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Old 01-23-2010, 10:03 PM
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Default Re: Best Rattle Can Paint I Have Found Yet!

Warming the spray can increases the pressure of whatever propellant it uses. The best was the old fluorocarbon propellants which had a higher temperature/pressure relationship. Nevertheless any propellant will be effected by the higher temp. Just a word of caution, ( I'm employed in the areosol industry) don't allow your paint to remain in hot water above 125 degrees for more than a couple of minutes. The excess pressure can compromise the integrity of the container. Just imagine what a mess, not to mention the hazard that it could be if the can ruptures. Heed the warnings on any aerosol spray container. I always warm my rattle cans, even in summer to give it that little extra boost of pressure that makes for a better application.
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