Figure 5-6. Effect of Applying Paint at an Angle
Figure 5-7. Flushing Paint Gun with Thinner or
Place a quantity of thinner or
suitable solvent in an open container.
Place the paint gun suction tube
into the container of thinner or solvent and operate the
paint gun to thoroughly flush the passageway and to
clean the tip of the needle.
Paint gun with pressure tank or gravity
bucket. When the gun is used with a pressure tank or a
gravity bucket, proceed as follows (see figure 5-8):
Remove the hose from the gun.
Turn the gun upside down.
Pour thinner into the fluid opening
while pulling the trigger. This will flush all passageways.
Soaking. As shown in figure 5-9,
place the nozzle and the fluid connection in thinner.
The vessel used should be shallow enough to prevent
the thinner from reaching the packing.
It is extremely poor practice to place an
entire gun in thinner. When this is done,
the solvent dissolves the oil in the leather
packing and causes the gun to spit.
Figure 5-8. Flushing Paint Gun with
Thinner or Solvent (Pressure Tank or
Figure 5-9. Soaking a Paint Gun