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Old 06-21-2004, 08:03 PM
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spitting paint gun

I bought an HVLP gun (Husky) at Home Depot several months ago for primer use. It was doing such a good job I used it to bc/cc my frame and tranny. Tonight when I pulled it out to paint the motor it was spitting like crazy. You could see at the tip when one side of the atomizer (I guess thats what it is) was pushing out way more air that the other side and distorting the pattern. I always clean the gun thoroughly after use and I could not find a problem anywhere. Could an interior seal be shot?

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Old 06-21-2004, 08:51 PM
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I know that you said that you clean the gun thoroughly, but it sounds like the holes are blocked. I would pull off the cap and look to see if the holes are clean. You could try using a small piece of wire to see if they are clean.
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Old 06-21-2004, 09:19 PM
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justbecareful not to scratch or damage the holes or ur gonna kill it. How do u clean ur gun?
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Old 06-21-2004, 11:12 PM
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I did use a small piece of wire to clean the holes after it started spitting, I may have damaged them somehow I guess but it started spitting before I used the wire. I always use reducer to clean the gun.
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Old 06-22-2004, 01:50 AM
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Thinking it sounds like a loose fluid tip (maybe)

Try, tightening the fluid tip "real' tight .
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Old 06-22-2004, 10:30 AM
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Man, I've tried everything. Recleaning and tightening the tip. The nut under the cap wouldnt budge. Guess Ill go see what they say about an exchange.
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Old 06-22-2004, 11:45 AM
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If the nut under the cap (fluid tip) won't budge, It may be cross threaded a bit and this would let air 'pulse" through and cause the distorted spray as well as 'spitting'.
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Old 06-22-2004, 03:33 PM
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never did solve the problem, but you have got to love the Depot's exchange policies. New gun and I'm ready to go.
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