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carrying spraypaint on planes

Discussion in 'Third Rail' started by jamespolk, Jun 1, 2002.

  1. jamespolk

    jamespolk New Jack

    Joined: Jun 1, 2002 Messages: 6 Likes Received: 0
    I've run a search for this already, and come up blank. And this seems like it could benefit some people in this stupid post "9/11" world. Anyways, what is the legality of transporting cans on an airplane? Are they allowed in carry on or checked baggage? And if neither is possible, is my only alternative shipping cans?

    My gut feeling is that cans aren't allowed at all. I'm spending some time overseas soon (no, not Europe... think remote jungle where paint is hard to come by) and I'd like to bring some cans.

    thanks for the help.

    James K. Polk

    RING OF FIRE New Jack

    Joined: Mar 13, 2002 Messages: 85 Likes Received: 0
    I travel via plane all the time. The only way you can carry spray paint is by checking your bag.

    I remember I've accidently carried mace with me before 9/11 and nobody even questioned it. Now I can't even carry scissors.
  3. *Repent*

    *Repent* New Jack

    Joined: May 30, 2002 Messages: 74 Likes Received: 0
    you can easily bring paint on air planes. all u need to do is put in a bag that you check in, not carry on, because you'll never get it through the security check.and a little tip for you; put your paint in those big ziplock bags, you know the ones? just in case the presure or whatever starts to geek out in the can, you wont end up with paint onall your other shit in the bag. it works i just had to do it not to long ago!
  4. sectorTVA

    sectorTVA Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 8, 2000 Messages: 1,272 Likes Received: 1
    flying outta germany my boy checked 8 cans of belton....while he was waiting for his flight to depart they called him to the security desk and made him remove all his paint from his bag due to the flamable logo on the can....his mom in germany mailed the cans to my house, but they got here after he went back to germany...so now i got 8 new cans plus 3 other cans he mailed me earlier before he came to the states....good for me....i guess....
  5. yoink

    yoink Elite Member

    Joined: May 27, 2002 Messages: 3,428 Likes Received: 0
    where are you goin thats so remote?

    just asking cause i have a friend who works in the mia airport and said they were absolutely cracking down on all that, not saying they get everythign , but that they are saying no to everythgin like that including paint...

    SKUMBALUCKAH Senior Member

    Joined: Nov 22, 2000 Messages: 2,060 Likes Received: 1
    I have travelled with paint a few times with my hand luggage. They only stopped me and asked what it was for. No problems really.
  7. yoink

    yoink Elite Member

    Joined: May 27, 2002 Messages: 3,428 Likes Received: 0
    just wondering

    noones had any problems with the pressure change? just asking cause i havent done it, and was wondering if anyones had any can accidents..?
  8. ElectricitySucks

    ElectricitySucks Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 13, 2001 Messages: 6,395 Likes Received: 24
    i think the person who started this post is a PIG
  9. jamespolk

    jamespolk New Jack

    Joined: Jun 1, 2002 Messages: 6 Likes Received: 0
    Yoink, I'm going to be travelling around the Phillipines for awhile. Paint can be hard to come by in some areas. It seems like security is to tight. I could swear I've read they were xraying checked baggage too.

    I think you're a fool. But you've caught me. Here's a recent photo.

    Why would I ask a bunch of internet vandals (you) about this? I could easily call up any airport or airline.

    James Polk
  10. yoink

    yoink Elite Member

    Joined: May 27, 2002 Messages: 3,428 Likes Received: 0
    i was at the mia airport the other week and i was watching the screening in security and they had this video, get this, no spray cans, guns knifes you know the usual then another screen comes on and says you cant carry chainsaws on the plane..CHAINSAWS....geez whats the fucking world coming too when i cant carry my trusty chainsaw with me!! :D
  11. Jewish Task Force

    Jewish Task Force Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 6, 2001 Messages: 1,626 Likes Received: 3
    Depends on the airport.

    If its paper label, like Belton, take the label off, it helps. I usually take it carry on. Its pressurized in the cabin so you know it wont blow.
  12. jamespolk

    jamespolk New Jack

    Joined: Jun 1, 2002 Messages: 6 Likes Received: 0
    Apparantly aerosol containers of any kind are not allowed (even in checked baggage). oh well.
  13. Are2

    Are2 Senior Member

    Joined: Aug 5, 2000 Messages: 1,973 Likes Received: 0
    the FAA does not allow any sort of spray paint on checked or carry on bags

    however, i've gotten a couple (literally, 2) cans through regular security in an airport (in the past two months) ...however, i was subject to a random check at that last second before you walk down the breezeway and onto the plane...they found the paint, but they allowed me to do the 11th hour bag-check right there on the spot after some hemming and hawing about its legality...

    so basically, you're just taking your chances..
    i would say there is only a very slim possibility of getting in any trouble other than losing your paint..

    ..any international airport will probably be slightly more concerced with security
  14. fizm

    fizm Member

    Joined: Apr 9, 2002 Messages: 573 Likes Received: 0
    what about guns? are guns ok?
  15. jamespolk

    jamespolk New Jack

    Joined: Jun 1, 2002 Messages: 6 Likes Received: 0
    yes, guns are okay as long as you promise that you won't fire them on the plane.