This is a modern adaptation of the traditional washer rollers, however easier to clean and lighter in weight.
The Open design allows for the flow of solvent to clean quickly. Roller heads are positioned closer to the frame to get into tighter mould areas. These rollers are a heavy-duty robust design. Easy to use tool with reduced spray back. These tools are good for detail work and provide an efficient air removal as well as good consolidation.
As it is made from aluminium it is easy to clean in acetone.
In the event of a seized roller due to cured resin you can simply strip down and clean this paddle roller by doing the following: First remove the screw at the end of the roller head, slide the roller head from the shaft of the roller handle and let all the parts soak in acetone overnight or for a few days.
You should soon notice the resin has started to soften and even curl away from inside the roller head’s grooves. clamp the roller head into a vice and use a wire brush to clean out the grooves. Use a thin long file to remove any resin debris from inside the head. Clean the shaft with acetone and wire wool and also clean the screw. Wax the shaft with mould release wax and reassemble the roller. It should now work as good as new providing all cured resin has been cleaned from the head and the roller shaft.