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Old 10-24-2019, 10:45 AM   #21
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HEY! I have an idea! Let's coat ALL of our spray equipment in a light film of silicone! BRILLIANT!
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Old 10-24-2019, 10:51 AM   #22
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HEY! I have an idea! Let's coat ALL of our spray equipment in a light film of silicone! BRILLIANT!
Since when is there silicone in dot3. Dot5 is silicone. My stuff comes out clean after a rinse in water.
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Old 11-04-2019, 10:31 AM   #23
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Are you serious, Brake Cleaner? Why not use something made for that purpose, works in seconds to minutes, and is about the same price as Brake Cleaner?
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Are you serious, Brake Cleaner? Why not use something made for that purpose, works in seconds to minutes, and is about the same price as Brake Cleaner?
Not cleaner, brake fluid. Big difference. And I guess because it is less likely to damage solvent sensitive plastics. Which most sprayer parts made of plastic are solvent resistant, so your's is a valid question.
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I changed the sticks in my scented oil diffuser, and laid the old ones on my tv stand, which I primed with stix, and topcoated with scuff-x a couple months ago. I picked the sticks up a few days later, and the paint and primer underneath was liquified. This is where it smeared when I tried to wipe it up...
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HEY! I have an idea! Let's coat ALL of our spray equipment in a light film of silicone! BRILLIANT!
We once had a GC want us to coat all the rungs on his scaffolding with vaseline so the dryfall would clean off it easier. Totally safe AF...
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I changed the sticks in my scented oil diffuser, and laid the old ones on my tv stand, which I primed with stix, and topcoated with scuff-x a couple months ago. I picked the sticks up a few days later, and the paint and primer underneath was liquified. This is where it smeared when I tried to wipe it up...
Makes you wonder what you're breathing in...

As nasty as patchouli smells, I could see patchouli scented sticks eating a hole through the top. They must have been pumpkin spice.

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Makes you wonder what you're breathing in...

As nasty as patchouli smells, I could see patchouli scented sticks eating a hole through the top. They must have been pumpkin spice.
Patchouli??? REALLY?

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We once had a GC want us to coat all the rungs on his scaffolding with vaseline so the dryfall would clean off it easier. Totally safe AF...

I wipe my rental sprayers down with dollar store 'pledge' so over spray doesn't stick to them..
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I wipe my rental sprayers down with dollar store 'pledge' so over spray doesn't stick to them..
Your customers dont have to climb 20 feet on the pledged surface though....
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update:

I dropped my spray tip in some dot 3 yesterday to try this out. It was synthetic, and it didnt work at all.
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I dropped my spray tip in some dot 3 yesterday to try this out. It was synthetic, and it didnt work at all.

What paint was on there? how long did you let it sit in there? All brakefluid is 'synthetic'



I found it works best on latex material and the longer its in there the more it loosens up. Needs at least an hour. Overnight on really dried stuff.


I have had spray tips in there over 2 weeks and no damage to the plastic. I dropped in some cheapo pressure washer tips, the plastic became brittle and split apart.
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I have had spray tips in there over 2 weeks and no damage to the plastic. I dropped in some cheapo pressure washer tips, the plastic became brittle and split apart.
It's been a couple of years, but I used to leave Graco tips in lacquer thinner for weeks and have no damage to the plastic.

Are we talking non Graco tips, has Graco switched to cheaper plastics, or have I just been lucky? What is the deal in regards to concern with solvent damage to the plastic on tips? I never experienced any problems.
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Ive left tips and heads in lacquer thinner indefinitely, and the plastic never gets soft.

I'll check again, I left it in a jar overnight. I know after two hours, there was no change.

Theres several different kinds of paint on it, btw. I'll check back after I go in my garage in a little while.

Yeah, I worked in the finish department of a cabinet shop for about a year. Every night, we dropped the tip and head in lacquer thinner. That plastic can handle solvents.

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lacquer thinner works fine but I wold prefer not working with it
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It's been a couple of years, but I used to leave Graco tips in lacquer thinner for weeks and have no damage to the plastic.

Are we talking non Graco tips, has Graco switched to cheaper plastics, or have I just been lucky? What is the deal in regards to concern with solvent damage to the plastic on tips? I never experienced any problems.

Not sure of the brand, just some cheap pressure washer tips I had lying around. Probably cheap chinese ABS.
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I checked back, and the paint was indeed, softened. I didnt get a chance to clean it though.
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The logic that goes behind some of these decisions is baffling. Just leave it to us professionals!
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