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Old 08-15-2008
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guess its a matter of how much time it's left with the stuff in it. Last two times I did that it totally solidified.
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you might be right about that but i have been using the same can for about 6 days now and it still works with the same tube maybe i get all the good cans lol
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I've never had it work the way Disturbed says it - but I will try that.
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If I'm using multiple cans on a project I usually take the straw off the empty can, put it on the new can and continue. This way I have a spare, clean straw or two. I have found that if you keep the can upright that the foam usually dries at the top of the straw and it can be re-used, but it doesn't always work. I do cut the straw if I can salvage it. Never tried the acetone. I'll have to keep that one in mind.
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JackInTheBox has great straws...good for lots of uses. Even bushings, spacers, etc.
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i just found an easier way to save the tubes for these cans. let the foam dry and unscrew the straw from the can. Take the tube off of the part that you press to spray the foam, and take a scrap piece of thick wire and push it through the tube. The foam should come right out cause it has nothing to stick to. Hope this helps
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My foam hardens all the way up the tube every time in a matter of an hour....Why go to all that trouble poking a wire through, when Rev has the best method using acetone to dissolve to raw foam....seems much easier....
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ok heres what you do..... when your done using the foam DO NOT wipe the excess foam off the end of the straw. instead let it dry and when you are ready to use it again just pull the now dried on foam off of the straw ,and there you go just like new. If by chance this doesnt work take a pair of scissors and cut of about 3 inches of of the tube or more if its clogged further down and it should work. Let me know how this works for you guys
This is almost the way I take care of mine but after pulling off the stuff at the end I just run a pice of wire throught the straw to clear anything that was still there. Just like cleaning a clog out of my air brush tips. and a drop or two of the acitone drops can get anything else.
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Must be my day to resurrect dead threads....

When you're done just remove the straw from the GS can and put in on a can of compressed air (every one I have seen uses the same straw). Quick burst of air and the straw is clean enough for government work. Most of us have compressed air cans around the office nowdays.
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Get Aceone and pour on it and it will clean them out just like new. I do it all the time.
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