Question about Air Tools & Compressors
This is usually caused by:
1. water in pressure tank of the compressor - clean the compressor holding tank
2. faulty valve in direct drive compressor (rare!)
3. dirty needle/gasket in the piece.
4. insufficient air flow
stop the compressor,
open drain on separator and let all liquid out
allow pressure to drop to atmospheric
open drain valve on the tank and drain the content
on the compressor body find oil drain and drain oil
fill with new oil according to instruction on your compressor
close drain valve on the tank and separator
start compressor and check if problem is solved
return valve is too difficult to change without specific model knowledge
fill 1/3 (pint/500ml or less container)gun container with paint stripper and spray it directly to the sink or other container on full blast - WEAR SAFETY MASK, GOGGLES AND GLOVES! STRIPPER WILL BURN YOUR SKIN!
fill same level with water or solvent and run again, this operation should remove most of residual paints in nozzles and pipes.
check now nozzle for cleanliness and needle assembly, clean what necessary, use bit of vaseline when you will put it back together.
check for consistency of spray on piece of butcher paper with your usual paint. if problem solved - you are fine!
increase air flow... this actually should be done first.
for better instruction - please provide with model of the gun and paint used.
your comment and rating will be appreciated.
Posted on Oct 19, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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