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On 9/21/2019 at 4:17 PM, TonyK said:

Krylon paint cans. Lately I've had 3 or 4 cans that end up with clogged stems. Not the nozzle part but the stem. I always clear out the nozzle but when I go to use it again I can't get any paint out of it. Don't know what to do. Had it happen to an off-brand can too. Seems to happen after I've used about 1/3 of the can.

when you finish using it, turn it upside down and give a short squirt. it should empty the stem of paint

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On 9/20/2019 at 4:28 AM, Tommy124 said:

Agreed, that black BMF stuff is just awful. Can be used for masking paint at the most.

 

28 minutes ago, stitchdup said:

when you finish using it, turn it upside down and give a short squirt. it should empty the stem of paint

Yes I ALWAYS do this and never have a problem with clogged nozzles.

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On 9/21/2019 at 10:17 AM, TonyK said:

Krylon paint cans. Lately I've had 3 or 4 cans that end up with clogged stems. Not the nozzle part but the stem. I always clear out the nozzle but when I go to use it again I can't get any paint out of it. Don't know what to do. Had it happen to an off-brand can too. Seems to happen after I've used about 1/3 of the can.

Tony, there is a chance your getting older cans of paint.  You can soak the spray nozzle in lacquer for a few hours then.they should work  fine.....

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About the Krylon paint....I always turn the can and spray until clear. I've soaked the nozzle but it doesn't seem to be the problem as I've grabbed a brand new nozzle from another can and tried that but it's the stem that's stuck. I'm taking thinner and dabbing the stem to see if that works. I think one of the cans is coming around.

This problem has happened if the used can has sat for a few weeks or even a few days so not sure what I'm doing wrong. Thanks for the input.

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3 hours ago, High octane said:

Sounds like a bad weekend, and I hope that you're alright?

I’m doing alright. Just a little sore. 

1 hour ago, espo said:

I've never seen a mower or any small engine come apart like that before. I think any racer in the world would be proud of that one. Minor steering linkage failure, might see if any Moog parts would interchange to repair that.  

Yeah that’s the first time I have blown up a motor. I guess that’s what happens when you are spinning a motor at 6000 rpm when it is only rated for 3600 rpm max. It wasn’t a minor steering linkage failure, it was a major colition with another mower. 

I am under the two mowers where the red circle is.3AA8DE7E-1315-4F4C-B6FE-15C58D559963.jpeg.809f913026056157f8b924dd564ac183.jpeg

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4 hours ago, TonyK said:

About the Krylon paint....I always turn the can and spray until clear. I've soaked the nozzle but it doesn't seem to be the problem as I've grabbed a brand new nozzle from another can and tried that but it's the stem that's stuck. I'm taking thinner and dabbing the stem to see if that works. I think one of the cans is coming around.

This problem has happened if the used can has sat for a few weeks or even a few days so not sure what I'm doing wrong. Thanks for the input.

There is a You Tube video showing how to use a tire valve to clear blocked stems in spray cans.  I haven't tried it yet, but I do have several older cans I may try it with.

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This morning Wendy the Westie got me up early, 0345 to go outside in the dark with a suddenly dead flashlight, and then she wanted to be feed immediately.  Fortunately I was able to get some sleep in my recliner with her at my side.  Every Tuesday morning I remove and wash Wendy's cushion from her bed.  I put the cushion in the washer, added detergent and set the very large almost full detergent plastic jug on the counter of the sink next to the washer.  About 20 minutes later we heard a large crash and came running.  When you are in your 70's the first thing you think of is your partner has "fallen and can't get up."  The vibration of the washer had bounced the jug off the counter and onto the floor depositing mucho laundry detergent across the laundry room floor because you know who had not put the lid on tightly!!  I got the shop vac from the basement and got most of the liquid up but then had to wash and dry the floor with towels.  Always wondered why I keep all those old towels, now I know why and the laundry room may be the cleanest it has ever been.

 

Back to my original plan A for the day with a trip to the 7-11 and bank.  Both went smoothly but as I was leaving the bank I remembered Scott telling me about the Aleenes 3 pack of tacky glue he got at Michaels so off across the parking lot to Michaels.   Now I have never been bashful about asking for direction but of course not a clerk in sight so the question was where to start?  Since the scrapbooking department was right near the front door it seem logical to start there.  Tacky glue, scrapbooks, makes sense.  No luck there so on to crafts, models, toys, etc.  Still no luck.  Off to fabrics, decorations, still no clerks in  sight, so back through scrapbooking, that still seemed logical, and on to the next to last row on the north side of the building and bingo, a whole rack of Aleenes glues.  Quite frankly I had never heard of them before but I found the 3 pack of varying drying speeds.  They sound like they will be very useful and come in handy.

 

What a day and its not ever yet.

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On 9/23/2019 at 1:34 PM, TarheelRick said:

There is a You Tube video showing how to use a tire valve to clear blocked stems in spray cans.  I haven't tried it yet, but I do have several older cans I may try it with.

When you do this, can you take a video? Never know just what may happen...

Don

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On 9/23/2019 at 12:14 PM, 426 pack said:

I’m doing alright. Just a little sore. 

Yeah that’s the first time I have blown up a motor. I guess that’s what happens when you are spinning a motor at 6000 rpm when it is only rated for 3600 rpm max. It wasn’t a minor steering linkage failure, it was a major colition with another mower. 

I am under the two mowers where the red circle is.3AA8DE7E-1315-4F4C-B6FE-15C58D559963.jpeg.809f913026056157f8b924dd564ac183.jpeg

The rules may not require it, but I would invest in a roll bar for your rig. 

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1 hour ago, Gramps46 said:

About 20 minutes later we heard a large crash and came running.  When you are in your 70's the first thing you think of is your partner has "fallen and can't get up."  The vibration of the washer had bounced the jug off the counter and onto the floor depositing mucho laundry detergent across the laundry room floor because you know who had not put the lid on tightly!! 

My wife did that once... years later I was changing the baseboard and found laundry detergent behind it!  

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3 hours ago, tbill said:

What irked me today? Nothing, nada, work was relatively smooth, weather straightened out , enjoyed the ride home from work , and so far, am having a delightful evening at home.

i hope this does not irk any of you ?

Oh man, you're messing things up over here!  Shouldn't you have posted this in the "What pleased you today" thread? ;)?

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On 9/23/2019 at 8:37 AM, TonyK said:

About the Krylon paint....I always turn the can and spray until clear.

The problem being with krylon's newest "Any Angle Spray" cans this doesn't work. They're designed to spray upside down. It will only stop spraying paint and blow propellant only when the can is empty.

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Working on an Academy Hyundai Azera for another forum CBP.  The body is molded in black so I decided to try to polish it out.  Got a pretty good shine, coated it with Future/Pledge/whatever and it looked fairly nice.  Was trying to Molotow the fine chrome line around the windows and the pen leaked a large stream down the side of the car.  Now I need to strip the car and try again, this time I am going to try BMF (if I have any that has not turned to dust).  Also discovered my hands are nowhere close to being steady enough to try this again, at least without taping it first.

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40 minutes ago, TarheelRick said:

Working on an Academy Hyundai Azera for another forum CBP.  The body is molded in black so I decided to try to polish it out.  Got a pretty good shine, coated it with Future/Pledge/whatever and it looked fairly nice.  Was trying to Molotow the fine chrome line around the windows and the pen leaked a large stream down the side of the car.  Now I need to strip the car and try again, this time I am going to try BMF (if I have any that has not turned to dust).  Also discovered my hands are nowhere close to being steady enough to try this again, at least without taping it first.

If you're not already outlining the molding with a #11 before you put the foil on try that. My problem besides the steady hand is seeing the edge of the molding and where to cut. I use one of those magnifying / lights to look through and the reflection of the molding edge can be hard to see from some angels.  

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1 hour ago, TarheelRick said:

Working on an Academy Hyundai Azera for another forum CBP.  The body is molded in black so I decided to try to polish it out.  Got a pretty good shine, coated it with Future/Pledge/whatever and it looked fairly nice.  Was trying to Molotow the fine chrome line around the windows and the pen leaked a large stream down the side of the car.  Now I need to strip the car and try again, this time I am going to try BMF (if I have any that has not turned to dust).  Also discovered my hands are nowhere close to being steady enough to try this again, at least without taping it first.

Fortunately everything you're working with is un-do-able. Rubbing alcohol will remove the Molotow. It will also remove the Future, so you can easily get back to your bare polished plastic with no damage. 

I've found Silver Sharpie to be easier to work with than Molotow. Doesn't look as good, but is cheaper, easier to work with, dries quickly, and is much more durable. It also comes right off with rubbing alcohol. Forget about the Future and you can use Sharpie on your bare polished body, and clean up any overage easily with rubbing alcohol. 

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57 minutes ago, espo said:

If you're not already outlining the molding with a #11 before you put the foil on try that. My problem besides the steady hand is seeing the edge of the molding and where to cut. I use one of those magnifying / lights to look through and the reflection of the molding edge can be hard to see from some angels.  

One tip is to paint the sides of your #11 blade black so you have a contrast between the foil and knife.

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Forgot to mention it last week when it happened: On the Gas Monkeys show, they bought and flipped a 2G Camaro, which they kept calling a '74. But it was clearly a '75, with the big rear window. As I've said before, I wouldn't let those morons change my oil. :rolleyes:

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