Cleaning… does anybody really like to do it? Riedel makes these beads that’re supposed to be for cleaning bottles and other odd-shaped glassware in the kitchen, but they’d probably work just as well in the garage when you’re cleaning your paint sprayer or soaking a bunch of small parts to loosen deposits. Anything that might make cleaning go faster is worth a shot.
Riedel makes the beads from smooth stainless steel — as you swirl them in water they knock dirt from hard-to-reach places. But who says you have to use water? Wouldn’t they work with paint thinner or other solvent? Just make sure they don’t find their way back into the kitchen after you’ve used ’em in the garage.
For $10 you can get a small black plastic jar of cleaning beads.