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rw7810
01-03-2007, 10:27 AM
What do you guys use for an all purpose clean-up solvent for your guns, tools, etc. I see PPG has/had something called DX590. Don't know how much it is. Is there any recommendations??

88GT
01-03-2007, 10:48 AM
I use plane old laquer thinner. They have a wash grade thinner that I think is pretty specifically for clean up.

Len
01-03-2007, 11:04 AM
I use plane old laquer thinner. They have a wash grade thinner that I think is pretty specifically for clean up.

That's the same thing I use. I purchase it in 5 Gallon cans for around $30 and I pour it into a gallon jug then I pour it into a squeeze bottle to use it. There are two things that stop the shop from working when I run out... paper towels and lacquer thinner.


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Hurst
01-03-2007, 11:33 AM
[QUOTE=Len]That's the same thing I use. I purchase it in 5 Gallon cans for around $30 and I pour it into a gallon jug then I pour it into a squeeze bottle to use it. There are two things that stop the shop from working when I run out... paper towels and lacquer thinner.

I do the exact same thing. 5 gallon can is the way to go. About once a month I'll soak my air nozzle and cap in gun cleaner. Keeps them spraying like new. I remove the plastic washer before I soak them. That was a $35 mistake I learned from.

rw7810
01-03-2007, 11:42 AM
Where do you source thinner for $30 for 5 gals??

Hurst
01-03-2007, 11:51 AM
Where do you source thinner for $30 for 5 gals??

I get mine from Tasco. Ask for Shopline JT501. There are several locations in Houston. Set up an account with them and you will get discounts on all of your orders.

88GT
01-03-2007, 03:17 PM
That's the same thing I use. I purchase it in 5 Gallon cans for around $30 and I pour it into a gallon jug then I pour it into a squeeze bottle to use it. There are two things that stop the shop from working when I run out... paper towels and lacquer thinner.


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agreed on the paper towels and thinner. I buy it in 5 gallon drums, fill up a gallon can and pour it into a differens type bottle. has a spout that points downward

Len
01-03-2007, 04:37 PM
Where do you source thinner for $30 for 5 gals??

Most bodyshop suppliers will carry cheap (cleaning) thinner.

Andy
01-03-2007, 08:18 PM
Where do you source thinner for $30 for 5 gals??
Napa had laquer thinner on sale last month for $24 for 5 gal -- regular price is about $12/gal.

I usually use lacquer thinner for clean up, but I give the fluid tip, air cap and inside of cup a final squirt of acetone from a squeeze bottle and blow dry w/ compressed air. (I always have a squeeze bottle of acetone close by because I do a lot of fiberglass work on boats.)

go2fast
01-05-2007, 03:50 PM
What do you guys do with your waste solvent?

dave_demented
01-05-2007, 04:11 PM
i actually tend to reuse a lot of the thinner ive used, i filter it through a bunch of mildly used paint screens into a gallon can, and let it settle out for a little while. i use it to do an initial clean up on my guns, so i use less of new thinner, and for cleaning the paint off the sides of my gun and odd clean up jobs

Andy
01-06-2007, 08:37 AM
Waste solvent -- I keep a gallon thinner can and a funnel on the bench and pour into that. When it gets gets full, I pour off the clear stuff from the top to reuse and the rest goes into a 55 gallon drum. Saftey Clean will pick up the full barrel (for a hefty price).