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Gun cleaning table?4/7
On our busiest days we'll have 5 spray guns to clean at the end of the day. 3 AAA and 2 gravity feed HVLP.
We've been cleaning them at the mixing table, just catching the dribble from the wash bottles on a leftover rag..... but have just outgrown that process.
I'm thinking of building a small 2'X3' table with one of those 6" deep stainless buffet pan in the center to catch the flow from wash bottles, and put all the cleaning utensils, gun hardware, tip soak jars, etc on this same table.
My main question is, when you guys wash your guns, what are you using to catch the excess rinse? Looking for ideas to keep the cleanup as lean and efficient as possible.
A dedicated gun washing machine is out of the question at this point, but may be something a few years down the road.
i took an old cart, a spare diaphragm pump, a plastic bin and a couple fittings and made a rolling wash cart. Drilled a hole in the bottom of the bin and put a bucket under it with the pick up line from the pump in it. Made it for waterborne cleanup but can be used with solvent too. Just might change the bin ... ill post a picture so you can see..
on the right you see a scrub brush. we turn on the pump to let fluid flow thru and over the gun, then rub the tip against that brush.. theres a couple other smaller brushes in the pocket for finer crevices. Made the flexible spout with a hot water heater line, and just ran the fluid hose threw the middle of it. This allows you to position the spout wherever you want. Its held in place by a fitting that comes up thru the bottom (see pic )
very simple, extremely cheap (if you have a spare pump) and very effective