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Thinner must be used to thin paint so that it will flow smoothly when used with airbrush.

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How do you take this hvlp gun apart for proper cleaning of the spray gun?


I've found over the years the least amount of times you can tear a spray gun completely apart the better. Usually a real good 'flushing' with lacquer thinner will suffice. I will take the air cap off and let it soak in thinner to dislodge any build up but other than that, I simply run thinner thru till it runs clear out the tip.

I also 'back flush' which involves having thinner in the cup and the air supply hose attached. the air pressure should be adjusted quite a bit lower than what you use for spraying paint.

Then you place a clean shop towel or rag over the air cap of the gun and pull the trigger. This forces air back into the paint cup 'back flushing' the gun. Then take the rag away from the cap and pull the trigger again to run thinner thru the gun the normal way.

IF you still want to tear the gun apart for cleaning you can hopefully get some idea with this video link;

Quick Easy Way to Clean HVLP Spray Gun

Hope this helps.

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How do I clean my SATA Jet NR2000?


take apart the spray nozzle and needle and soak in laquer thinner overnight take a gun brush clean all parts and reassemble try spraying some clean thinner through it and check your pattern

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Iam useing sherwin williams carclad hs spray paint and having prabloms with runing tryed little thinner more thinner low psi hi psi just can not get it right


If its running in spot places it may be your fan width is not wide enough and your spray pattern is to tight so your over laps are causing paint build up hence the runs, use a nice big wide fan pattern and run about 30psi

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Most guns have a paint strainer inside (filter) if this is not cleaned regulary it will let through thinners but not paint

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Not sure how much paint thinner needs to be added to paint with a spray gun


That depends on what type of paint you are using, surface to be painted, and air pressure for the gun.
Some type of paint needs different air pressure.
This is something you will learn by practicing. Try mixing a little of paint with some thinner
and spray using different distances from the surface to be painted.
If paint is not getting well distributed on the surface then try adding some more thinner.

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Sprayer leaves lines. Adjusted pressure, canged


needs good cleaning and air mix adj

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Ok i really don't think that the spray jets are getting either enough air pressure to push the spray out or that it isn;t getting enough solution so how do i check to see whats wrong and how do i fix it?


Air pressure, normal everyday gun you will want at least 50lbs air pressure at the gun - and there are inline pressure gauges that will go on the end of the gun for pressure adjustment & to read the pressure. As far as paint, if you have a viscosity checker, use that, otherwise, make sure you have the proper thinner/reducer and or hardner in the paint since most paints you cannot spray without reducer cause they are too thick. If you have used the gun before and not cleaned it, it it likely plugged up and can be cleaned with laqquer thinner in most instances, and the metal guns can be left overnight in gun cleaner or gasoline if they are really plugged up and then cleaned with the lacquer thinner. hope this helps. Rick

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Ingersoll Power Force PF235 Question


If you want to have the use of it for a long time you have to clean it realy well every time you used it. I assume you used it to paint oil based paint in which case you have to use the same liquid that you used to thin the paint, like therpentyne or thinners. After washing the excess paint out, blow some of the thinners through - about 200ml. To make sure there is no paint inside on the needle and the spring, take the bits out and make sure they are clean. You can spray it with some 3-in-1 oil to make sure it's not stuck when you want to use it again. It might not be practical for you with this model but I always left some of the thinning liquid in the bottle. Also, if it is possible, I took the nossle off and left it in the this bit of thinning liquid.

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Paint to thinner ratio is 60:40, that is 60% paint and 40% thinner. Sometimes it can be 50:50 depending on different occasion. Remember to MIX IT WELL.

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