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Defective can of paint

Discussion in 'Third Rail' started by BlueStreaks, Jul 15, 2004.

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  1. BlueStreaks

    BlueStreaks Junior Member

    Joined: Feb 24, 2004 Messages: 136 Likes Received: 0
    Okay,when I try to put a cap on a can of paint(cap:NY fat or NY skinny)it will explode on me,it's comming out of the valve on the can of paint(Rustoleum).Is it me or the can of paint?It's been happening often,but only with Rustoleum cans.
     
  2. goonstock

    goonstock Member

    Joined: Jul 19, 2002 Messages: 715 Likes Received: 0
    use rusto fats on it.

    look at the valve( the rubber ring inside the the part where you put the cap on) if its broken, you might as well throw the can away. thats usually the problem
     
  3. ODS-1

    ODS-1 Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 21, 2003 Messages: 3,575 Likes Received: 0
    Rusto has alot higher pressure than other cans, that's why it's only good for bombing and nothing else.
     
  4. stocktipphil

    stocktipphil New Jack

    Joined: Jul 16, 2004 Messages: 69 Likes Received: 0
    hmmm. thats not necessarily true.
     
  5. !@#$%

    !@#$% Moderator Crew

    Joined: Oct 1, 2002 Messages: 18,517 Likes Received: 621
    ^ that is ridiculous. [the rusto high pressure thing]
    i only use rusto. for everything, including outlines
    and in my experience, euro paints are under higher pressure.
    and i also use stock tips.

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    anyway, check out the valve where you are putting the cap in.

    sometimes, the 'neck' part of a cap gets broken off inside the valve when you pop off the top of the can.

    if that has happened, you can use something extremely sharp and pointy to try to stab it and fish it out. (like a safety pin)

    DO NOT DO THIS INDOORS.
    you may accidentally press the broken cap down into the can with the pin if you aren't careful, thus resulting in a wild and uncontrollable massive mist of paint everywhere, including in your face.

    if you are careful and patient, you can stab the piece and slowly pull it free.
    then the can should be good to go again.
     
  6. CrazyLazy

    CrazyLazy Senior Member

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  7. paint trains

    paint trains Junior Member

    Joined: Jun 27, 2004 Messages: 139 Likes Received: 0
    just throw the can out. i've had that happen to me before, everytime i basically touched the cap of it it spurted out covering a massive area.
     
  8. GnomeToys

    GnomeToys Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 24, 2003 Messages: 2,616 Likes Received: 4
    I've got a can of ultraflat black at home that is shooting out a silly-string like stream of paint, and I don't know why. I'm going to keep it because I figure it should be good for something, just not sure what yet.
     
  9. ¤¤FoRGE²¤¤

    ¤¤FoRGE²¤¤ Member

    Joined: Jun 12, 2004 Messages: 929 Likes Received: 0
    is it rusto or krylon?...i got a can of krylon that does that...............stupid fuckin latex paint
     
  10. BlueStreaks

    BlueStreaks Junior Member

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  11. ¤¤FoRGE²¤¤

    ¤¤FoRGE²¤¤ Member

    Joined: Jun 12, 2004 Messages: 929 Likes Received: 0
    i was askin gnome toys but thanks bluestreaks...i was about to start a thread on the same exact topic and i was about to throw 6 rusto cans away...sometimes this happens on my red devil also..
     
  12. destroya

    destroya Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 30, 2002 Messages: 1,714 Likes Received: 1
    this may sound odd, but due to a strange coincidence, whenever i get rusto, which is more seldom than i'd like, i always have used rusto fats. with that said, the question i pose to you is this: do other caps leak on rusto, like i've heard?
     
  13. paint trains

    paint trains Junior Member

    Joined: Jun 27, 2004 Messages: 139 Likes Received: 0
    Have you shaken it good? i had a can of montana which did something like that and i shook it for a couple of minutes and it worked fine after that.
     
  14. rinse

    rinse Member

    Joined: Dec 28, 2003 Messages: 703 Likes Received: 0
    sounds like the valve is shot. it can happen to old cans of paint. especially if you dont store them with a cap on the can.
    i have never seen it happen to rust-o-leum though. i have had to trash countless krylon cans due to busted up valves.
    at this point there isnt really anythig you can do to save the defective can.
    just remember to keep a cap in all your cans while not in use.
     
  15. GnomeToys

    GnomeToys Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 24, 2003 Messages: 2,616 Likes Received: 4
    Shook it for about a minute... I'll probably just find some other project to use it for if it doesn't start working the next time I try it.
     
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