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Post by squiggle on Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:13 am

I use foam board for my tabletop on top of the fatmax, so I don't have to worry about that part, but taking out each little rainbow cake and taking the lid off was driving me crazy! LOL

And I do agree with the black felt... that will look great! I think I might put velcro down to hold the cakes down, though. I can get a sheet of it to put down in the bottom, then put a dot on the bottom of each cake. I don't like the cakes moving around much Smile
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Post by Denise Cold on Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:25 am

They don't move if you put a piece of towel in. That was a biggie for me because I'm a "holder"....I love to hold my cakes when I load. I was thinking of doing a Fat Max Youtube video but I'm mad at him right now, so if we make up I'll show the way they fit in the bottom and that the paints stay in place. Smile I also need to figure out what to do with the extra slots I was using for paints! Smile Maybe I can put my glitter tattoo stuff there. Wow! that would be nice. Smile

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Post by squiggle on Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:28 am

Oh, okay! That's good, because I, too, like to hold mine while I load and I wasn't sure how I was going to like not doing that Wink

Does the case fit lying flat in the top of the fatmax, or do you have to store it sideways in the bottom of the fatmax?
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Post by Denise Cold on Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:35 am

Yes, I had to lay it sideways. Not sure about laying them on top. I"ve been using my deep top layer for my brush bath and brushes so I'm going to have to think about this configuration. Linda posted a picture (I think on the Face and Body Painters Facebook group?) and she had two cases up there. I've got to study some more. Smile

I think I'm cutting my brushes way down now that I've got the scrubby thing in the bottom of my bath so I only need about 10 brushes.

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Post by Miss Ronnie on Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:00 am

Last week my Max handle pulled all the way out and I'm sure it was part of some comedy act as I stood there in the parking lot and just sort of blankly stared at the handle in my hands for about 30 long seconds... But it did go back in and it still "catches".... Shocked
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Post by a face painting mom on Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:05 pm

My Fat Max handle will pull all the way out, but it always goes back in fine. I did not really like painting out of it. We use it for the Air brush and glitter now, and it is great. I am using the Plano rolling box. Still interested in the paint storage...
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Post by barbb919 on Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:27 pm

i use double sided mounting tape to hold my paints to the blue case from walmart..and they don't move..i have inserts from the form..i had to cut the corners off and then it fit in the blue cases..on the lids i use the double sided mounting tape..great stuff...
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Post by barbb919 on Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:28 pm

I have 2 cases like happyvickery
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Post by MasterpieceFacePainting on Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:30 pm

I'll have to take photos of what I found. I couldn't find the scrapbook paper cases anywhere... But I found a wooden case that was originally used for a little kids art kit, with felt pens, oil pastels, water colour paints and all that. I took everything out and my paints are secured in with heavy duty, self adhesive velcro. It's wonderful stuff!
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Post by IamGinaW on Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:37 am

I haven't been able to find them any more at Walmart. They are made by AcroMills but I think they are discontinued. I'm so bummed because they were only $5.

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Post by Luvs to paint on Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:57 am

I bought a similar case (sterilite) and place my splits on the bottom (loose) and then there is room for my foam insert tray with my solid colors to sit on top along with a piece of bubble foam to keep it all in tight. When I open the case to work, I slide the solid color paint insert to the (lid) left side closest to me. I can then reach the splits easily to lift out the one I need. When I'm ready to go, I just slide the insert back to the right, cover with the sheet of bubble wrap, and snap it closed. The case stores sideways in the bottom of my fat max. I don't like having the lids on, or the paint pots glued or velcroed down, or arranged where some are stored "upside down". I used to think the more paint I brought with me, the better, but I'm learning to streamline my kit and I like it much better.
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Post by Psalmbook on Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:55 pm

Oh no! So sorry to hear about Max! My handle has popped out before when other people have tried to help me w/ my kit. Now, NO ONE touches Maxie!

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Post by Denise Cold on Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:43 pm

Max is dead. The clip that holds the yellow thumb spring up in place broke off. Must have been cracked when it fell out the first time and then it finally broke off.

Going to try and replace it at Home Depot. It was just looking good too. Had a mom say at the last gig "Oh, look. She's so organized!" Smile

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Post by Luvs to paint on Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:39 pm

So sorry, Denise. Perhaps you could rig it some how to still be able to maneuver it around.
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Post by MelodyFPL on Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:32 pm

Is there any warranty on fatmaxes?
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Post by Miss Ronnie on Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:37 pm

I took my broken commercial canopy tent back to Home Depot with the receipt and they replaced it, no questions.... it shouldn't have broken after only half a dozen uses.

Honestly, I LOVE my ObeseMax (he's so stuffed to the gills he's beyond fat!)) but for being a Stanley made product that supposed to be for construction crews to use on site.... I think the quality really lacks... I have plastic dishes in my cupboard that seems sturdier!!! Neutral
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Post by Denise Cold on Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:36 pm

I don't even overload it and I never jerk it up stairs, I go really slowly. I can't believe that it could really be used for a construction job site. The design puts too much force on those little yellow pegs (I'm surprised they didn't break first.)

I think that Home Depot will replace it. If they don't I think I'm going to either get a scrapbook case or petite carry-on rolling bag.

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Post by Stacia on Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:05 pm

I bet Home Depot will replace it...if not I'd call Stanley and see what they can do for you. RIP Max Sad
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Post by TheGildedCat on Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:17 pm

Re: the WalMart scrapbook cases
Use this link to find an Akro Mils distributer near your zip code
http://www.akro-mils.com/Distributor-Locator.aspx
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Post by Miss Ronnie on Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:53 pm

I can't believe I'm talking trash about my Max but ...
I am forced to go gently and slowly with him because he weighs almost as much as I do (or so it feels!) and I have a gimpy-limpy knee... but I have had three very minor things break on him and if I'm that gentle how the heck can he stand up to Brawny Bill and the whole construction crew?!? I wonder how many complaints Stanley gets about Max?
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Post by Denise Cold on Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:19 pm

My husband called Stanley for me because Home Depot returns were only 90 days...

They agreed to send a replacement but I have to empty mine first and have UPS pick it up and send it back to the plant. I'm going to take a picture of the contents and describe the problem and leave it in there so they can see that I don't overload it. Hopefully they'll start fixing the flaws.

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Post by scgilland on Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:21 pm

Hey darlings, I have 2 of the sterilite cases, has anyone ever thought of putting foam inserts in them to hold the paints better? Not sure I even know where to get foam inserts. Or would that just be more to clean?
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Post by ChangingFaceDesigns on Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:41 am

The handle was never meant to pull the fatmax) up stairs. The handle is for rolling on level surfaces or perhaps roll up a curb. I have had mine for just about 2 years and it has been through many many jobs and rolled over stone, concrete, asphalt, grass, gravel and still going strong. I have never once tried to use the pull handle for dragging it up stairs because it was not made for that, hence the side handles which you are to use to lift it. The handle is and was not designed to carry the weight that way.

Glad you are able to get it replaced though.
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Post by Luvs to paint on Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:47 am

Scgilland , I use the sterile cases and have my split cakes in loose (I like to pick them up as I use one), and my solid cakes in a foam insert. I attached a "tab" to the edge of my foam insert so I can grab it easier. When the case is closed, the loose cakes are on the bottom of the case and the foam insert sits on top and it closes all closes neatly and there's no jostling. When I'm ready to paint, I can easily slide the foam insert to the lid side of the case. I don't keep my lids on, and I don't like the paints "facing" each other when the case is closed, that's why I store them the way I do. I store the case sideways in the bottom of my fat max.
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Post by Denise Cold on Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:04 am

Thanks Changing...but that is what I'm talking about. It's hard enough to get it into my car by lifting it up (at home I have a partner help me) but I can't imagine trying to lift it up the dozen or so stairs I've had to deal with at most houses. I'm not going to get a hernia or a strained back (or fall!) because they can't make their product as good as a carryon piece of luggage.

So, I'll get the replacement but I'm thinking I'll have to come up with another solution soon.

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