TO MAINTAIN YOUR SPRAY GUN
every tool, it is important take the time and properly maintain
your tool. A spray gun is actually a very delicate piece of
machinery and any scratches, dents, dirt or otherwise in the
cap or tip can create a problem. The appropriate maintenance
is very important to the life and health of your gun as well
as your sanity in creating a flawless finish.
Cleaning and Care
To ensure a long service life and that the tool retains its function, SprayGunWorld recommends your spray gun be given certain basic care and be regularly cleaned and lubricated. The following maintenance intervals have proven successful for this:
Special brush is used to remove paint residues stuck
to the drill holes (in the picture of the paint duct). Special
cleaning needles are available for finishing off the smaller
drill holes. But careful: Backing up! Do not simply push the
paint residues back into the openings!
Oil use silicon and acid free, non-resining special oil or grease. Spray Gun Oil (Trick, if in a jam use petroleum jelly)
WATCH YOUR ENVIRONMENT - When
cleaning by hand, ensure that no dirt particles get inside the
body of the pistol through the air intake or the paint nozzle
THE NO NO! Painters often thoroughly soak the spray
guns in thinner which has already been used and dirty. Even the most remote drill holes and ducts become blocked with
loosened residual paint. The affect of the accumulation of dirt are not immediately apparent, but with the course of time they completely
block the air ducts. Treating an intricate, delicate spray gun poorly is one of the deadly sins of a painter.
Professionals - Invest wisely! For professionals investing in a GUN WASHERS OR SOLVENT SAVER is a terrific option to save time and money in the long run. And is the real viable option for a professional. Time and solvent saved approx. 0.1 l thinner for mechanical cleaning compared to around 1 l for hand washing such plant provide the guarantee that the painting equipment always optimally functions. It is also environmentally friendly and is mandatory in some areas for paint shops in accordance with the VOC Ordinance in some locations. The sequence of work is extremely easy: after pre-cleaning the pistol and pot with the brush fed with cleaning agent, the fully emptied spray gun (do not pour the residues in the washing container!) is placed on the flushing nozzle with the open pot ahead and the trigger guard is fixed with a clamp. 1 minutes later YOUR DONE!
Simple: Use whatever you generally use to clean your paint normally. i.e. lacquer thinner, water, mineral sprits.
Use only liquids approved or recommended by
the paint suppliers for your materials. Common such items are water, acetone, mineral spirits. Avoid Chlorinated hydrocarbon solvents,
e.g. 1,1,1-trichloro ethane, methylene chloride, etc. can lead
to chemical reactions and corrosion on the aluminum or the
galvanized parts of the spray guns. (Attention: 1,1,1-trichloro
ethane combines with even small quantities of water to form
caustic hydrochloric acid!) In addition, solvent-based and water-based
paints should not be used with one and the same spray gun: Cleaning
agents for paints containing solvents are generally incompatible
with water-based paints. Accidental combined operation can lead
to defects in the paint surface (craters, stains, poor adhesion,
Quick Trick - Gravity - Similar Concept to backflushing a pressure feed sytem
For Gravity you can also just losten the air cap and put a rag on the front to muffle the gun. The idea is just allow the air to not leave the gun in the front but push back and go upward toward the paint cup.
Oil and Dirt can build up in your air lines also. If you have hard pipe it is good to flush these with solvent once in a while. After oil has bled through the whole air pipe network you must thoroughly flush with solvent and blown dry. Omitted maintenance is fatal in very long and twisting pipe networks: if all the contamination cannot be removed the compressed air network has to be renewed, and this is expensive.
The Deluxe cleaning kit we sell in the tube is one of the best around. Get one when you purchase a gun at a discount.
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