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Old 07-27-2017, 12:49 PM
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The reason why primer nozzles stay clearer is that their spray output has a larger diameter to accommodate the larger % of solids in the mix.

I never have these issues as I invert the can to blow out the nozzle and I dunk my nozzles in dope thinner after use. Dope thinner dissolves ALL paint residues (Lacquer, Dope, Enamel, Varnish, etc) other than 2-part (hardener-mix) Epoxy paint and 2-part (catalyzed) Automotive Urethane paint (Imron, etc), but neither of those types are being sprayed out of a rattle-can. 2-part epoxy and urethane paints are only able to be sprayed out of a gun or airbrush. Those must be cleaned when the paint in them is still WET by spraying them free of paint with thinner. If one lets those "harden in the gun" the gun is ruined forever .
The rattle-cans that are labeled "Appliance Epoxy" are a load of baloney. There is NO SUCH THING as a 1-part Epoxy paint. By definition that is an oxymoron, heavy on the MORON.
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Old 07-27-2017, 05:47 PM
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Thanks to all for the suggestions.

I went on eBay and bought a bunch of replacement nozzles. They should be here the weekend after NARAM and I'll see how they go.
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Old 07-28-2017, 04:25 PM
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I guess I'll have to settle for being the best looking forum member and not the smartest. I can't find anywhere on the Rusto site to order nozzles.
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Old 07-28-2017, 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by GuyNoir
What in the name of all that is good in rocketry do I have to do to get paint to spray again? The can's nearly 3/4 full.

Throw it in a fire?
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Old 07-28-2017, 09:14 PM
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I think I contacted customer service. I got my bag of nozzles at least three years ago and maybe more.
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Old 07-29-2017, 08:40 AM
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This last Spring I tossed a couple of cans because of this. Tried soaking the nozzles over night but still didn't work.
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Old 07-29-2017, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by bernomatic
Throw it in a fire?

Maybe toss in a couple cans, and put a well-primered rocket nearby. Awesome potential for one wild paint job (at least on one side of it. Might take two applications.)
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Old 07-29-2017, 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by bernomatic
Throw it in a fire?

Use it as a target for pistol practice.....
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Old 07-30-2017, 12:07 PM
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They sent me a free bag of Nozzles after I contacted customer service, for exactly this reason. I'm getting low, I often need to replace them.
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Old 07-31-2017, 03:06 PM
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Originally Posted by PaulK
They sent me a free bag of Nozzles after I contacted customer service, for exactly this reason. I'm getting low, I often need to replace them.

I contacted them over the weekend. They're sending me a bag of nozzles this week.

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