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Old 02-21-2010, 08:47 AM
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Cleaning up Guns...

ok guys, I want to paint water based paints, and I just bought one of those inexpensive chinesse guns but I wonder how do you take the grease that comes from the factory.. with lacquer thiner, acetone, alcohol.. windex..
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I used laquer thiner on mine to clean mine. They go a little overboard on the oil on those guns.
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I used laquer thiner on mine to clean mine. They go a little overboard on the oil on those guns.
thanks...but how do I clean the guns after I use the lacquer thiner?..or will the lacuqer thiner just evaporate without any problems happening in the future... I dont' want any of the lacquer thiner mix with the paint...
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The lacquer thinner will evaporate in minutes if you hold the trigger until the thinner stops dripping out. If it is a siphon feed, once you dump the cup out, leave it apart a few minutes and the thinner will evaporate.
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Just a note - use automotive lacquer thinner as the Home Depot stuff has trace oils and water that will leave a residue. Most auto paint supply shops have a cheap ($8-10/gallon) version that is good enough.

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Just a note - use automotive lacquer thinner as the Home Depot stuff has trace oils and water that will leave a residue. Most auto paint supply shops have a cheap ($8-10/gallon) version that is good enough.

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Can I use rubbing alcohol after the thinner to be shure there is not redue?..
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Can I use rubbing alcohol after the thinner to be shure there is not redue?..
You might have even worse residue problems - most rubbing alcohol again has oils.

I see you are in Africa - which is a kinda large continent but without knowing where - not a clue as to hard it is to get an automotive paint thinner, but that's the best, has less crap in the mix and is the way to go - but if local thinner and denatured/rubbing alcohol all you have - go for it with a good gun parts wipe down before spraying.

Just a question - most African countries I've been in couldn't care if you use a solvent based paint - why the water based?

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You might have even worse residue problems - most rubbing alcohol again has oils.

I see you are in Africa - which is a kinda large continent but without knowing where - not a clue as to hard it is to get an automotive paint thinner, but that's the best, has less crap in the mix and is the way to go - but if local thinner and denatured/rubbing alcohol all you have - go for it with a good gun parts wipe down before spraying.

Just a question - most African countries I've been in couldn't care if you use a solvent based paint - why the water based?

Dave W
actually I am living in the u.s.a now...
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