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    Default Sprayer producing mist only on every second pump

    I've encountered some less-than-perfect sprayers before but nothing that behaves like this. My vintage Salvador Dali pour Homme's atomizer only puts out juice every second spray or so! In other words, it appears it doesn't ​remain primed properly.

    The bottle is not leaky - and if it was, there would have been quite a bit of evaporation during the decades, whereas mine arrived to me full. Nothing is dripping along the sides of the atomizer or bottle either.

    It's not because of a clogged nozzle, because thorough cleaning of the nozzle did nothing and the mist/cloud, when produced, is pretty ok instead of being just a trickle. I can't see anything wrong from a visual inspection.

    I guess I shouldn't worry too much, but, uh, I'm a bit OCD with stuff like this and "can't just let it go"
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    Default Re: Sprayer producing mist only on every second pump

    sounds like there is a small leak, possible in one of the seals, making it harder for the atomiser to draw air in when you depress it. just my guess.

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    Default Re: Sprayer producing mist only on every second pump

    Quote Originally Posted by motorcade View Post
    I guess I shouldn't worry too much
    Not a big deal really.
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    Default Re: Sprayer producing mist only on every second pump

    Sounds like a compression problem in the sprayer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by motorcade View Post
    ........ but nothing that behaves like this. My vintage Salvador Dali pour Homme's atomizer only puts out juice every second spray or so! :
    That's surrealism for you

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    Default Re: Sprayer producing mist only on every second pump

    Quote Originally Posted by motorcade View Post
    My vintage Salvador Dali pour Homme's atomizer only puts out juice every second spray or so!
    Quote Originally Posted by Kaern View Post
    That's surrealism for you
    Yeah, maybe the Maestro planned it as a feature, not a bug.

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    Haha, yeah, it is a bit surreal! Because the mist, when it does come out, spreads out ok for application instead of being a frustrating and uneven trickle. So whatever leakage there is, it can't be too bad. I'll keep on eye on evaporation as time goes by.
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    Quote Originally Posted by motorcade View Post
    I guess I shouldn't worry too much, but, uh, I'm a bit OCD with stuff like this and "can't just let it go"
    That would annoy me some. Years ago I had a Creed bottle that did exactly that.
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