How to clean backpack piston sprayers after using dye?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by EVM, Jun 22, 2019.

  1. EVM

    EVM LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    How do you clean your sprayers after using dye so the back backs stay working?
     
  2. That Guy Gary

    That Guy Gary LawnSite Gold Member
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    I'm not sure I understand the question.

    I don't do anything different just because I used dye.
     
  3. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Gold Member
    from WV
    Messages: 3,137

    Ya... after using dye, I just run a tank with neutralizer, rinse properly and never have any issues of dye being sprayed afterwards.
     
  4. On a call

    On a call LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,690

    Ammonia
     
  5. OP
    OP
    EVM

    EVM LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    My concern is the sprayer becoming clogged from the dye or is this not an issue?
     
  6. That Guy Gary

    That Guy Gary LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,052

    Never had issues with that, it's extremely thin and doesn't get gummy when it dries up even as concentrate.
     
  7. CGros31

    CGros31 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 940

    Shouldn’t be a problem, but if you’re really concerned they sell tank cleaners at Tractor Supply.
     
  8. OP
    OP
    EVM

    EVM LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    Thank you
     

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