How to Use Gun Wash Thinner: A Step-by-Step Guide

At Bodyshield, we know using gun wash thinner is essential in the proper maintenance and cleaning of paint guns. For years, we’ve seen first hand how this effective solvent helped remove paint residue for our clients–ensuring long term performance for their spray equipment. 

If you’d like to learn how gun wash thinner works, keep reading our step-by-step guide. And if you want to learn more about our best selling gun wash thinner, contact us on our website or social pages.

Safety First

Prioritize safety during the cleaning process. Wear appropriate protective gear, including gloves and goggles, to protect your skin and eyes from the solvent. 

In addition, be sure to work in a well-ventilated area to prevent inhaling fumes.

Prepare the Gun

Before using gun wash thinner, you need to disassemble the paint gun carefully. That means removing any detachable parts, such as the nozzle, needle, and air cap. 

After decades of being in body shops, we also know that you should take note of the components’ order and position to reassemble the gun in the right way later. It will save you a lot of time in the short and long run. 

Soak and Clean

In a clean container, now you must pour a sufficient amount of gun wash thinner. Submerge the disassembled parts of the paint gun into the solvent. 

Let them soak for a while, which can range from 10 to 20 minutes depending on the gun wash thinner you have. This will help dissolve and loosen any paint residues and impurities.

Scrub and Rinse

After soaking, use a soft brush or cloth to gently scrub the gun parts, removing any remaining paint and debris. 

Note that you should pay special attention to hard-to-reach areas and intricate details. Once cleaned, rinse the components with clean gun wash thinner to ensure a spotless finish.

Reassemble the Paint Gun

After the cleaning and rinsing process is done, now is the time to reassemble all the parts of the paint gun. Ensure they’re properly aligned and tightened to avoid any leaks during future use.

In our experience at Bodyshield, we know the role gun wash thinner plays in your body shop and garage is crucial. Not only does it help you get the job done for your clients, but helps you leave them satisfied when they pick up their car. 

So, if you’re a body shop, garage, or car enthusiast in need of wash gun thinners in the Greater Montreal Area, we’re here to help. For more information, please contact us on our website or social pages