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What are the differences in the tip and needle sets?

I don't know which needle/tip set to use to paint a car. What are the difference in the tip sets?

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What is the best way to lay down the clear coat over my finish coat on the fender I just painted but ruined when I shot the clear coat?

Refer to the paint manufacturer's data sheet to ensure the new gun has the right setup for clearcoat.

Could be the new gun was supplied setup for spraying a high solids primer or something that needs something like a 0.7 mm fluid tip. Clearcoat would need a 0.4 mm tip, an appropriate needle and a different air cap.

Data sheets are very valuable things. Don't forget to pick one up when you buy spray paint. A viscosity cup is another useful addition to the tool kit along with a graduated paint stirring stick.

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How-To inprove the consistancy of your Blood Glucose readings using the Sure-T...

How-To improve the consistency of your Blood Glucose readings using the Sure-T infusion sets for MiniMed Medtronic Paradigm Insulin Pumps 512/712 515/715 522/722 RT (Real time)

There are many options for infusion sets for insulin pump users. Most users are started on a set based on advice given by their endocrinologist or by their pump trainer. Most of the time the set you start with is fine, but not always.

Most people start with either the Quicksets or the Silhouette sets depending on the prescriber's preference the user's needs. Again these are fine sets and work wonderfully for a lot of users, but they are not the only sets available.

Another set that medtronic offers paradigm users is the Sure-T set. This set looks much like the Quickset 6mm. It goes in straight and is very short. The difference in this set it that instead of inserting a Teflon catheter with a steel needle guide, and then removing the needle guide, the Sure-T is a steel needle set that remains in the site.

I know, I know if you've never tried a steel needle set, you're cringing at the thought of leaving it there. that was my thought exactly when I thought of leaving an immovable needle under the skin of my 8 year old son.

One thing these set has that helps as well, is that there are 2 adhesive spots - there is an adhesive patch around the needle like other sets, then a tube about 5 inches long that is permanently attached to another adhesive patch with a receptacle shaped like the silhouette connector. Here is where you attach the main tube from the pump. This 5 inch section allows for a buffer to that the actual needle cannot be accidentally pulled out if caught. If the tube is pulled on it pulls on the plain adhesive not the needle.

We had been using the silhouette angles set for the 2 1/2 yrs before this from the time he was 6 and had started using an insulin pump. They worked well as far as delivering his insulin well, but there were 2 issues we had - he did not have enough fat on his belly so he could not put them in himself (he could only use his backside so could not reach) and they left large holes that were getting scared up.

We went on the search for a different set that he could insert and would cause let tissue damage. We tried the Quicksets, but they were terrible for him. Most of them never entered his skin causing him to go without insulin at all for a few hours before we could tell it was not in.

I talked to two different Minimed nurses and our Nurse Practitioner before I was wiling to try them. Each recommended them, but I was still stuck on the idea of a metal needle left inside my child. So after 3 independent recommendations I decided to try them. The results were shocking.

  • My son did not feel them at all once they were in.
  • They look like the smallest pen needle - very small and a relatively fine gauge.
  • They are VERY VERY easy to insert - like giving a reg. insulin shot.
  • They were very easy for my 8 year old son to insert himself.
  • Because they are only 6mm, they could be put into his small belly and not hit his muscles.
  • They did not cause the tissue damage that the large angled sets did.
  • Because you are inserting the needle and you're done, there was never question about whether the skin was penetrated or that he would be getting insulin.
But, that was not all that we found. There were 3 totally unexpected outcomes as well:
  • The sites did not go bad like the catheters do. When he gets a 'bad' site, it's either the tube that broke or the adhesive came off the site, but not the infusion itself.
  • His insulin needs dropped significantly once we switched sets. His total daily insulin requirement dropped by 25% after switching. The only 'problem' we had with these sets was the new onset of low blood sugar results that he had the first week or so as we adjust his insulin down.
  • His BG numbers became much more consistent and stable. Not 100% in range, after all he still is a type1 diabetic, and still a child, but we stopped seeming differences from day1 to day3 of an infusion set or differences in numbers from 1 set to the next.
So, My tip to you: if you use an insulin pump user and have concerns about the infusion set you are using, or wonder if you can do better than you are now, consider trying other types. Do not fear this set. There are real benefits to having a straight needle that cannot bend or crimp.

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My white speedylock 1634 the left needle only picks up the loop every 3 inches.Serger left needle is going in holes are there. I have re-threaded it several times. how can i fix this?

Try putting in a new set of needles. Make sure to fully insert the needles into the machine. If the needles are not set fully into the shaft, or if there is a burr or nick on the needle tip skipping stitches can result. If this doesn't solve your problem, possibly the timing is off and needs to be serviced.

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How do I get the stitch length to be consistent? It changes with speed

consistent stitch length depends primarily on tension settings. there are 2 different tension settings on all machines. 1. upper thread tension. 2. bobbin thread tension. since these work together to create the correct stitch length+width, having either of these adjusted inappropriately can significantly impair stitch quality. "knowing' your machine has a lot to do with knowing how tight or loose the tension should be for BOTH settings. the settings will be different for each type of stitch, for each type of needle used, and for each type of thread used, meaning tensions will need to be re-adjusted after each change. in other words, the setting for a medium-width zig-zag with a size 10 needle using mercerized cotton thread to sew light-weight canvas will be completely different than the settings for a regular straight stitch using a size 8 ball tip needle using polyester thread to sew silky lingerie material.

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Paint gun not shooting correctly

Seeing how you have really stated what the problem is (spitting, clogged, won't shut off, fan pattern wont adjust Etc) and there could be several different things wrong- lets go over some basic spraying A B C'S- always strain the paint through a strainer bag or cone this will remove any debri that might clog the tip, *THINNING when you spray or atomize paint it should always be thinned it will actually cover much better if you thin it with the appropriate solvent water for latex thinner for oil base you want to stay in the 15% range alittle bit more on hot days. The shape of the spray that comes out of the tip is called "fan pattern" or "tip fan" "fan size" you can adjust the fan pattern from 9:00 - 3::00 or sideways to straight up and down or to a small circle this is done by moving the "tip housing retainer" keep a piece of cardboard to practice and see. IMPORTANT:When you have finished spraying you need to clean the entire gun by running the right solvent through the gun untill nothing but clean solvent is coming out dissemble the gun remove and clean needle and needle housing this is not very complicated and is paramount to maintaining any spray equipment for sure the gun....

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Find color code

color codes for paint are usually on a sticker somewhere in the vehicle. try looking in the trunk on the spare tire cover or somewhere in the trunk. Thats where I've always found it. There will be a series of letters and numbers. Write them down and visit any automotive store that also sells paint. They will have a book that will list paint codes for different makes and models of cars. Simply find your make, model and year of car and find the code that matches. Sorry I don't remember which set is for paint, but it's usually near the beginnig of the codes on the sticker.

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I bought a binks bbr with a tip of 97p . don't know what the 97p stands for. wanted to know if you guys knew this answer. I'am thinking it could be the needle size? your answer will be greatly...

The 97P stands for the Air Cap. For the BINKS BBR (or Mach1A) are more than ten different air caps available which differ in air flow capacity and pattern width. The 97P has an air volume of 21 SCFM (@10 PSI) and a pattern width of 16" (if sprayed from 10" distance).


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I keep getting loops of thread on the under side of the fabric. i have tried different stitches, different needle sizes, different thread, different tension settings, different stitch lengths, everything i...

Hi. Loops on the underside of the fabric are generally caused by the upper tension being too loose. Use a size 12 needle, and size 50 thread with different colors in the upper thread and in the bobbin. Sew an inch or so, look at the stitch and adjust, tightening the tension just a bit at a time.

There's more detail in the tip I wrote about adjusting tension.

Hope this helps!


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What is the difference between the red tip needles and blue tip needles and what is each used for?

Blue tip is for machine embroidery while a red tip is a quilting needle. The difference is the wedge shape of the tip.
Let me know if you need any more help, Chris

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Are you straining the paint through cheese cloth or some other type of strainer ? Trash in the paint building up around the tip could cause it, straining will eliminate that. The return spring, or the grommets depending on what type of gun your using could be wore out keeping the needle from seating closed all the way. Is it when you stop spraying or during. May need to change the pressure setting or tip size for the material you are spraying, again, depends entirely on your specific situation as to what could be causing the problem. But these are things you can try. The paint store would probably be able to point you in the right direction if it comes down to changing tips. Might be worth a call to save yourself more aggravation. hmmm,, goes to show how observant I am,, sanchezauto,, are you painting cars,, with a conventional cup gun ? All of any of the above could apply. And if your painting cars you sure don't want a spitting gun messing you up. (-8

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