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Old 03-26-2010, 07:39 PM
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Which solvent to clean paint gun?

Hi all, new member and new DIY home painter. I'm painting my motorcycle with a urethane primer and an acryllic urethane base. What solvent should I run through the gun to clean it out?

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Lacquer thinner works for me. Regardless, you can't over clean the gun. I almost totally disassemble mine every time I clean it after not cleaning one good enough several years ago. When poly paints set up in your gun, you have got your work cut out for you.

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Brake clean from Walmart. $1.38/can

Melts the cruddy paint right out. Then wash with laquer to get residue out. Killer on clear.
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My boss cleans his guns with lacquer thinner and then leaves FRESH clean lacquer thinner in the gun and hangs it up on a rack.
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