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Old 05-31-2006, 09:02 PM
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How much extra reducer to clean guns?

When you guys buy your paint, how much extra reducer do you purchase to clean your guns? Do you use an el cheapo brand to save on costs or do you avoid any cross contamination and buy extra of the pricey stuff?

I'd hate to use up reducer meant for the job and have to run out for more.

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I use an economy grade general purpose virgin lacquer thinned, $25-$30 for a 5 gallon pail. Don't waste you money using urethane reducer to clean guns. And don't be tempted to buy lacquer thinner from the hardware store-it won't work. Your local automotive paint supplier will have what you need. Bob
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Although I do use urethane reducer to clean my guns I agree with Bob with his statement about the cost efficiency.

But would like to add the thinner should be ran through gun once and then a shot of thinner a second time to make sure nothing was left in the fluid tip and this is most important when using an epoxy or a clear as the thinner does not attack as aggressively as it does other materials.
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I use gun wash,made just for that purpose,it will eat through anything,even the two part paints and primers that have set up.

I pay about thirty-five bucks per five gallon pail,it will eat rubber tho,so if you have an older gun with rubber o rings,dont use it,all the newer ones have nylon seals and are no problem.

Am I the only one who uses this stuff ?
I find it is the only thing that will work on Endura paint once it starts to set.
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Thanks for the replies.
Bob, you use lacquer thinner to clean all types of paint out of the gun? Enamels, bases and clears, etc...?
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I use lacquer thinner to clean my guns. Every once in a while, I take my primer guns apart and use aircraft stripper to clean out what the thinner didn't. The base and clear guns get a better cleaning after each use. The clear will build inside the guns even when flushing them with thinner, so I spray them good with stripper and then flush real good with thinner.

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Bob, you use lacquer thinner to clean all types of paint out of the gun? Enamels, bases and clears, etc...?
Yeah, it works for all of them including polyester primer. Like Aaron said, after so many uses the gun will need to be disassembled for a blown apart cleaning because even light residues will build up after awhile. Bob
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