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Bugsy

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Well, I never knew that ...............
« on: September 28, 2009, 07:26:06 am »

Needed a tiny bit of paint to touch up a spot on my hull and the aerosol can was empty.

Cut the can open (I know it says you shouldn't  ;) ) but my need was great and I did empty the gas first.

What was inside ................... not ONE but FOUR steel balls  :}

You learn something every day .
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Wasyl

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Re: Well, I never knew that ...............
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2009, 07:19:54 pm »

The paint does,nt mix itself,hence the little steel balls,


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Bugsy

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Re: Well, I never knew that ...............
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2009, 07:26:19 pm »

Yes but, how many people thought there was only one?  :-)
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Re: Well, I never knew that ...............
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2009, 07:28:43 pm »

Never mind how many there are, what are you going to use them for?  {:-{
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Re: Well, I never knew that ...............
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2009, 07:38:41 pm »

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Never mind how many there are, what are you going to use them for?

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Re: Well, I never knew that ...............
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2009, 07:51:03 pm »

Ballast  :-)) O0
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Bee

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Re: Well, I never knew that ...............
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2009, 12:51:06 am »

I think that IS truely amazing these days, unless it was a very old can. What can be done by 4 balls can be dne by 3 and the customer wouln't know the difference and so on. So in the company I work for it would be down to one, and the size of that would be shrinking.
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« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2009, 12:55:30 am »

I think that IS truely amazing these days, unless it was a very old can. What can be done by 4 balls can be dne by 3 and the customer wouln't know the difference and so on. So in the company I work for it would be down to one, and the size of that would be shrinking.

I suspect you will find that, somewhere on the Asian continent, there is a paint factory where the balls are put in manually, and they pay the workers per ball.....
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Bugsy

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« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2009, 06:04:13 am »

Never mind how many there are, what are you going to use them for?  {:-{

Well, I've nearly got enough to make one of these

http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/balls.html

If I can work out a way of drilling a hole in them  :-))
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Wasyl

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« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2009, 02:56:29 pm »

Great ammunition for a Catapult, {-)

Wullie,
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Re: Well, I never knew that ...............
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2009, 06:08:07 pm »

Sounds like a load of old spherical objects to me...


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Re: Well, I never knew that ...............
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2009, 02:04:06 pm »

Needed a tiny bit of paint to touch up a spot on my hull and the aerosol can was empty.

Did you find any paint in the tin?  Does it ALL extract with the gas ?

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Re: Well, I never knew that ...............
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2009, 09:26:08 pm »

Did you find any paint in the tin?  Does it ALL extract with the gas ?

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I opened a couple of Halfords spray tins recently to save buying another. Depending on where the tube has ended up, you may get anything up to about 1/2 cu in of paint out. But of course the paint will be very thinned - so brushing with it will tend to wash away earlier paint. You can leave it to thicken, of course, or put it in an airbrush...
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Bugsy

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Re: Well, I never knew that ...............
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2009, 10:26:11 am »

Did you find any paint in the tin?  Does it ALL extract with the gas ?

ken


Yes, quite a bit actually. The pick-up pipe is central so the paint lies around the inverted dome at the bottom. I've put it in an old 'pill' bottle and so far, its remained liquid.
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« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2009, 10:35:12 am »


                       
                       Well I never knew that

                                     :-))


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