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Lacquer Thinner Can Crushing Itself

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  • Member since
    October 2019
Lacquer Thinner Can Crushing Itself
Posted by ScottyBurlap on Saturday, October 12, 2019 2:02 PM

Hi all,

So, needing a bit of lacquer thinner for the first time in a long time, I pull out the can from the back of the shelf. Geez - the can looks like it's been down in the Mariana Trench - the sides are crushed in. Another year and it would look like a crushed soda can. You know, periodically, I'd hear pings an pops in the garage - now I think I know what it was! ;) So, anyway... the thinner was fine but am I storing it incorrectly? I'm in East Texas and it get s hot in the summer, but not that cold in the Winter. Should I vent the can every now and then? Anyone else had this happen? Anything to worry about (exposions!)?




  • Member since
    January 2011
  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Monday, October 14, 2019 7:33 PM

No big deal. It's pretty common. At least you know the can seals tightly. The less thinner volume in the can the more likely the problem. At least it's not allowing humidity enter. It just means you're not using thinner quickly enough!  Smile


  • Member since
    October 2019
Posted by ScottyBurlap on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 4:01 AM

Ah, good! Thanks, Chucky! Big Smile


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