How to Properly Clean and Store Your Spray Gun Cleaners

Uniram Environmentally Friendly Spray Gun Cleaners Manufacturer


Maintaining the longevity and performance of spray guns in industrial settings is crucial for ensuring optimal functionality and reducing environmental impact. Regular maintenance, including proper cleaning and storage, is essential for achieving these goals. Uni-ram Corporation offers advanced spray gun cleaners that not only enhance efficiency but also significantly reduce solvent use and waste. Here’s how to effectively clean and store your spray gun using Uni-ram’s innovative solutions.

Understanding Spray Gun Components

Spray guns consist of several intricate parts essential for their operation. Familiarizing yourself with these components will help you perform effective maintenance:

  • Air Cap: Responsible for atomizing the fluid and directing it to the medium.
  • Nozzle: Controls and meters the fluid as it travels to the air cap, preparing it for application.
  • Needle: Acts as a “start-stop” mechanism for the fluid, controlled by the trigger.
  • Fluid Passages: Internal components, tubes, and hoses that transport fluid through the spray gun.

The Importance of Regular Maintenance

Regular maintenance ensures reliable performance, cost-effectiveness, and time savings. Adhering to a routine maintenance schedule can help achieve these benefits:

  • Enhanced Performance: Clean spray guns function more efficiently, leading to better product quality.
  • Cost Savings: Reduced need for solvent purchases and fewer repairs lower operational costs.
  • Environmental Responsibility: Minimizing solvent waste supports environmental sustainability.

Cleaning Process with Uni-ram Spray Gun Cleaners – How to Properly Clean and Store Your Spray Gun Cleaners

Uni-ram’s spray gun cleaners are designed to provide rapid, thorough cleaning while significantly reducing solvent use and waste. Here’s a step-by-step guide to effectively clean your spray gun:

  1. Disconnect Power: Ensure the power source is disconnected to avoid accidental sprays.
  2. Release Pressure: Place the spray gun against a grounded metal pail and pull the trigger to release any remaining liquid.
  3. Gather Supplies: PPE, brushes, flush buckets, and cleaning solutions (e.g., lacquer thinners or manufacturer-recommended products).
Cleaning Process
  1. Pressure Relief: Perform the pressure-relief procedure as detailed above.
  2. Remove Air Cap: Unscrew and remove the air cap from the spray gun.
  3. Clean Fluid Intake Tube: Wipe the fluid intake tube clean and place it into a bucket of Uni-ram spray gun cleaner solution. Place the drain tube into a waste bucket.
  4. Flush System: Switch the dial from “drain” to “spray”. Point the spray gun into the paint bucket, compress the trigger, and spray excess paint out until flushing fluid appears. Then, switch to the flushing bucket and spray until the fluid runs clear.
  5. Final Flush: Turn the valve back to “spray” and perform one final flush.

For more extensive cleaning, disassemble the spray gun:

  1. Remove Components: Unscrew spray guards, air caps, and fluid nozzles. Use a specialized tool to release the needle.
  2. Clean Parts: Use a soft bristle brush to remove paint chunks. Soak components in a cleaning solution to remove residue.

Drying, Reassembly, and Storage

  1. Dry Components: Thoroughly dry metal components to prevent rust.
  2. Reassemble: Put the spray gun back together and store it in a cool, dry location.
  3. Long-Term Storage: Use a pump-protecting solution and cover open ends for prolonged storage.
UG4000 Series Spray Gun Cleaner

Spotlight on the UG4000 Series Spray Gun Cleaners: A Sustainable Solution

The UG4000 series spray gun cleaners stands out as a flagship product in our range. It’s designed to efficiently clean both solvent-based and waterborne spray guns. This dual-functionality allows for cleaning spray guns for primers and clear coats in the solvent tank, while waterborne base coats are handled in the water tank. The integration of these two cleaning stations into one cabinet not only saves valuable shop space but also reduces the need for additional equipment like extra airlines.

The UG4000 series model exemplifies Uni-ram’s commitment to environmental stewardship:

  • Dual-Functionality: Efficiently cleans both solvent-based and waterborne spray guns, reducing the need for multiple cleaning devices.
  • Space-Saving Design: Integrates two cleaning stations into one cabinet, optimizing workspace and resources.

The Environmental Benefits of Uni-ram Spray Gun Cleaners

  1. Reduced Solvent Use: Our cleaners reclaim and purify solvents, reducing the need for new solvents and minimizing hazardous waste.
  2. Lower Emissions: Reduced solvent consumption lowers VOC emissions, improving air quality.
  3. Waste Minimization: Recycling solvents means less waste sent to landfills or incinerated.
  4. Energy Efficiency: Our cleaners are designed for optimal energy efficiency, further lowering environmental impact.

Why Choose Uni-ram Spray Gun Cleaners?

Choosing Uni-ram Spray Gun Cleaners means investing in reliability, efficiency, and sustainability. The benefits include:

  • Cost Reduction: Lower expenses by reducing the need for new solvent purchases and minimizing waste disposal charges.
  • Environmental Compliance: Meet stringent environmental regulations with technology that reduces hazardous waste output and improves workplace safety.
  • Enhanced Efficiency: Our cleaners speed up operations by providing a continuous supply of clean solvent, reducing downtime.
Solvent Recovery System for Solvent Recycling


Explore our range of Spray Gun Cleaners today and find the perfect match for your needs. For more detailed information and assistance in selecting the right Spray Gun Cleaner Machine or system, please contact us. Elevate your solvent management strategy with our state-of-the-art Spray Gun Cleaning Solutions and take a step towards a more sustainable and efficient future.

Equip your business with Uni-ram’s advanced cleaning solutions and experience a new standard in maintenance efficiency and environmental stewardship.

For more details on implementing these strategies in your solvent recycling practices, please feel free to contact us. We are here to provide additional information and guidance tailored to your specific needs and requirements.

In light of the imperative nature of addressing climate change, the reduction of industrial carbon emissions has transitioned from being a mere choice to an absolute necessity. Uniram Corp. provides eco-friendly Spray Gun Cleaning Solutions, along with additional strategies, offering a comprehensive approach to attaining sustainability goals. Through the embrace of innovation, collaborative efforts, and a steadfast commitment to sustainability, industries can lead the way towards a greener and more sustainable future, concurrently enhancing their financial bottom lines.

Industries play a pivotal role in the collective pursuit of carbon neutrality and a healthier planet. By incorporating these strategies, you have the potential to substantially diminish your industrial carbon emissions footprint, actively contributing to the creation of a more sustainable industrial landscape. For further insights into these approaches and tailored solutions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We are here to provide additional information and assistance to meet your specific needs and aspirations.