Maintenance and Cleaning
Regular maintenance is required to keep your Ghost Gunner operating efficiently. Thoroughly vacuum aluminum chips out of the machine between uses.
1. Use a shop vac and a soft brush to remove aluminum chips and dust from every nook and cranny in the machine. NEVER blow chip out of the machine such as with compressed air, etc.
2. Once you've cleaned all the chips you can reach with the machine in the upright position, turn the unit upside-down.
Note | If cleaning a Ghost Gunner 2, be careful not to lean it on stepper motors to prevent damage.
3. Proceed to thoroughly vacuum the axes, mounts, spindle assembly, motors, and walls. Use a brush to remove stuck-on chips while drawing it out with a shop vac.
Note | Clean behind the vinyl covers on either side of the bay on a Ghost Gunner 2.
4. Vacuum the control board port located at the rear of the unit, taking care not to damage the board's delicate circuitry. Then vacuum the fan to remove aluminum dust that may drift into up in the control board housing.
5. Use a paper towel to apply a light coating of WD-40 to the ball screws and rods to help lubricate bearings.