NFT5 wrote:It is possible to buy special gun cleaning brushes. I have a set that goes down to about 0.8mm with twisted wire cores and solvent resistant bristles. For the really tiny holes I have some much smaller that are made completely of plastic. I also use short lengths of copper wire (softer than the brass that aircaps and fluid tips are made of) but you need to cut them carefully with proper curved blade wire cutters, not side cutters that can squash and distort the end and make a sharp or jagged edge that could scratch.
I copied The Gunman's gun wash machine (link here) and it gave me the cleanest guns ever, recycled the solvent and I didn't need to use brushes at all - the air driven solvent did all the work. Cost about $50 including the second hand laundry tub, various bits of hose and a cheap Schutz gun, plus some fittings I already had. Fast, easy and effective, not to mention about $1500 cheaper than the lowest priced commercial model available.
Thanks for the links! I'm not sure where to find a "cheap Schutz gun" though. The rest won't be too hard to find.