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Old 07-03-2013, 10:45 AM   #61
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Sounds to me like you gotta move the spray in a bit closer


Yea, get closer to the surface. As close as you can and still maintain fan width.
Also, keep the gun at a 90* angle to the surface at all times. (Don't fall of to 45 at the end of the pass)
You prob already know to have the gun in motion before you pull the trigger, and keep it moving after release. That will help ya get a consistent pattern while maintaining a 90* angle.
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Old 07-03-2013, 04:01 PM   #62
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Sprayed another gal of mistint today. I went all out with it. Spraying 4 foot long swipes as fast as possible. Tremendous "fog" happened.

Why is it I have a boatload of airborne paint? I'm talking huge amounts!

I wanna spray inside, but not if I can't see because of the fog. When I watch videos, i hardly see any overspray fog.

Do you just use a fan blowing out a window into a bedsheet to control it?
Sounds like ur tip is blowed out.
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Old 07-03-2013, 04:06 PM   #63
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Thsts my thinking. Gonna order some tips. Will all graco tips fit each gun?

Top 5 must own tip sizes?
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Old 07-03-2013, 04:20 PM   #64
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Top 5 must own tip sizes?
Whatever you buy from me :-P

Depends on what you're spraying. Match the tip to the product and substrate. I'd just wait and buy as you need.
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Old 07-03-2013, 05:41 PM   #65
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Whatever you buy from me :-P

Depends on what you're spraying. Match the tip to the product and substrate. I'd just wait and buy as you need.
with that pump and new to spraying I'd choke everything down a bit. I'd go
For drywall, a .415
For siding, a .313
For trim, a .209
For doors, a.309

something like that to start. all choked down a bit from what an experienced sprayer, IMO, would use. I always when I got a guy new to spraying on a job, want him to be a bit slow and Maybe leave some holidays as opposed to wiping stuff out and have paint running down like ice cycles. It's easier to fix.
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:47 PM   #66
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Got a new 211 tip today.

I noticed when spraying with the 211 vs a wore out 515 tip that you definitely have to adjust gun swing speed.

Seems the smaller gun tip needs to be swung slower.

Decided to make my own yard signs @3' * 4' * 6' bigger is better, right?
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I know a sub that uses one as a backup....little thing screams like a jet engine. Makes my little Spraytech 2155 and Titan 440 sound Prius hybrid quiet lol...
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Old 07-11-2013, 03:18 PM   #68
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Yeah, she aint quiet, that's for sure. Sounds like someone taking their anger out on a tree.

Knick knock knock just slow and steady haha.
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Got a new 211 tip today.

I noticed when spraying with the 211 vs a wore out 515 tip that you definitely have to adjust gun swing speed.

Seems the smaller gun tip needs to be swung slower.
Get a wet mil gauge. It will help you get a feel for how heavy to spray.

An old timer taught me how to spray water and make it stick, but that was with a conventional.
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I want to thank everyone for their advice so far. There is alot to learn when spraying.

I have decided to finally put the machine to use. Time to pay for a 395. The 211 tip will be perfect for edging/trimwork. Thats half the battle timewise on a repaint.



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For what? addiction?
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That's my company name, lol. We rehab rentals. Landlord evicts, & we do everything required to get it ready to rent.

Remove stuff left behind (aka trashout)
Paint
Flooring
Fix holes in drywall/busted windows
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She died a glorious death:


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Piston seized up 20ft into its first job. Oh well it served its purpose. Gonna rent a replacement to get through this job and buy another.
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She died a glorious death:

Piston seized up 20ft into its first job. Oh well it served its purpose. Gonna rent a replacement to get through this job and buy another.
DW that rig did its job to the end. I believe it was time and money WELL spent.

PS Team Airlessco 500 series.
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Just bought a shiny new 390. Damn its soooo pretty. Pics soon
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For the price of 4 rentals, i just bit the bullet and shelled out the cash.


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