Paint Gun Cleaner Solvent Remedies - What's the Best One?
Paint Gun Cleaners are the most effective solution to restore your paint gun's original condition after a paintball game. Back to list. SEM 7 1963, Universal Paint Gun Cleaner Solvent consists of a pre-filled aircan with many different cleaning solvents for use on spraypens, aerosol cans, nippers, and so forth... The solvent bottle is permanently capped and cannot be removed to prevent overspray.
This cleaner works very well on all paint guns. It comes complete with use words. You will also receive a plastic bottle with which you can securely transport it to and from the field. In addition, the paint gun cleaner also comes with an instructional DVD that instructs you how to properly use its solvents on your particular paint gun.
Let me tell you about the first time I used this product. It was about forty-five years ago when my son was in the service and his company provided him with his M16A1 rifle. He used it every day and never thought about cleaning it. Little did he know that over the years the rifle may have gotten dirty from sweat stains, oil stains, birdshot, and many other types of nasty things. So one Saturday morning, with his breakfast as well as me and his friend Dave in tow, we went to his friend Bob's house to get the weekend started and as we were walking through the garage we heard a loud popping sound that sounded suspiciously like a shotgun blast.
We looked around to see what had happened to the rifle but to our horror it was still in great condition. We quickly found out that the problem was an air leak. Since the solvents in paint gun cleaner solvent are designed to be able to penetrate various surface materials they are not supposed to be able to penetrate through the metal base of the weapon. Apparently somebody somewhere figured that if the solvent was able to go through the metal the gun would function just like it should, ie it would keep shooting paintballs for hours. This is obviously a mistake because the metal base is very difficult to clean using traditional solvents.
What we found out was that there are a couple different types of solvents that can be used to clean these guns. You will need to know which type of solvents is appropriate for the paint of your firearm. Usually the easiest way to find out which solvent is right for the job is to buy a couple different kinds. For example one kind of cleaning solvent will work with oil paint and another solvent works well with water-based acrylic paints. So if you have a M16A1 with a metal base you would likely want to try one of the solvents listed above. But if your gun was an antique or if it was a antler-pulling gun you may want to consider buying the cleaning solvents listed below.
Paint Gun Cleaner Thinner - This is a great solvent for cleaning general purpose solvents. It does not get as hot as the other cleaners mentioned above so it is very safe to use. The only problem it does have is it leaves a bit of a residue on the gun frame when used. I wouldn't recommend using this cleaning fluid if you are going to be sanding the metal parts of your gun.
Spray Gun Cleaner - This is a really great solvent for cleaning all kinds of paint. The reason why it is safer than the thinner is because it also gets into the nooks and crannies of the gun. This is great because it is much more powerful than just the air cap. Just make sure that you use it in a well ventilated area because it is quite flammable.
Paint Gun Cleaner Spray - This is the gun cleaning solvent I would recommend the most. This is the most potent of the paint thinners and it will remove every last bit of the paint from any piece of plastic or metal. You can spray it directly onto the pieces of metal and let it sit for up to 8 hours before scrubbing with anything else. Make sure to use a scraper on the pieces you want to scrape, it will make the job go faster.