Turn the spray wand to the high pressure position. When you spray, hold the gun 12 inches from, and perpendicular to, the surface you’re spraying. Whether working on a small or large surface area, this feature allows you to adjust the volume of spray to suit the size of the job. 2. Adjust the air pressure to the rate that you plan to spray with. Fan Adjustment: Next open the fluid volume control about 3 turns for starters (at the back of the gun). Air cap set is not tight. Just make sure that you turn the arrow back to the spray position before you start working again. 2. Perform normal system checks of main power, transformer, thermostat and the limit control. In this post not will I only cover the correct spray gun air pressure that’s needed for a great paint job, but I will also touch on HVLP, LVLP spray guns and air compressors. Air adjustment set and the pattern adjustment set are reversed. The fluid control knob helps provide just the right amount of material flow and the air cap can be set to provide either a vertical or horizontal spray fan. Watch the video as I show you fluid flow. Now open up your fan control knob (it's usually the top one or it's on the side) all the way and then you can turn it down a little. I am referring to air pressure at the neck of your spray gun dial when the trigger is pulled. Remove the fluid adjustment knob from the rear of your spray gun and with the majority of air spray guns this will allow you to remove the needle return spring and the fluid needle by drawing a backwards out through the body of the spray gun. It includes a turbine unit and storage pod with carry handle, bleeder-type spray gun with 2.0mm needle and nozzle installed plus 1.0mm and 1.3mm sets included in our test set, 13’ hose, 1 qt. Moving too close will increase bounce back, while moving too far away can produce dry spray. Probe terminals 24V and 24V(GND). Excess particles in paint. It is a trigger lock. Place a piece of masking paper on the wall, then set the fan how you like it. These spray guns have almost all the qualities of HVLP guns, except for the advantage that they require lesser air and paint for a given surface. Close the fan control down (on the left side of the gun behind the nozzle) so when you spray you only get small round circle. After your fan control is set, leave it alone. Screw in the fluid adjustment all the way. Turn the fan control knob until you are able to get it to 6 inches tall when the gun is 6 inches away from the paper. Turn off the machine. Q: After cleaning and reassembling my spray gun, I can not adjust the pattern size. Put simply; an LVLP spray gun is a low volume, low-pressure spray gun. Aim the gun into a waste pail or scrap piece of cardboard and pull the trigger. Don’t set the spray gun to those as this measurement is referring to the air cap pressure right where the paint comes out. Testing your spray gun before use with paint can save mess and wasted paint by identifying potential spray gun problems early. Spray gun fan control increases or decreases the width of the spray paint pattern when paint spraying. 2 Best LVLP Spray Guns. With this spray gun, you can achieve a fan pattern ranging from 7-inches to 10.9-inches. It is always wide open. Improper material adjustment. Earlex Spray Station HV5500 - Two-stage The Earlex Spray Station is a self-contained unit that is convenience at its best. Material leak. 2. Poor air flow through filter. What you're shooting for is a fan about 6 inches tall with the gun about 6 inches from the surface. One knob on the back controls the amount of air pressure that goes to the tip of the gun, a second knob controls material flow, and the tip of the gun controls the width and angle of the spray fan. Now let’s put some paint in it and take it for a test spray. Some spray-gun and finish manufacturers provide a suggested air pressure, and you may find this works fine for you. I do give it enough air to get atomized, and I know this because it is a bit above the point where you can see it turns from drops in the air to an atomized material. On the official homepage of SATA GmbH & Co. KG you will find all information on the areas of spray guns (paint spray guns, airbrush guns, automatic guns), compressed air filter and breathing protection systems, material supply systems (pumps and boilers), as well as accessories. It means cap pressure. Paint flow is generally adjustable on modern guns and should be optimized for the specific paint being used. It is a multi-industry compatible air spray gun which is not cheap but is an invaluable tool for refurbishing. 3. Lastly, it may be that your spray gun filter is dirty. It must be measured and adjusted while the trigger is pulled. 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