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#1 posted 10-04-2012 06:34 PM

Just use the thinner for the finish you use. For lacquer, just use lacquer thinner to clean. I spray 2oz of clean thinner through my gravity feed gun, then disassemble the tip, nozzle, and needle. I soak those parts, as well as the front of the gun body in thinner for an hour. I then reassemble the gun for the next use. Make sure to clean the vent hole in the cap with a pipe cleaner soaked in thinner.
Occasionally I will dab some mineral oil on the needle where it articulates with the trigger assembly.

I cannot stress enough how important it is to unscrew the nozzle set and soak it for a bit. Those aperatures are tiny and can clog over time. The whole process takes only a few minutes, and is well worth it.
Good luck!

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