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Old 11-25-2011, 09:50 AM
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Gun Cleaning after spraying

I was just wondering what most of you guys use to rinse out your gun after shooting. Im shooting Epoxy, Polyester,Eurethane primers as well as Eurethane bases and clears.
Ive been using a Gun Cleaner named Naked Gun but since Im shooting multiple small amounts at time Im noticing Im going through this gun cleaning solvent pretty fast and its not cheap . Is there any alternative? Ive heared Laquer Thinner, Eurethane reducers,etc..

Im more interested in finding out the alternative to rinsing the gun after shooting Epoxy primer

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Old 11-25-2011, 11:40 AM
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gun cleaning

I use lacquer thinner but I'de check with your suppler as what thinner to use for the paint your using.
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I use "lacquer thinner", 5gl, from the paint store. I use it for the initial rinse then rinse that with urethane reducer.

Most, if not all, of the thinner you get today, especially in the 5 gal container, is recycled solvents. There's no telling what is all in it, but it isn't pure or "virgin" anymore. Right now 5 gallons is about 30 bucks. It's actually labeled "premium wash thinner".

Fine for cleaning out guns...but would use reducer to rinse out any of it that might be left then blow the gun out with clean compressed air.
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I do the first rinse, or two with whatever thinner, or reducer that was used in the paint. then I follow that with the general purpose gun cleaning solvent.

After the solvent runs through the gun, I unscrew the air cap a turn or two, and while spraying solvent out the gun, take a rag, and hold it over the air cap, and blow air back into the paint cup. Then, I have a small brush that will go down into the gun, inside the adapter the paint cup screws on, and scrub that, and put the cup back on, with some more solvent.

I repeat the "blow back", and if any tint seen in the clean solvent, in the cup, I repeat the process until the solvent in the cup is clean.

Then take a rag, and wipe down the outside of the gun.
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I use lacquer thinner..
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Thank you I was using this Naked Gun which was running me about 35 to 40 dol. a gallon. I had heard that this stuff is really good and will not damage seals etc
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See if you can find an old pressure cooker or something similar that seals tight and fill it half full of gun cleaner materials and just take the gun apart and swish it out and leave it in there..Just fish it out put it together and go use it..Did this for years when we were working out in the field..

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Non oil based carb cleaner. It is fast, it is cheap and it is very easy with the spray nozzle. Been doing it this way for years without a problem.
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[I]Non oil based carb cleaner. It is fast, it is cheap and it is very easy with the [/I] spray nozzle. Been doing it this way for years without a problem.

Good Idea!! Personally Lacquer thinner does do much for me with urethane? Don't get that?
I use ACETONE and it works wonders!!!

I have a gun with orfices I can't get at with my tooth picks or mini pipe cleaners- The carb spray or brake cleaner should work GREAT!!!!
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Lacquer thinner for it all. Epoxy, urethane, or lacquer products.

I run some used thinner through the gun, then dump it and wipe out the inside.

I then run fresh thinner through it, and then drop the air cap in the cup.

The next time I use the gun, I save that thinner for the first cleaning when I'm done.
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thinner is ok for first rinse then use urethane reducer to final rinse. i clean my gun , lube it and put it up dry. leaving lacquer thinner in your gun can etch the cup and body.
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thinner is ok for first rinse then use urethane reducer to final rinse. i clean my gun , lube it and put it up dry. leaving lacquer thinner in your gun can etch the cup and body.
what if you blow air through the gun when you're all finished?
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i treat my paint gun just like all my other guns . i break it down and clean it up. when i reach for it i know it's ready. only ones i own that are unloaded . i just don't trust the recycled thinner to leave it in the gun. really no need for it. it was clean and dry when i bought it.

but i do not use my gun daily anymore . big deference.
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Old 11-28-2011, 08:35 AM
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If your gun has anything other than metal surfaces in the cup or any of the path the fluid takes, clean it per everybody else instructions on here but do not let it sit with thinner or reducer in it nor let it sit in the gun wash solvent. That stuff will eat the polymer sealing surfaces and will mess up your gun. I clean my guns as soon as I'm done using them, break them down, spray them out with carb cleaner and then run a little reducer through them once reassembled and lubed. It makes gun maintenance way quicker and easier along with knowing your gun is ready when you need it again.
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not sure what how it afects the spray gun but i use lacquer thinner then follow that with soapy water. i know if you use just thinner to clean an airbrush it destroys the seals after a while. my badger 360 had to be rebuilt once since i owned it, thats what the rep told me thinner then wash out with warm water
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