Awlgrip 545 spray gun cleanup

Discussion in 'Materials' started by BrettinVA, Aug 15, 2017.

  1. BrettinVA
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    BrettinVA Junior Member

    Hello guys - quick question - what is the best solvent to use to clean my spray gun after shooting Awlgrip 545 epoxy primer? I've never sprayed anything but regular auto paint. Thank you!!
     
  2. Blueknarr
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    Blueknarr Senior Member

    I clean my guns with acetone
     
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  3. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    Lacquer thinner works well too
     
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  4. Blueknarr
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    Blueknarr Senior Member


    As it should being mostly acetone
    Awl Grip probably recommends a priority solvent blend but California law severely restricts cleaning solvent selection

    I can only chose from water, denatured alcohol or acetone
     
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  5. BrettinVA
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    BrettinVA Junior Member

    Thank you. The way things on this build have been going I really wanted to make sure I have what I need in my shop before I start.
     

  6. Blueknarr
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    You're more than welcome.
    Remember to start cleaning as soon as possible. Many hall set paints can be slowly softened and cleaned out of spray equipment. Epoxy can not be!

    Paul
     
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