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    Went to Frazee today to pick up six gallons of lacquer and a five of thinner. Put them in the back of my truck, with camper shell, and came home. Backed into the carport far enough to keep the cans in the shade. Problem was the inside temp of the camper passed 140! I opened the camper to find this. Fortunetly, it did not blow, but came very close. Notice the creases and chipped paint and the big bulge on the bottom. Not good.






    mark
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    Re: Lacquer thinner and a hot car

    looks like it was close to causing a problem, there, glad it do not rip the tin and rupture I have never had it bulge a can like that,

    have had two lacquer fires tho, not a good idea either, one was on a fan that was covered and the coils got hot and it smoldered on the lacquer and saw dust that had collected, the smoke detector went off and was wired to the house so I was able to get stopped before damage occurred.

    and the other one is funny,

    I had some old cans of lacquer in a old shed, (I was not impressed with the brand) and I had a skunk in the yard and it went under this building and so I shot it, with the shot gun, it died right in the middle of the building, but when I shot it one stray (through a hole in the siding) BB hit the can of lacquer and started to run out on the floor and then drip through the floor, and I thought for a min and thought I will jsut shoot it again and roll it out where I can retrieve it, so I did, and the muzzle blast set the lacquer on fire, I said no problem I will jsut turn on the garden hose and put it out, WRONG, water will not extinguish the lacquer fire, but the water keep the wood wet and keep the lacquer above on the floor form catching fire, I yelled at my wife to bring the fire extinguisher, and it put the fire out, but if your ever shooting skunks remove the lacquer from the area,

    Glad it was not worst for you.
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    • #3
      Re: Lacquer thinner and a hot car

      Yikes, that was close. I would have thought the spout would have popped before the metal deformed that much

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      • #4
        Re: Lacquer thinner and a hot car

        Thank goodness that can held together. I'll bet it was made in America!
        Jim

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        • #5
          Re: Lacquer thinner and a hot car

          but if your ever shooting skunks remove the lacquer from the area
          I would have never gotten that as the moral of that story.....LOL

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          • #6
            Re: Lacquer thinner and a hot car

            Yep you were dang lucky, that was a close call thanks for sharing and hopefully other people will see this and realize just what can happen when transporting flammable products. I've had similar incidents in the past, also lost a buddy torching off the top of a drum thats been sitting around for a very long long time. Was not a pretty site for his wife to find and hear, I'm sure it will take many years for the image to fade to some degree. Meaning even when a container is empty, it is still very dangerous....
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            • #7
              Re: Lacquer thinner and a hot car

              this one should be in the safety forum.
              "It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?" Bob D. 2006

              https://www.youtube.com/user/PowerToolInstitute

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              • #8
                Re: Lacquer thinner and a hot car

                its very fantastic post ..i have appreciate this..Thank goodness that can held together. I'll bet it was made in America
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