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Old 10-19-2017, 12:00 PM
David Paule David Paule is offline
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Default Rattle Can Handle

I'd had issues with using rattle can paints. Typically, my finger would pick up a bit of paint and it would drip down on to the work. Plus, the effort made my finger tired.

I tried this product, which I got for a few bucks at the local hardware store:

What a difference! It holds the can firmly and it's easy to use. This is the right tool.

Strongly recommended if you use rattle can paints.

Also, I got a pack of replacement spray nozzles for these paints. The ones that give a fan-shaped spray give better coverage and use less paint than the factory nozzle, at least for Tempo's Zinc Phosphate primer.

Together with the handle, these made a big improvement.

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Old 10-19-2017, 03:09 PM
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I've used this for years - definitely worth the small price!

It's almost like using a spray gun - but without the clean-up.
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Old 10-19-2017, 03:34 PM
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I found something similar at Aircraft Spruce. It also works great!
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