Save the big bucks and buy one of these:
and a couple of these:
The plastic spray bottle has an adjustable nozzle for stream or spray.
Think of how many aerosol cans you've purchased over the years and
compare that to the price of a gallon (~$15) and a couple of <$4 spray
And no straw to lose, ever!
They sell a little rubber gadget that holds the straw to the can if it
pops off. I picked up a handful at the auto parts store and keep them
on all the cans with straws. You can also buy replacement straws but
you need a few different sizes because they are not standard.
OK, I gotta ask...
Why don't people buy the gallon size and a few spray bottles? It's
not like it ever goes bad and it's so much cheaper.
I keep a spray bottle in my shop, in my garage and in my trailer.
It's also "greener", should you care.
On Mon, 17 Nov 2008 14:31:54 -0800 (PST), DerbyDad03
I used a gallon of WD40 but found that the aerosol was just a lot
handier. I had plastic 2 bottles and both broke long before the
gallon was up.
I picked up a metal spray can for some PB blaster that I have in stock
now. The damn thing doesn't spray all that well- and it seems to
leak if the barometric pressure or temperature changes a little bit.
There's a reason aerosol cans are popular.
You can buy refillable, rechargable, air powered cans that have a
schrader valve in the bottom. They are made of metal and work quite
well. Just put in some of whatever liquid you want to spray, screw on
the top, hit the valve with a quick blast from your compressor hose
and you're good to go.
I bought an inexpensive refillable spray can from Harbor Freight
and years before bought an expensive built like a tank spray can
from W.W.Grainger. The sprayers are an excellent way to demonstrate
how flammable kerosene or diesel fuel is when sprayed as a fine mist.
The fireballs you can make with the things are amazing.
I go one step beyond yours. I tape a plastic soda straw (with the bottom
3/4" bent up) to the can and drop the can's straw into that.
Won't work as well as your plain old taping if the can gets rolled
around, but my cans are always standing upright on a shelf or workbench.
Huge problem always for me. I always have WD-40, rarely the damn straw
though. There must be a way to get straws though? How about this idea?
When you get a new can, cut the straw in two pieces and then tape the other
half of the straw on the opposite side of the can from where the first piece
At least that would double the life of the straw.
Looks like a good thing. But five bucks for a dozen modified rubber bands?
Harbor Freight bag of rubber bands Shitload in a bag for maybe 50 cents or
Only problem with elastics is they dry out.
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