Tech Tip: How Clean is Clean?

Pop quiz:  How clean is clean? What is the best way to clean your injector? With water and soap? Within a day of use? Never?

Hopefully, this should be an easy question to answer, but it’s always good to be reminded of best practices. This month’s tech tip will be talking about how important it is to make sure to keep your system and components clean, as well as storing items where they belong in your tool box.

Now let’s get back to that pop quiz question answer… how to best clean your injector. Here’s how:
1. Separate the piston from the cylinder immediately after use – you want to avoid waiting too long, as the resin will begin curing – and lock the piston in the vacuum position. A fully functioning spring injector should slide back and forth smoothly and evenly with ease.
2. Rinse both parts thoroughly with denatured alcohol – not water and soap.
3. Remove the parts from the denatured alcohol and set the piston back into the pressure position. Rinse the parts thoroughly once again.
4. Blow dry or wipe dry with a paper towel. If you use canned air, make sure it’s a type that doesn’t have a lubricant in it.

Check out this video that details the cleaning process below.

And now for the storing part… Store the piston and cylinder separately in your Delta Kits toolbox, with the piston in the pressure position. Be sure to keep the lid closed to reduce UV exposure.

Why is it so important to take these proper precautions?

Damage caused by a failure to thoroughly clean the injector voids the warranty, so taking the extra two minutes to thoroughly clean your injector after each windshield repair is fully worth it. With proper maintenance, you are protecting the investment you have made.

Any questions or concerns? Please don’t hesitate to give us a call!

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