bottle, making slots for rivets to slide into?
Talking about millimeter, surely bottle is thick enough?
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Post by glaston » Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:35 am

Easiest and most practical thing to do is to just forget about it. It's not gonna hurt either the cup or the nalgene. But grinding the rivets down could. Right now the rivets have beveled edges. If you grind them down they'll have flat edges that are sharper, unless you grind them down far enough to be completely flat. But in that case they'll be considerably weakened.
Once they aren't so new anymore you won't even care or notice the scratches. Nalgenes get scratched up easy. It doesn't effect the integrity.

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