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Old 01-01-2010, 04:14 PM
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Anyone ever used the spray gun washer from harbor freight?

Ive got a 20% coupon to harbor freight and im thinking about buying their spray gun washer seen here: http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=94996

At $80, Over time it will save me that much in lacquer thinner that I use to clean my guns at home.

When it comes to harbor freight tools I like to stay far away. I refuse to buy anything they sell that plugs in Air or electric power tools. their power tools are junk! But some things they sell are OK. I buy all my goodyear air hoses from them and never had one fail. I got my sandblasting cabinet from them and its OK. And other misc stuff. It seems it is a 50/50 chance with harbor freight. 50% good, 50% junk.

So before I go and waste any money Has anyone used their gun washer before? Or anyone seen it in person? any info on it will be helpful!

Thanks!
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Questions,Questions,Questions,Questions,.... ala the woman proprietress character of the Local Store in "League of Gentelmen". A really great series.... but I digress.

Does it come with an air regulator or do you have to buy one seperately?
What inlet air pressure is recommended?
What is meant by spray washer?
What is the liquid ouput look like? Is it a stream like a pump type washer?
Or, is it a spray like a paint spray gun?
It it's a spray, you'll learn to hate it rather quickly as you fill your shop with solvent mist and fumes. That's unsafe and your clothes will stink until laundered. For some that could be a selling point.
Lacquer thinner would be even worst...... like Ka-boom!

I put a bypass fitting in the outlet of my pump driven washer because the stream caused too much splashing ergo smelly shop and smelly clothes.
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I don't have an answer for any of your questions. Ive never even seen it before. My local Harbor freight dose not sell them on the floor. And the description on the website gives no details other then it is a pump-less, air operated unit.
Your guess is as good as mine. That is why im asking if anyone has seen or used it.
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Here all the information you need about the washer:

Harbor Freight Paint gun washer


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Here all the information you need about the washer:

Harbor Freight Paint gun washer


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Wow good job. Thanks
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where did you get the 20% off from?
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I have a smaller one and the pump is not rated for most solvents.
So I don't use the pump because I use mineral spirits and just use
it to clean engine parts, more of a manual washer for me.
I don't think you'll be able to use the pump with lacquer thinner.
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I called my local hf and they said they didnt have any . So next call was to the main office. The guy there said this unit wont be in cali till late march. So I went to the local hf and got a rain check for 20 off.Ill take alook at it in a couple months and let you know how well the off shore copy is.
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I called my local hf and they said they didnt have any . So next call was to the main office. The guy there said this unit wont be in cali till late march. So I went to the local hf and got a rain check for 20 off.Ill take alook at it in a couple months and let you know how well the off shore copy is.

I got the same story here on the east cost. I ordered it online and two or three days later I got an email saying it was out of stock and they refund my money. They did not offer me a chance for a rain check I went to the store first and they had one in stock at 50% off. I told them I wanted it and the guy went to get it and he brought back parts of a washer. It was the tub and some hoses. No pump no legs no lid nothing. "damaged in shipping" is what they said. Looked more like "parted out in shipping" lol

From what I could see it looked nice. Its much smaller then I would have thought. It will hold one gun and one cup. it's approx 16" x 13" X 11" deep.
I liked the size, it wont take up much room in the garage and can be folded for storage. I want one, But will wait on you

Let me know what you think of it. Thanks
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When I painted Aircraft in the Navy, we had some kind of orange smelling crap in our spray gun washers...but it was close to the harbor freight type.
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I own the HF spray gun washer. It's good for waterborne/waterbased paints. The tank is plastic and not made for solvents.
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