Fireball Gun

Fireball Gun

If you want to be more like Mario or Luigi, you don’t need a Fire Flower, because this project is for you. My friends and I were working on fixing up a FIAT x19 I had picked up for $100 with a blown head gasket. We had lots of break clean around, and my friend asked if I had ever seen how flammable it was. He proceeded to demonstrate by holding up a lighter and making a giant fireball with the aerosol can of cleaner. I was blown away (no pun intended) by the display of yankee-pyrotechnics.

A week or so later we were in the hardware store picking up parts for the fiat project, when I found a “spray-paint helper” utility, which was essentially a gun that clamps onto spray paint cans. If it fits on spray cans, what about break clean cans, I thought? I picked one up for like $5 and tested it out when we got back to the garage. Sure enough, this simple bit of plastic attaches to a break clean can and gives you a nice pistol / trigger form factor. I decided the next step would be to add a lighter to it, and make a complete fire-ball solution.

Below are the pics, with the mods I made. Unfortunately, this is a pretty old project and I no longer have the device. It got lost during one of the two moves since. I don’t have any footage of it, but it’s pretty impressive when it goes off. Oh, and, DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME. THIS IS A REALLY STUPID IDEA. BREAK PARTS CLEANER IS HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH AND NOT SAFE FOR LIFE!

… carrying on …

March 13, 2014 at 11:17 pm | Other Projects


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