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shark repellent can

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I searched this forum, and the archives, and could not find any information about this.

Anyone know of a good aerosol spray can to use as a base for a shark repellent prop replica?
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Many thanks in advance for your help.

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I'm not sure if this can is the correct size, but it is what I plan on using for my prop.

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Plus, it already comes with a yellow cap!
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Pretty nice match - plus, the shark won't squeak! :D

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I used can air cans for my set.
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That was my original intent, Troy, but I couldn't find any in the right shape/configuration.

Are you in the US? What brand did you use?

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I was checking into this too. Check out doityourselflettering.com for the letters, I used them for my Bat Shield. Looks like the font Aharoni is a very good match.
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Thanks for that link, Batdave. I will check them out.

Still looking for appropriate cans - been too busy to do much searching...

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Thanks for starting this post. It got me to get in gear and finish my project. I looked through a lot of spray cans and finally found Quick Color spray paint at home depot. It is very cheap and uses the older style cans that have a straight body and rims on the top and bottom of the can. Newer cans usually have indents at the top and bottom.
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I did not want people looking at the can and then trying to spray it, so I emptied the paint. This was the most annoying part of the project. I then sanded the whole can with a fine sanding pad. I primed with dark grey primer and then painted with a coat of midnight blue metallic paint I bought from an auto store. I was not 100% happy with the color so I will be trying another one. There are a bunch of different dark metallic blue auto paints so you should not have a very hard time finding something. I made sure to mask off the top smaller ring and nozzle of the can.

I bought the letters from doityourselflettering.com. They are very easy to apply.
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The yellow cap came from a can of spray silicone also sold at Home Depot.
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Very nicely done, sir!

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well done.. That is one on my back burner that I would love to do.
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Okay, now that's just cool!
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Actually made one of those this week will finish the full set next week maybe along with the holder. I do vinyl lettering so I digitized some images from screen grabs to get the lettering the same spacing and etc as the original and cut my set.

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also for the fun of it I did a etched glass with the shark repellent on one side and did an etching of Batman and the shark on the other ..

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Cool! Very well done on both jobs, guys, the Shark Repellent can and the etchings.
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My Wife does a lot of Craft things. She has a little machine called a Cricut . There are a lot of different font cartridges and it cuts out of vinyl material that comes in a ton of colors!!!
Now if I only had a 3D Printer!
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Gleeps, it's Batman wrote:Cool! Very well done on both jobs, guys, the Shark Repellent can and the etchings.

Thanks Gleeps I try and come up with stuff no one else has done with my etchings and stuff..
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