Paint gun pressure
I think this strip is based on an idea by my brother. I never use paint guns, so I can’t speak on the subject. But I going out on a limb here and assume that, as so often, the idea had some basis in a real world event or experience. Mike is a veritable artist when it comes to painting RC car bodies, so I doubt that the events unfolded exactly as they did for Chuck. But if they did, they probably were on a smaller scale, since RC cars are a bit smaller than an F4U Corsair.