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Spray Paint Cap Spacer

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Spray Paint Cap Spacer by Relentless Oct 10, 2012
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This is a ridiculously simple thing. Its a spacer for going under the cap of a spray paint can cap. It allows you to keep a cap on your can without the danger of, you know... spraying yourself in the face unintentionally. After all no one wants to unintentionally bust a cap. lol. So think of it as a safety switch for you cans.

But I'm always loosing these things and stores usually don't have spares, so here's one you can just make copies of.

Instructions

  1. Print Cap Spacer.
  2. Install under cap.
  3. Replace cap and press down to re-install cap.

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I think the caps that come with the cans are easier to remove compared to the spray tips. Still useful if the cap is lost but not for me.

Yeah its easy enough to just remove the caps, but its nice if you want to stage a particular cap with a particular can for a piece.

I guess I haven't used spraypaint often enough to understand, I never knew there was a risk of that happening.. Even then, how does the spacer prevent it?

Can you not spray while it's in place? So it's effectively a sort of safety switch? 

Yeah, its like a safety.  Its mostly for when you need to keep the caps and cans together for some reason. Because if you just toss them in a box or a bag you're liable to accidentally spray yourself.  The Montana Gold Brand comes with these as a part of the packaging.  I find them useful for when I want cans and caps staged for a piece, without having to hunt down caps in low light conditions.  It's also useful if your going to be packing your cans in a big box for a move or some such, and want the caps to stay with the can for some reason.  They are arguably useful little gadgets but they have they're moments.

Cool, that's good to know. In my limited experience, I find my spraypaint goes bad after about a year on the shelf in my garage. Would removing the cap while in regular storage prolong their life somehow Now that I think about it, they're probably freezing during the winter... Doh! 

No they don't add any life to the paint.  I burn through paint a pretty good clip when I'm active, so long term storage isn't an issue for me.

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