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Old 06-25-2011, 10:18 AM
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Possible to get a gun back to factory clean?

Is there a way to get a spray gun back to spotless factory new?

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My guess/suggestion would be an ultrasonic cleaner.
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You can buy a product called gun cleaner. Put it into something like and old metal coffee can... tear the gun completely down...drop it in to soak for about 24 hours... then scrub with a fine metal brush. I usually rinse the parts in lacquer thinner afterward.... then reassemble.

If you take pride in your equipment (which I don't), you can do this each time you use it. I paint full time, and don't get paid to clean equipment. As long as the inside is clean, and I don't have any problems, I don't worry about it.

I do clean the gun every time I use it, by running lacquer thinner through it once... wipe it out... spray fresh thinner again... and if the thinner looks clean, I'm done. If not, I do it a third time.
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carb cleaner comes in a 2 gal bucket with a basket. tear it down and soak it. rinse it clean with urethane reducer .
all my guns look like new. i clean each one after each use and put it up clean and lubed. wont have a nasty gun in my shop nor would i ever hire a painter who showed up with nasty equipment.
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This what my Iwata looks like 3 years later and some fair amount of use:



My other and used mostly for primers, a Finishline lll is just as clean. When I use a gun, it gets cleaned just as soon as possible afterwards and usually with a cheap, no-name thinner I get from my local auto paint supplier. That thinner will remove any and all paints as long as they aren't 'cured', even SPI epoxy

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I'd show you mine, but you guys would have a coronary! Instead, I'll show you what can be done with a nasty looking gun... (that's clean where it counts.) :-)
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I'd show you mine, but you guys would have a coronary! Instead, I'll show you what can be done with a nasty looking gun... (that's clean where it counts.) :-)
Everytime I see your work, I find myself more impressed. Very nice
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Old 06-25-2011, 01:10 PM
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be careful using thinner. if it recycled it may contain acids which can etch your gun. which can really screw with the flow of air and such.
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When you pull that trigger air moves..not just through the gun but all around the fan,,,it creates a void and pulls in new air to replace it. If dirt is in that air weather from finally coming off the outside of the gun , the painters suit,or just floating by it is thrown onto the surface..

Think of it like open heart surgery.. do you want the scaple with a new clean blade and handle in the doctors hand or just a new blade in the ole dirty handle?
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I not tryin' to give you guys an ulcer. :-) Just a hard time! LOL!

I bet Howie Mandel keeps his gun cleaner than anyone here!
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what you lube gun with for storage and how do you go about doing it exactly?


i dont like the idea of a kind of oil since paint and oil dont like each other hmm...


interesting
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what you lube gun with for storage and how do you go about doing it exactly?


i dont like the idea of a kind of oil since paint and oil dont like each other hmm...


interesting
Summit has some in a 4 oz bottle that will last you a life time (which reminds me, I need some more )

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