I'm working on a large sterling cup and I've been through
something like 5 hardware store spray bottles (for spraying
Pripps). They just quit working-- no spray. Some clog, but most
just simply won't produce any liquid no matter how many times I
squeeze the trigger (which squeezes freely and smoothly). I've
rinsed them in hot water -- some work for a few squeezes and then
quit, others simply mock me.
Hi Andy. Your correct. Trigger sprayers are fine for windex and
things that stay dissolved. No good for flux, including Prips.
Over the years I’ve tried the small cheap external mix air brushes,
such as sold by harbor freight, for around 15 bucks, and several
other types of sprayers, but i always just keep coming back to what
i first learned with. The mouth atomizers i bought back in the late
70s are grungy looking at this point, but still work just fine. Too
simple to clog, and cost a buck and a half each.
You can see what I’m referring to at the link below. About two thirds
of the way down this catalog page you’ll see a couple odd things
listed as mouth syphon spray blower. Spraying glazes is what these
things always were actually marketed for, but they work just
wonderfully for prips, other than the added bother of needing to
blow the thing. Add a rubber or flex plastic tube of some sort for a
mouth piece if you prefer to keep your face farther from the work
than direct blowing would do.
Baileys’ has a 20 dollar minimum order, so getting just one is a bit
pricey. However, I’ve got a plan for a bunch of them , so I just
(tonight, upon being reminded of this by your post) sent them an
order for a bunch of the things. I’ll keep one out for you when they
get here. Not sure how long that will take. I asked for 3 day
shipping on the web site, but rather expect they’ll send it ground.
But anyway, if you don’t find another solution, get in touch with me
in a few days and I’ll let you know the status. If you’re desperate,
you can borrow one of my old grungy ones right now. They work.