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acetone to clean spray gun

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ago, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. ago
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    Acetone, are there any advantages or disadvantages to use it to clean a spray gun? Is it better or worse than lacquer thinner?


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  2. Flatman
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    Depends on what you've shot thru the gun. I use laquer thinner, but don't leave it in the gun for a long time, it can damage the o rings and seals.

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  3. aaggie
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    When in doubt you can use the thinner or reducer of the paint you sprayed. Lacquer thinner will always work.
     
  4. 68vette
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    S/P told me to use acetone to clean my spray gun if I sprayed slick sand....I think it cleans better than lac thinner.
     
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  5. fordcragar
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    I think that some lacquer thinners contain acetone; which would make it evaporate faster. I use acetone, but it does evaporate a lot faster than lacquer thinner.
     
  6. CutawayAl
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    from MI

    There is not a set formula for lacquer thinner, so it's not all the same. However, lacquer thinner, especially if it contains MEK, is a more aggressive solvent than acetone alone.
     

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