spray cans stop working

Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:46 pm

Hi! This is probably not where it should be posted. I am taken advantage of this nice weather doing some work on a cub and equipment getting ready for summer. I am having trouble with aerosol cans they stop working before all the fluid is gone. some half some more than half left. Kroil, wd 40, paint same thing. This is not new problem for me . I just don't know why they stop working. any ideas? Thanks! Tom

Re: spray cans stop working

Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:59 pm

Probably run out of gas, like we all do, from time to time! :lol:
Ed

Re: spray cans stop working

Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:30 pm

I have no idea if this will work as I've never tried it personally, but might be worth a try.

Re: spray cans stop working

Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:21 pm

Ray, you know I'm going to try that..... :lol:

Re: spray cans stop working

Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:10 pm

Hi Raymond,
That looks a good tip I never saw that before and it would be worth trying. I have found when using paint spray cans that when you are finished using the can and there is still plenty of paint left in it, I pull off the little press nozzle and give it a wash in thinners and slip it on again without letting out paint then your nozzle is clean and not clogged up and all ready for use at a future date.
Bernard,
Donegal Cub.

Re: spray cans stop working

Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:07 pm

Be sure to watch the pressure if you have a larger compressor.

Re: spray cans stop working

Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:44 am

Always try to keep the can upright while spraying if possible. If you turn the can upside down to clear paint from nozzle don't let more gas out then is necessary.

Re: spray cans stop working

Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:52 pm

I've been trying something like that for probably 20 years or so, and have had virtually no luck. (some times I got a little more out) Although I will say I had no idea how much pressure the can would hold so maybe I didn't get enough pressure to do much good. I've also tried this on plugged spray paint, but most of the time they just plugged right back up.

I probably will try this method though. It looks like it may work better, especially if you regulate the amount of pressure going in.

Re: spray cans stop working

Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:38 pm

With my luck, I would try this with a can of paint and end up an IH Redhead.