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    Anyway to fix a broken spray can

    Last year I ordered a 3 pack of Boeshield t-9. I have to re-apply about 3 times a year to prevent rusting. Anyway I finally used up the first can but find the other 2 won't spray. I press the tip and nothing. I took off the tip thinking it may just be clogged and pushed the tube against the wall and nothing. I can here the liquid in the can when I shake it so I know it's not empty. Any suggestions on how to salvage it? At worst I figure I can just puncture it and transfer it to a spray bottle but anyone know of a better way?
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    Shake well, take the nozzle off, hold the can vertically and depress the tube to see if you get any liquid. If that doesn't work, invert the can and test. If that doesn't work, drill through the tube and pour it out.
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    or, you could just write to them and explain that you now have 2 unusable cans of product and see if they will send you new ones.


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    With Sailor's method, if the color is right, you could literally 'paint the town red'. How many people can make that claim?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wardprobst View Post
    Shake well, take the nozzle off, hold the can vertically and depress the tube to see if you get any liquid. If that doesn't work, invert the can and test. If that doesn't work, drill through the tube and pour it out.
    DP
    Sounds like a sure-fired way to apply for a Darwin award.

    Isn't there still a chance the can is pressurized but the valve was defective?

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    Experiment with your air compressor. Take the plastic spray cap off the valve and press the valve with the blow tip of your air system to pressurize the can. Use caution not to blow the can, but its an easy process that works most of the time. Wear gloves and a face shield.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr__Bill View Post
    or, you could just write to them and explain that you now have 2 unusable cans of product and see if they will send you new ones.


    Bill
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    Decided to follow your advice. It didn't really occur to me because it's been close to a year since I bought them and have been pretty much accustomed to bad customer service. Well to my surprise I get an email back the following day stating they were sorry for my inconvenience and will ship out 2 replacement cans. All they asked for were the lot numbers printed on the can. Presumably so they could compare them to any future complaints. So big thumbs to Boeshield CS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by All Thumbs View Post
    Sounds like a sure-fired way to apply for a Darwin award.

    Isn't there still a chance the can is pressurized but the valve was defective?
    I'm thinking this is the case since they did spray initially but then stopped a few seconds later.
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    Jussi, what has been your experience with the Boeshield? Worth the money or no? I have been having good success using light machine oil for cleaning followed by Johnson's paste wax but would love to hear your story on it.
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