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Why are most types of spray paint products so expensive in Canada? Can I buy from US?

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[OP]
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Feb 16, 2009
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Oakville

Why are most types of spray paint products so expensive in Canada? Can I buy from US?

Every time I go to buy some kind of spray paint product in Canada I find that the prices are damn near ridiculous.

Plasti-dip is nearly $20 / can, VHT high heat spray paint $18 / can, DEI silicone high temp spray $18 / can, the list goes on. Our neighbors to the south pay less than half that for many of these products. I know our dollar is weak right now but it wasn't any different when there was parity. Even with the current exchange rate + shipping I'm confident I can find them cheaper down south. Is it possible to ship aerosol products to Canada? Or will they be confiscated at the border?

Thanks!
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Walmart in the USA has flat black, gloss black and white generic branded spray paint for $1. Yes I realize it's not the highest of quality - but it comes in handy for quick minor outdoor touch ups.
Crappy Tire and Home Depot want much more for no-name low end spray paint.
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Mar 14, 2005
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Because graffiti taggers.
[OP]
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Feb 16, 2009
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Oakville
Becks wrote:
Apr 14th, 2016 6:11 pm
Because graffiti taggers.
Yeah but they have those in the US too... they still pay a fraction of what we do
Deal Guru
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Mar 9, 2007
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Think of the Childre…
CDN dollar is low brah.

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
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Aug 27, 2014
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Canuckland
Rustoleum is the same as vht for high heat applications.

Sells at HD for $13


I believe car quest sells VHT for $15

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