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    Default Mountains of empty cans...Options??

    Well..not quite just yet. We have been rather busy with 3 locate jobs this year..Already I dislike the fact that I have several dozens of empty paint aerosol cans just sitting there..Several more years at this and I'm pretty certain I would have a mountain of em cans.So what are the option out there other than using aerosol can paint?
    I'm thinking of using water-based paint & a decent plastic spray bottle or something like that..any ideas?

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    There was a guy from my same firm but out of a different office who lived in an apartment complex in my work area. His truck was usually parked there all day so I put my empty cans in the back of his truck.
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    Take them to a Recycler and see if you can make some money on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProfessionalLocator View Post
    There was a guy from my same firm but out of a different office who lived in an apartment complex in my work area. His truck was usually parked there all day so I put my empty cans in the back of his truck.
    lol..unfortunately that wouldn't work for me,,two of us and I'm the one with the truck..
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    Quote Originally Posted by ifinditunderground View Post
    Take them to a Recycler and see if you can make some money on them.
    I forgot about that. In our area we had to puncture the cans and vent the gas and remaining paint into a barrel. We soon had many boxes of empty can.s So one guy volentered to take them to the dump. He took a truckload and got $50 from a recycler.

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    Default Re: Mountains of empty cans...Options??

    They're perfect for target practice. You puncture and vent them with bullets and then you take them to the recycler. Oh... and when you shoot them they do cool things because they are still under pressure.
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    Wait for a nice weekend
    Make a large bonfire
    Invite your friends
    Get very drunk
    Throw the cans in the fire one by one
    Take off running
    If you don't get hit.....take another drink.
    Last man standing (staggering) wins

    Unless you don't like fun. Then just drop them in a carwash trash can.
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    Would this work? Fill it up with thin paint and spray away, too bad it doesn't ship to where I am..Can't go wrong to give it a try, less than 10 bucks..

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...3HY3R5AU672LVI

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newbie View Post
    Would this work? Fill it up with thin paint and spray away, too bad it doesn't ship to where I am..Can't go wrong to give it a try, less than 10 bucks..

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...3HY3R5AU672LVI
    The descriptions says not for paint.
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    Another find, can't believe I have not come across this before..
    Might give it a go over the weekend...looks simple enough..

    Make a Refillable Aerosol Spray Paint Can

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doLPFPeJ6JE
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