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Old 01-10-2020, 07:25 AM   #21
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I do not know if this is widespread, but locally we have been having an issue with the FFLP tips and scuff-x. Micro bubbles have been forming with the FFLP tips. Switch to a regular blue Rac-X tip and they disappear. But, scuff-x in my tip has very faint tails still at 3,000 psi with a regular tip. No tails at 1000 psi with a FFLP tip.

Once contractor has older FFLP tips from a show order last year and those are NOT doing the micro bubble thing but new FFLP tips are doing it.
So was it only happening with ScuffX? I haven't sprayed ScuffX with an Fflp tip yet but was thinking about it in an upcoming wainscoting job. Would hate to muck that up.
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Old 01-10-2020, 10:10 AM   #22
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Just curious, how are you guys cleaning out an airless after a job? I find it takes quite a lot of time, and exactly how do you deal with the dirty water coming out of the hose?
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Just curious, how are you guys cleaning out an airless after a job? I find it takes quite a lot of time, and exactly how do you deal with the dirty water coming out of the hose?

2 buckets. 1 clean warm soapy water and 1 waste.
flush out the prime hose then the line, then switch to prime again. about 1 gallon.
remove gun and filters, clean filters and housing with nylon brush. run another gallon through.
At this point the line is usually running clean so I remove the gun, wet the surface of the sprayer then let it cycle. During this time I clean the gun and sprayer housing.
I run one gallon clean water through the pump and rinse the housing. During this time I apply TSL.
Lastly I store with 50/50 automotive antifreeze then when the housing is dry I spray the outside and chrome parts with some cheap dollar store pledge.
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Just curious, how are you guys cleaning out an airless after a job? I find it takes quite a lot of time, and exactly how do you deal with the dirty water coming out of the hose?
Depending on how picky, 15-30 min. I can guarantee the sprayer saved a lot more time on the job, so I never complained about it too much.

Hmmmm....just where does that dirty water go???
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Depending on how picky, 15-30 min. I can guarantee the sprayer saved a lot more time on the job, so I never complained about it too much.

Hmmmm....just where does that dirty water go???

A big tote with kitty litter.
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A big tote with kitty litter.
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lol!

That's what I do with them, and other waste latex. Any alternatives I would like to hear them.
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That's what I do with them, and other waste latex. Any alternatives I would like to hear them.
I do the same thing for most paint. I was just imagining having two five gallon buckets full of gradually clearing, but still dirty water.
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Down the toilet unfortunately. Or alternatively in the dirt where it can get filtered. Away from water sources of course. Same as cleaning brushes..
Kitty litter, seriously?
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Down the toilet unfortunately. Or alternatively in the dirt where it can get filtered. Away from water sources of course. Same as cleaning brushes..
Kitty litter, seriously?

This time of year I just let it freeze then the garbage takes it away. Otherwise kitty litter works just fine. Tote gets heavy though so you have to keep it somewhere you dont have to move it too often
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I do not know if this is widespread, but locally we have been having an issue with the FFLP tips and scuff-x. Micro bubbles have been forming with the FFLP tips. Switch to a regular blue Rac-X tip and they disappear. But, scuff-x in my tip has very faint tails still at 3,000 psi with a regular tip. No tails at 1000 psi with a FFLP tip.

Once contractor has older FFLP tips from a show order last year and those are NOT doing the micro bubble thing but new FFLP tips are doing it.
A few questions if you don't mind.

1. Are you spraying air assisted at 1000psi?

2. What size orifice?

3. Any thinning?

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Try some FFLP tips. They are a game changer.

While manufacturing has progressed and consistency should be better than ever, s**t still happens. I've had tips that wouldn't die and others that couldn't last a day. I hope you get a good one. If not, don't write them off. Try a different store, different lot/batch, whatever.
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Try some FFLP tips. They are a game changer.

While manufacturing has progressed and consistency should be better than ever, s**t still happens. I've had tips that wouldn't die and others that couldn't last a day. I hope you get a good one. If not, don't write them off. Try a different store, different lot/batch, whatever.

Tritech tips... better than anything graco makes.
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A few questions if you don't mind.



1. Are you spraying air assisted at 1000psi?



2. What size orifice?



3. Any thinning?



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That is airless. I usually spray a little higher than 1,000 though. Maybe 1200. No thinking. 310 fflp is my go to.


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That is airless. I usually spray a little higher than 1,000 though. Maybe 1200. No thinking. 310 fflp is my go to.


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When I read 1000psi with an airless I thought how is that possible. You then mentioned 1200 psi which is better, but seems low to me. For reference I spray that product at 1500psi with 310fflp and that's warming up the paint.
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