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Cleaning Your Paint Gun Lines

Properly maintaining your paint gun lines is essential to making sure it operates properly. While many people use an acetone cleaner, this can have adverse effects on the environment.

Acrastrip offers an aqueous, eco-friendly acetone alternative that effectively cleans your paint gun lines, whether it is a pressure pot, HVLP, gravity-fed, or another method.

How to Clean a Paint Gun Line

Cleaning your paint spray gun after each use is recommended, but the method for cleaning your paint gun lines will differ depending on the type you are using. For each type, Acrastrip works as an excellent cleaning alternative without the health hazards of an acetone-based solvent.

Pressure Pot Paint Gun Feeder

To clean a pressure pot paint gun line you need to first remove any pressure in the pot. Next, pull the pressure relief valve then take off the air hose.  Pull the top of the pressure pot off by loosening the pressure ring and then remove the inside liner.

Once the liner is removed, fill the pressure pot with an acetone replacement cleaner/Polychem Acrastrip and re-pressurize the pot. Pull the trigger and flush the lines until you get chops followed by air. Continue running the air for about 20-30 seconds once the fluid stops to allow for an air scrub. Once this happens, disassemble the spray gun again and wipe down the pressure pot with the Polychem Acrastrip.  

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High Volume, Low Pressure (HVLP) and Gravity Fed Paint Gun Feeder

To clean an HVLP paint gun line, fill the paint cup with AcraStrip acetone alternative cleaner and securely fasten the cup/lid/line.

Pull the trigger to flush the lines, and then remove the lid and pour the cleaner out, pulling the trigger to make sure every ounce of the cleaner is emptied.

Once the paint line is empty, dip a rag in a small amount of AcraStrip cleaner and thoroughly wipe down the inside of the HVLP paint feeder. Unscrew the gravity-fed cup from the gun and wipe down the outside of the paint gun feeder as well.

Paint Kitchen and Paint Mixing Rooms

Paint kitchens need to meet NFPA 33 standards and provide clean, safe areas for mixing, storing, and feeding paint to paint spray guns. The best way to maintain proper paint mixing room conditions is to clean the room regularly with solvent to ensure no dust or particles mix with the paint.

Before cleaning or performing any activity in your paint kitchen, ensure the room has a proper ventilation system. Fresh air should constantly be moving through the paint mixing room to make sure you are never inhaling dangerous vapors.

While an acetone cleaner could be used to remove dirt and paint from the paint kitchen, using an acetone replacement cleaner like the Acrastrip which provides a safe eco-friendly alternative without the hazards associated with solvents.

AcraStrip Acetone Replacements

Product Name AcraStrip 600 CRR AcraStrip 600 Auto AcraStrip 600 MIL AcraStrip 800 AcraStrip 950
Flammability NONE NONE NONE NONE 163°F (73°C)
HAP Content Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero
Odor Mild Mild Mild Mild Mild, sweet
Dilutable Yes Yes Yes No No
pH Neutral Neutral Neutral Neutral 5.5-6.0
Appearance Clear liquid Clear liquid Clear liquid Clear liquid Clear liquid
Biodegradable Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Use Temp. Ambient-
165°F (74°C)
165°F (74°C)
165°F (74°C)
165°F (74°C)

Contact AcraStrip for an Eco-Friendly, Aqueous Acetone Alternative for Paint Gun lines

AcraStrip manufactures an environmentally friendly acetone replacement that efficiently removes paint and lasts 7-10 times longer than traditional acetone cleaners. Our American-made cleaners provide a sustainable, cost-efficient alternative for cleaning any type of paint gun feeder.

To learn more about products, or to order Acrastrip, contact us today or call 800-431-2072.

AcraStrip Sizing and Shipping Information

At US Polychemical Corp., we offer convenient sizing options to meet your specific needs. Our products are shipped in three container sizes: 5-gallon pails, 55-gallon drums, and 275-gallon totes. This variety ensures that whether you require a smaller quantity for a specific project or a larger volume for industrial applications, we have the right packaging for you.