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Old 06-10-2012, 06:48 AM
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Carb's have rubber and plastic seals too,so its works great on guns even the ones with seals

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That is why I like Naked gun, it's formulated not to harm rubber or any o-rings/packings.
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Been using the Carb Cleaner and straw since this thread. Works GREAT! Love it. I always wear safety glasses just incase. It really shoots all over the place when you spray inside the gun parts. But great and fast!

Thanks for the tip.

I'd guess lacquer thinner propelled through a straw would work just as good. I wonder if there's an air pressured container that one could connect a straw and spray with. My thinner is about $10/gallon in 5's ($50 per 5). The cheap stuff is a little less. A gallon is 128 oz. I'd guess the carb can is about 12. So that'd be about $21 a gallon at that price. Maybe it's not worth the cost savings. The can is pretty convenient!
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Been throwin mine in a gun cleaning machine for over 25years.
15 minutes in the machine and hang em back up, ready to use again.
Have a few Sata's that are over 20 years old that still look and work as new.
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tube extender,

I have some clear tubing I buy at the Farm store that just slips over the intake tube on my binks and devilbiss guns, I cut the end of about a 3 in long piece the tubing from each side so it is to a point, When I have wiped out the cup and paint off the gun I slip the tube on and put some thinner in the cup, lock the gun back together, shake it good and spray, the tubing will (snug fit) sucks out all the thinner,
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Originally Posted by Lizer View Post
It takes me about 15 minutes to do a complete tear down clean out, and that's even cleaning the cup (not disposable) and the paint can pour spout.

I dump about an ounce of lacquer thinner in the cup, put the lid on, and shake it for about 10 seconds. Then I pull the trigger and let it drain out the gun.

I dump about another ounce of lacquer thinner in the cup, shake again, then hook the gun up to air and spray it out. Now 90% of the paint is out.

At this point I dump another ounce or two into a plastic bowl (like a clean cottage cheese container), break down the gun and toss the air cap and tip in there. I brush down the outside and stick a little brush on the insides real quick just to make sure there's nothing inside. Then I dip a paper towel into that lacquer thinner and do a final wipe out of the cup, just to ensure it's clean, and also wipe down the gun. I also wipe the needle and add more lube if necessary.

Then I put the gun back together, spray some air through it to blow out any trace lacquer thinner and dry it out and it's completely clean for the next time.

Because I'm cheap, I reuse my lacquer thinner by straining it through a paint strainer into another container. This is what I'll use for the first initial clean out of the gun right after it's been used.
Exactly how I do it. Ive been using the same Binks #7 gun since 1982, I used to use it for primer and paint but now its just my primer gun. It still looks almost new.
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