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Frustrated with lousy spray bottles #4812346
07/12/18 03:00 PM
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Can someone recommend a quality spray bottle for detailing? I'm getting sick of various brands' bottles developing leaks, handles breaking, or just completely ceasing to spray after a month or two. I'm not even hard on these things -- they just stop working. I understand that everything eventually wears out, but it seems absurd to have to replace spray bottles several times a year.

Tried the Chemical Guys ones and they also broke after maybe a dozen uses.


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Re: Frustrated with lousy spray bottles [Re: dparm] #4812350
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I have used the 32 oz spray bottles (6 pk) from Sam's Club with good success. While I don't use them daily, it takes several years before they break. Around $6.88 for six.

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Re: Frustrated with lousy spray bottles [Re: dparm] #4812351
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Have you tried the Spraymaster one?
https://www.homedepot.com/p/SprayMaster-32-oz-Spray-Bottle-FG32HD1-18/202622477

It would be nice if they had a pickup that went to the bottom.
I'm usually sucking air for the last 1/8.

Re: Frustrated with lousy spray bottles [Re: dparm] #4812358
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Never used a better sprayer than Griot's.


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Re: Frustrated with lousy spray bottles [Re: dparm] #4812365
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I also have a Griot's and it is a good one.

Re: Frustrated with lousy spray bottles [Re: dparm] #4812376
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Can the Griot's ones survive more aggressive chemicals like wheel cleaners and degreasers? Those are always the worst on sprayers.


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Re: Frustrated with lousy spray bottles [Re: dparm] #4812386
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Re: Frustrated with lousy spray bottles [Re: dparm] #4812388
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Originally Posted By: dparm
Can the Griot's ones survive more aggressive chemicals like wheel cleaners and degreasers? Those are always the worst on sprayers.

Yep. Have one that's been through about 2 gallons of wheel cleaner.


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Re: Frustrated with lousy spray bottles [Re: dparm] #4812389
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Spraymaster are ok. Not great in my opinion but not the worst.

Griots bottles are great, as are the sprayers. They come in 22 and 35 pieces sizes, and offer a sprayer for each. I need to get a few myself. I believe they are chemical resistant


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Re: Frustrated with lousy spray bottles [Re: dparm] #4812391
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I also gave up with the small squeeze action sprayers, and purchased Stihl SG10 spray bottles from the local chainsaw store. They hold about a quart and have a pump on top.

They hold up fairly well, have a large opening, are very tough, and have some brass parts.

The Spraymaster ones hold up for a few months at best.



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Re: Frustrated with lousy spray bottles [Re: dparm] #4812409
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Dittos on the Griots bottles.


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Re: Frustrated with lousy spray bottles [Re: BTLew81] #4812414
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Originally Posted By: BTLew81
Spraymaster are ok. Not great in my opinion but not the worst.

Griots bottles are great, as are the sprayers. They come in 22 and 35 pieces sizes, and offer a sprayer for each. I need to get a few myself. I believe they are chemical resistant


35 ounce sounds like a good size for something like wheel cleaner that you will likely use a lot of, but I can't see that being very convenient for interior use. Maybe I'll get a few of each size.


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Re: Frustrated with lousy spray bottles [Re: dparm] #4812434
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WOW - never considered overthinking all this so much.

Heck - some $0.96 new empty ironing spray bottles from Walmart have done the trick here for all sorts of care care products for years. Just bought 2 more of them last weekend.

Also have purchased Chemical Guys, Griot's, and Meguiar's spray products for years, without a single problem/leak issue.

Sorry some folks have had a problem. Hopefully the violating vendor replaced such defective bottles.


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Re: Frustrated with lousy spray bottles [Re: dparm] #4812467
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My go to spray bottle picked that up from a garage sale solid from Action Industries Cheswick Pa made in USA 12oz. Cap grip is solid not cheap brittle plastic more like thick solid soft rubber. Trigger very responsive excellent solid kick to it from fine mist to stream. It says on the bottle "1986 Action Industries. INC. Cheswick PA Made in USA NO 8818. Pick that up in 1988 for $2 garage sale, it's taken a beating dropped still works fine from day one.They don't make them like yesterday it's a keeper.

Re: Frustrated with lousy spray bottles [Re: dparm] #4812499
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I have brand new bottles from Griot's that are leaking. Bought them a few years ago. Guess I should have tried each one. Another lesson learned.



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