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Marine Toys
Dec 5th, 2010, 08:54 PM
is anyone having a problem with wheel brightener sprayer's

mine dont work after sitting for a week
I am using the
CHEMICAL RESISTANT SPRAYER
Item Number: D110542

I have gone through about 8 of them now?

Woodie6250
Dec 5th, 2010, 09:21 PM
I have the same problem with mine from time to time. It only happens with the Wheel Brightner and not with the other products like APC or Super Degreaser. I have however only had to replace one chemical resistant sprayer head in the past 3 years, and that was due to me breaking the threaded collar.

I'm no engineer or chemist, but my experience with the WB seems to indicate some kind of vapor or air lock that occurs when the sprayer stands for a while. What has worked for me each time is the following:

1. Remove the sprayer head from the bottle
2. Remove the pick up pipe/tube from the sprayer head
3. Submerse the sprayer head in a bucket of clean water for a few minutes
4. While still submerged in the clean water, pump the sprayer several times

I find that during step 4 the sprayer begins to operate normally and I can then reattach the pick up pipe, screw the sprayer head back onto the WB bottle and use it as per normal again.

Marine Toys
Dec 5th, 2010, 09:25 PM
Yes I have try to do that.
and yes only with WB

it still wont work it seems that I need a new sprayer every week

Rthario
Dec 5th, 2010, 09:59 PM
I had this problem as well. Now, after each use I flush the sprayer with clean water and viola, no more problems.

Rick from ADS was telling me that because WB is a super strong cleaner and will eat the o-rings if left in the sprayer.

Hope this helps.

Cheers
Bob

J. A. Michaels
Dec 6th, 2010, 02:55 AM
I had this problem as well. Now, after each use I flush the sprayer with clean water and viola, no more problems.

Rick from ADS was telling me that because WB is a super strong cleaner and will eat the o-rings if left in the sprayer.

Hope this helps.

Cheers
Bob

x2. That is the trick.

cnfowler
Dec 6th, 2010, 07:21 AM
Same here for flushing. I'm still on my original sprayer, and its not a chemical resistant one. Flush it and you won't have a problem.

Colin

DetailFreak517
Dec 6th, 2010, 10:00 AM
Yup, the flushing technique is the only way to save sprayers. I even have some of those Spraymaster ones ($5 a pop at Home Depot) and it would eat through them unless I rinsed them out at the end of the day.

Flash Gordon
Dec 6th, 2010, 10:08 AM
Unscrew the sprayer from the bottle and tap the face of the sprayer against the pavement :bounce

Marine Toys
Dec 6th, 2010, 11:35 AM
great thanks guys