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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Iowa USA

    Spray Paint

    Is it just me? I normally buy Rustoleum because its everywhere and to get my favorite Krylon I have go to Walmart which I hate.

    Rustoleum I can never finish the can with out it plugging up at least once. I have tossed many 1/2 cans of the stuff. Yes I know the routine upside down and spray to clean the nozzle, I even save nozzles and clean with acetone and etc.

    So anyone with suggestions?
    Last edited by Bill George; 11-02-2023 at 6:51 PM.
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  2. #2
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    Nov 2021
    Mid West and North East USA
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    Our welding supply store has the big, professional cans. They are superior in all ways. Do not forget to retrieve your slingshot ammo and recycle the can.

    Last edited by Maurice Mcmurry; 11-03-2023 at 10:12 AM. Reason: image
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  3. #3
    George, nobody shakes these cans for the recommended time. It's impossible. However,, if you set your phone timer for the vigorous shake, might be the first
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  4. #4
    To help extend life of rattle cans, I store them on their sides. When stored upright, solids settle to bottom of can where pickup tube is, which means no amount of shaking is going to get rid of the the slug of solids in pickup tube. After soaking nozzle in solvent, and before attaching to can, I will spray carb cleaner backward thru nozzle. This often does the trick of unstopping nozzle. Be sure to wear proper protection, gloves, and glasses. Hard to clean those "spray in any position " cans.

  5. #5
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    Feb 2014
    Lake Gaston, Henrico, NC
    I guess fish oil isnít what it used to be.

  6. #6
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    May 2018
    Lancaster, Ohio
    I like to use this
    MixKwik paint can / foam can shaker / reciprocating saw attachment | eBay
    I find the paint sprays better after it is shaken for a while.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Cambridge Vermont
    Do you turn the can upside down and spray to clean out the nozzle? It does help.

    BTW I got a can of Rustoleum with a different kind of nozzle. It has 5 different patterns on a rotating nozzle. I haven't found a project to try it on yet.

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