Does it work?? I don't know.
But I'll try it next time.
I just had to do this yesterday... I put the nozzle in a little bit of
industrial solvent (goof-off in this case, although an 0.018" drill bit
was perfect for clearing the hole) and used a syringe to put a drop of
solvent in the top of the spray can itself. The nozzle was easy to
clean, but it took a few tries to get the can itself unclogged.
Also, the nozzle is not likely to be compatible with the WD40 can. Paint
cans are usually as cheaply built as possible so tend to have a simple
ball bearing on a spring against a rubber washer or O ring that both
seals the can and the shaft of the detachable nozzle. WD40 cans have a
higher quality valve assembly with an integral shaft protruding from the
You really dont want traces of WD40 in the paint either.
If you chill the paint can to reduce the internal pressure, you can use a
warm (not hot) can of lighter gas to blow back through the valve and dip
tube to clear it of paint. You'll probably have to slot the end of one
of the lighter gas nozzles to let the gas flow while its pushing the ball
bearing in the paint can valve down. You can also use the lighter gas
to flush the paint nozzle.
You can try soaking the nozzle in thinners and putting a drop into the
top of the pain can to try and clear the valve, but if you let paint dry
in the nozzle because you didn't clear it after use, its probably too
Ian Malcolm. London, ENGLAND. (NEWSGROUP REPLY PREFERRED)
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