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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian20 May 2024 8:25 p.m. PST

You were asked – TMP link

A lot of the materials we use in the hobby eventually expire. Paints dry up, glues lose their power, etc. Therefore, it can be useful to put the date on certain items when you purchase them, so your future self will know just how old that tube of cement actually is. Do you write dates of purchase on relevant hobby items?

93% said "no, I do not date my stuff"
5% said "yes, I date my stuff"

Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP20 May 2024 9:23 p.m. PST

I keep a supply of glue and a few other items in stock, and I date them only to insure I use the oldest ones first. I hate working on a project only to find I have run out of glue, or worse, they don't make that kind anymore and I am out now.


Toaster20 May 2024 10:53 p.m. PST

I prefer to date ladies, my stuff just isn't good at conversation.

CeruLucifus21 May 2024 2:05 a.m. PST

I date-label batteries in smoke detectors and in computer UPS units, but have not started date-marking hobby supplies.

14Bore21 May 2024 8:48 a.m. PST

As said as a 40+ year collector wish I did.
Barely a few units are. Tossed whole unit into stripper and saw once dud them around 1987

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