No spray can for me, right out of the tube into my hand and drag the cable thru it except the last inch or so. It's enclosed in the housing, hopefully no dirt is gonna get in there!!You know Leo the more I used lithium grease in the past the less I like it. It dries up and collects a lot of dirt. Probably the lube I use the least. Plus the spray can makes a huge mess. There has to be way better synthetic lubes these days...I do agree about cleaning off the cable.