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Mi pistola está escupiendo o hay burbujas en el vaso.

Possible solutions: Fluid tip is not properly seated into the head of the gun – tighten fluid tip. Make sure the air cap is suction/siphon ...

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How to test your spray gun for HVLP compliance?

If you are using a HVLP (High Volume Low Pressure) spray gun and it is required by a regulatory agency, the spray gun must be operated at 10 psi or le...

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How do I choose an airless tip?

The size of an airless fluid tip will depend on the following: The fluid delivery requirements. The size of the pattern required. The viscosity of ...

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I need a part sheet, service bulletin or operator manual.

The most frequently asked for Binks service bulletins are: 2001 Conventional Gun, 77-2316 Mach 1SL HVLP, 77-26Mach 1 HVLP, 77-2463 7 Convention...

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My spray gun<br/> is spraying heavy<br/>  to one side of pattern.

Possible solutions: Rotate air cap 180 degrees and spray a test pattern – this will determine if the heavy is associated with the air cap Dri...

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Why am I getting a meager flow from my tip?

1. Tip is partially plugged. Reverse the spray tip and trigger the gun to clear clog per instructions in your manual. Remove and clean the tip, but do...

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What are the advantages of "triggering" a spray gun?

Triggering a spray gun refers to momentarily releasing the trigger when the spray gun has passed the end of the part and is moving to the position for...

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What criteria should be known when selecting a Spray Gun?

The selection of a spray gun is an important decision to make in the design of a spray system. Matching the gun and fluid source to the application is...

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Why do I get streaks in my spray pattern?

Streaks in the spray pattern, especially heavy bands at the outside edge, is an indication of low pressure at the tip. Turn up the pressure control kn...

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How do I know what size needle and nozzle is best for my application?

Although every job may have slightly different requirements, for most materials it is best to choose a mid-size, or No. 3, needle and nozzle. If your ...

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Why is my gun spitting a small paint stream of paint after I release the trigger?

The cause of the problem is that the needle is not seating properly in the seat. You will need to either purchase a kit for the gun needle and seat or...

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Why did my airless gun stop spraying?

The tip may be clogged. Turn the black plastic arrow shaped handle to the unclog position (arrow facing rear of the gun). Aim the gun into a waste pai...

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What fluid tip, needle and air cap would I use to spray a particular product?

The best answer is to check the material Product Data Sheet (not the MSDS) to see if the coating manufacturer has tested the sprayability of the mater...

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What is the difference between an airless and an air assisted airless spray gun?

Both airless and air assist airless spray guns use high fluid pressure to atomize. Fluid is forced through an elliptical shaped orifice. The orifice s...

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How long should a gun last before needing to be rebuilt? What can I do to make it last longer?

This depends on what material you're spraying and how many gallons sprayed per day. For example, with lacquers, guns don't need rebuilding as often be...

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How does tip wear affect my spraying?

Tip wear is gradual, usually over days or weeks. The operator will attempt to compensate by doing the following: Increase fluid pressure (an attempt...

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How does tip wear affect my setup?

Flow rate increases: As the tip wears, the physical opening in the tip increases. An increase from .015” to .017” (two one-thousands of an inch) may ...

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How can I make my tips last longer? What causes tip wear?

Fluid tip wear on airless/air assist airless guns is caused by several factors. The pressure being used. The size and shape of the tip. The abrasiv...

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How should the air cap be cleaned?

Remove the air cap from the gun and immerse it in clean solvent. If necessary, use a bristle brush to clean dried paint. Blow it dry with compressed a...

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What causes the spray pattern of my airless gun to feather?

The problem you refer to as feathering is also known as tailing. This is due to low fluid pressure at the tip. To avoid feathering or tailing, increas...

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What causes a top or bottom-heavy spray pattern?

Horn holes plugged - Clean holes with non-metallic point (i.e. toothpick) Obstruction on top or bottom of fluid tip - clean Cap and/or Tip seat dirt...

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What parts of the spray gun require lubrication?

The fluid needle packing A, the air valve packing B and the trigger bearing screw C require daily lubrication with a non-silicone/nonpetroleum gun lub...

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I cannot trigger my spray gun. What causes this problem?

Trigger safety is in the SAFETY position. Put trigger safety in SAFETY OFF position. Refer to your Instruction Manual for the operation of your partic...

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What causes dry spray?

A dry spray finish is characterized by a rough, almost sandpaper texture. It can be caused by several things including the coating, setup and techniqu...

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Where can I find out more information regarding spray gun fundamentals, material application, finish problems, and the latest information regarding spray gun technology?

Please refer to the following list of publications offered on this web site. The documents are in pdf form and represent the most asked-about questio...

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I am experiencing orange peel in my finish – my finish is irregular and bumpy with craters.

“Orange Peel” can have multiple causes. It happens when the surface of the coating starts to dry before the base paint dries. The main causes are: ...

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What is the difference between Conventional, HVLP, Turbine HVLP and Trans-Tech (LVMP) technologies?

Please refer to the following: Conventional: Conventional spray guns typically operate at pressures of 40- 60PSI out of the air cap. Atomization is t...

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What is the proper method of adjusting the "Fluid Adjustment Knob" on a pressure feed gun?

First let’s define the primary purpose of the Fluid Adjustment Knob. Located directly in front of the Fluid Adjustment Knob (Figure 1) is a spring tha...

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What horsepower compressor will I need to operate my spray gun and tank or pump?

Possible solutions: Check your part sheet or service bulletin for the air flow required for the particular spray gun and pump. Pressure tanks c...

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