I'm finally starting to spray some finishes with my new HVLP conversion gun.
Works nicely, but so far I've used the time saved doing cleanup of the gun.
What a PITA! I'm wondering about any 'tricks of the trade', or how other
handle this. Does it work to simply spray some clean thinner (or some other
solvent) for a few seconds? I'm wondering how others approach this issue.
Usually I spray water bornes, but even when using my HVLP for solvent
based material, I don't find cleanup any big deal; and I'm an impatient
person when it comes to clean up. Run the appropriate solvent through
the gun; shaking and swirling the gun to get solvent to the top of the
cup. Be sure to open the nozzle quite wide. In 2+ years usage, I've
found no appreciable build up of finish inside my Accuspray gun. The
only area where finish builds up is on the outside of the tip, between
coats. I retract the needle and knock off the offending buildup with my
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