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Re: Here's a questions I should have asked first...

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Rod is correct. First I wash the cup out with PPG MS251, then backflush the gun by loosening the cap and using about 10 psi air. This forces the paint back into the cup, any more psi forces the fluid to splash out. I do that a few times until the fluid is clean. Then I tighten the cap and spray fresh fluid out. Then I take the cap and needle off and soak or rinse them and reassemble. I very seldom have to clean any dried crud out because I never leave paint in the gun, not even for a few minutes.

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03-30-2012 06:02:55

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 Re: Here's a questions I should have asked first... in reply to CNKS, 03-29-2012 17:25:30  
I did not know of the backflushing trick.

When you say you loosen the cap - does that mean the front "nozzle" of the gun?

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03-30-2012 06:48:42

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 Re: Here's a questions I should have asked first... in reply to JRSutton, 03-30-2012 06:02:55  
Yes, you loosen it until it almost falls off. Keep the pressure low and keep your eyes out of the way, or wear goggles, I wear my glasses. It does work.

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