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How do I clean from white sludge the pressure switch, the pressure regulator and the air hose of my air compressor? Answered

I recently bought a water trap filter for my air compressor (Black & Decker CP2525). When I unscrewed the pressure regulator and the air hose to make the connections I noticed that the air circuit was littered from white sludge (condensate + oil). I am afraid that this stuff will clog the filter quickly. Should I clean it? How can I clean it?

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Josehf Murchison
Josehf Murchison

Best Answer 4 years ago

Yes clean it, the foam can clog up your works.

Make sure you drain the tank and use Varsol or paint thinner to clean the parts.

It may be a little stubborn, if it is use a small artist paint brush.

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taloskriti
taloskriti

Answer 4 years ago

Won't paint thinner destroy any o-rings or anything else?

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Josehf Murchison
Josehf Murchison

Answer 4 years ago

Only if they are laytex o rings, rubber o rings will be fine.

If there is a chance the o rings are laytex use dish soap, you will need to scrub the parts more.

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taloskriti
taloskriti

Answer 4 years ago

Since I can't tell whether they are latex or not I will do baby steps and clean it with dish soap first and see the results. Thank you very much for your help!