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Hey Stripe Guy
How are you?
1) I rarely clean my machine throughout the year. That’s not the best…but it’s arguable too.
2) There’s a mechanic somewhere that will tell you that water is the worst thing you can put in the machine.
Stripe Guy…I’m a licensed Airframe / Powerplant Mechanic. I know what they’re referring to. BUT…I don’t worry about it.
Clean it out with whatever cleaning agent you need to…such as…water for Latex…Mineral Spirits for Oil Based paints…etc.
…press on…don’t be afraid.
Next…I do wash out my machine well at the end of the season. I use water a few times…and then I add Anti Freeze at the last cleaning. You’ll do fine.
Last…I do know of a buddy who never cleans out his machine. I’m not in that camp. Every once in a while…during the year…I’ll clean out my machine…well. AND…I always clean it out very well at the end and put Anti Freeze in it when I really think I’ve striped my last job of the season.
It’s worked for me for 17 years.
I hope that helps.
If you’re anywhere around Memphis TN in February…come to the Pavement Show.
…love to shake your hand.
See ya.