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By broken do you mean physically broken or that it just does not spray. If the latter I had the same problem when I first used mine after a few usages. I soaked my cap in paint thinner over nite and the cap sprayed again perfectly after. It had gummed up and everything else I tried failed. I also had contacted Cardshark and got a replacement eventually but I still use the original one. There’s also a forum for Science Friction owners that has useful info.

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Well it got gummed up. I was advised to use a pin to break through the blockage, but the little channel seems to be split. Plus there's still gunk in there. And I always shake like a mad man. Any good candidates for a cap?
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On Mar 9, 2020, chrom wrote:
Did you contact cardshark? I had the same thing happen. I purchased different replacement caps on Amazon and they didn't work. I ended up having to get an exchange.

No luck. I just get the message to clean it out. I'll pester them again, I guess. thanks for the info.
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Not for nothing, but you can replace the spray nozzles for like $6 on Amazon. I gotta figure if you have a paint store nearby, they likely sell replacement nozzles.

The heck with fixing the one you got, just go buy a new one for cheap.
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If soaking it in a cleaning solvent doesn’t work then find a can of cheap spray paint at Home Depot or a paint store that has a matching nozzle.
Buy it and take off the nozzle before you spray anything with it and put it on your can.
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With SF do you need to spray both cards or only one card need the treatment?
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On Mar 8, 2020, shaunproof wrote:
My science friction cap is broken. Does anyone know if plasti dip or rustoleum has the same type of cap so I can buy a can and swap it out. Does anyone know where to buy the same kind of caps? I've reached out to the science friction manufacturer several times, but have had no luck. Basically I have a useless can of science friction because the can doesn't spray -- I think it's the cap, but not sure. $95 pretty much wasted.


Did you try to turn the can upside down and let it sit for a while? I have had many spray paint cans do the same after leaving it upside down it worked fine.
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Kalix: Thanks for the info about nozzles. I just wasn't sure if there's a certain size/pattern I should get which is best for applying Science Friction.
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Kallix: The nozzles you recommended fit, and spray comes out, but it's way too much compared to the original. One little spritz and there's too much SF on the cards. Customer support from SF isn't so good -- I'll just buy a bunch from blick (or plasti-dip) and swap out.
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If you ordered the pack I recommended, it came with a red and black nozzle. The black nozzle is a fan tip and will spray way more fluid than the standard red one.

Did you use the black tip or the red? The red is the regular one and is the one to use.

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On Apr 18, 2020, shaunproof wrote:
Kallix: The nozzles you recommended fit, and spray comes out, but it's way too much compared to the original. One little spritz and there's too much SF on the cards. Customer support from SF isn't so good -- I'll just buy a bunch from blick (or plasti-dip) and swap out.
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I used the red one. Thanks! Just bad luck for me with this and I'll chalk it up as a loss and just use roughing stick Smile
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Shaun- Incase you haven't solved the issue, post and ask for someone who has finished off a can or is about to buy a second can to send you their nozzle.
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