How can I keep these lids on?

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2 out of three plastic rubber seals keep pushing lids up. Not an issue of sealing items inside as it’s just wrapped candy but aesthetics. Any thought besides removing seals permanently?

q how can i keep lids on
q how can i keep lids on
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  • Lisa Lisa on Feb 04, 2019

    They are indeed beautiful jars and I can see why that would drive you crazy. Any reason you're against removing the seals? Other than removing them and just letting the lids sit on top, the only option I can think of would be to get silicone rings or strips from the hardware store and hot glue them on but again, you'd still have to remove the current seals. No matter what, it looks to me like you have no option, but to remove the seals. Best of luck!

  • William William on Feb 04, 2019

    Have you tried cleaning the seals. Mild dish soap, vinegar, all purpose cleaner.

  • Mary Beerman Mary Beerman on Feb 04, 2019

    Could you trim the seals a tiny bit? Just try taking scissors or a razor and trim off a tiny bit to start, then do more if that doesn't work.

  • Karen George Karen George on Feb 05, 2019

    If the contents don't need to be kept air tight I would try putting a little hole in the plastic so when you put the covers on the air can escape, I believe seals are so tight it is causing the air to push them back up. If you remove the seals they won't fit correctly.

  • Randal Randal on Feb 05, 2019

    I agree with Mary, I would trim the circular portion that sticks out on the sides a bit, and keep going until it stays put. Like you say the candies are already individually wrapped. I am guess it has something to do with climate and pressure buildup, making the lids raise. That's the best bet, and most economical as well. Take care.

  • Pamela Pamela on Feb 05, 2019

    I think I would try to trim the the edge of the rubber seal of just make some slits in it ! They are very nice looking jars , hope this works !

  • Mona Blake Mona Blake on Feb 05, 2019

    I would try the blow dryer. Put on cotton gloves and heat the seals with the blow dryer, pushing the thickened section all the way around. This may flatten it enough that it does not push up.

  • Debi53 Debi53 on Feb 06, 2019

    From the first picture, it looks like the seals are separating from the lids. If this is the case, I would try some E6000 glue on the inside of the seal to keep it attached to the lid. Then I would also trim the seals down so they are not so tight fitting.

  • Michele Michele on Feb 06, 2019

    Rubber bands around small part of lid will tighten the lid. Experiment

  • Gary Allen Way Gary Allen Way on Feb 06, 2019

    Try using elastic bands around the glass or on the inside of top. Good luck


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