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Keeping Aerosol Spray Can Heads Clean

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Blog entry by Rich posted 06-23-2017 11:07 PM 1137 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been experimenting with different spray toners lately, and I like to use cans pf pre-cat lacquer from Mohawk for small, quick tasks. The old invert the can and spray until clear method of keeping the spray head from clogging is pretty wasteful — not to mention the fact that it fills the air with an unnecessary amount of excess spray.

To avoid that, I use a can of compressed gas to clear the spray head. By tapering the tip of the tube slightly, and cutting it short so it’s easy to control, the spray head can be pulled off of the spray can, and the tube inserted into the inlet. Blowing gas through it for just a second clears the head and saves valuable material.

Obviously the spray head needs to be held in place, but this photo shows how it’s done.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner



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#1 posted 06-24-2017 12:04 AM

Pretty cool Idea. I’m going to give that a try! Thanks for sharing that tip!

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#2 posted 06-24-2017 03:13 AM

Great tip. Thanks.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#3 posted 06-24-2017 03:32 AM

Cool, now I can clean my sanding sealer tips….lol

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#4 posted 06-24-2017 05:24 AM


Cool, now I can clean my sanding sealer tips….lol

- jbay

:) Touché!

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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