Detailing World  

Go Back   Detailing World > Technical > Painting/Spraying & Bodywork
DW Home Forum Home Merchandise Store Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Painting/Spraying & Bodywork All topics relating to vehicle repair bodywork and painting, respraying etc.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 30-12-2017, 10:23 AM   #1
macmaw
Orbital Oracle
 
macmaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Aberdeen
Posts: 592
Thanks: 72
Thanked 139 Times in 125 Posts
Garage
Cleaning spray gun

Hi all
I have a couple of new spray guns that I bought for some projects I have coming up, one of which is my leather seats.
I guess it would be best to clean out the spray guns intitially with thinners to get rid of any manufacturing oils etc (I am using water based paint) but what about the rest if the time, just water?
Any advice on tip / needle sizes would be good too.
I will be using Liquid Leather Scuffmaster Dye on the seats, diluted with 10-20% water. The sizes I have are 0.8, 1.2, 1.4 and 1.7
Also will be used for kitchen cupboard door paint so if anyone has done those that would be great to know (not strictly car related I know, but looking for the benefit of experience)
TIA
macmaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2018, 08:36 PM   #2
Danl94
Sponge Jockey
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 41
Thanks: 0
Thanked 18 Times in 15 Posts
If you're using water based paints then i suggest you clean the guns out with water when you are finished spraying and then once you've cleaned them just flush a little bit of thinners through to soak up any left over residue. Just putting thinners will congeal the basecoat and take longer. Thinner is solvent based and should be used for solvent based paints. Water vice versa.
Danl94 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2018, 07:04 PM   #3
waqasr
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
waqasr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: East London
Posts: 888
Thanks: 453
Thanked 390 Times in 219 Posts
If they are brand new I would take it apart and clean with thinners as they tend to ship with some oils in them I guess to stop corrosion or something.

After that it the leather stuff is water based so just use water to clean them out. Whatever the paint is based on, water or solvent, use that to clean the gun.
waqasr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2018, 12:41 AM   #4
macmaw
Orbital Oracle
 
macmaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Aberdeen
Posts: 592
Thanks: 72
Thanked 139 Times in 125 Posts
Garage
Thanks guys

Any ideas on tip / needle sizes for the liquid leather paint?

Thanks again
macmaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2018, 10:08 PM   #5
steely dan
Sponge Jockey
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: County Kerry Ireland.
Posts: 49
Thanks: 3
Thanked 12 Times in 6 Posts
It would have to be the 0.8 with paint flow turned down, you really want to lay very thin coats.
I used an airbrush for mine ,didn't take long and i found it gave me much better control of the "thickness" of the coats.
Follow the dye manufacturers instructions to the letter.
steely dan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 03:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
DTO Garage vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
DTO Garage vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors