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The Proper Way to Handle Your Paint Gun For Car Spray-Painting Jobs

The Proper Way to Handle Your Paint Gun For Car Spray-Painting Jobs

For those that have an interest in cars it’s their first priority to keep the car in top running condition. At the first whisper of a banging or knocking up goes the hood to see what’s amiss. Then if the problem is found out come the tools and the repairs are made. If all, else fails and the cause can’t be found then off to the mechanics shop it goes. Aside from this, the car gets regular cleaning and scheduled cleaning.

If you own a spray gun then in deserves the same care as you give your car. Obviously, you are using your spray gun to paint and coat cars with so if you want the best for your car then give the best to your gun.

You spray gun has three aspects aside from the proper use. There is cleaning, maintenance and repair. You need to know when and how these three operations have to be carried out.

The first time you put your gun away dirty you most likely have caused some form of irreparable damage. Many facilities now are being forced to use enclosed gun washers. Even if you are only using your spray gun as a hobbyist, it is still best to follow whatever the basic industry regulations are as they are normally put into place for your safety and the safety of others.

If you are using one of these enclosed washers then make sure you follow all the instructions that came with it. You will probably read that your gun should never be left it the cleaning unit for more than 60 seconds at time.

Don’t just put your gun in there and come back hours later. The effects would be the same as soaking your gun in thinner and that’s not something you want to be doing. Just as you have to clean your gun, you have to clean your washer as well. Be sure to clean the solvent regularly.

If you overuse it condensation begins to build up and this causes acids. These can be just as bad for your gun as dried paint is. In addition, the debris in the dirty solvent will damage your gun as well. Don’t let the solvents get into the airways of the gun either and be sure to dry the gun when you take it out of the solvent.

By properly checking your gun prior to each use you are going to get the best performance from it. If you don’t and you get a big spatter on that panel you are painting then you have just made a whole lot of new work for yourself. To keep you gun in top shape lubricate it. If you use it daily then oil it daily. Pay special attention to the packing because this is the area that dries out.

Don’t try to fix it yourself. Let the professionals do the job but you can certainly help by telling them exactly what the problem is so they can identify the areas that need their attention quickly.