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Old 05-30-2019, 08:55 AM   #41
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Do you have the serial number of the unit? If you do, contact Titan directly and see if they have a nationwide list of stolen units that they send out to all their factory certified repair facilities. Graco did this at one point. The repair facilities are supposed to check all serial numbers to the list and NOT do any repair work until it is cleared by Graco. I THINK Titan does this but i am not sure. It's worth a call though.
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Old 05-30-2019, 09:48 AM   #42
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I don't know, a nice shiny 795 is a pretty impressive looking machine. Even if a crook had no idea what it was, I think he might find it irresistible! For this reason we were never particular about keeping paint cleaned off our sprayers. The internals and guns were spotless, the spray unit was not.

And that $100 buys a days worth of drugs!
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I went to a sherwin one morning, and someone had smashed in the doors and stole $70 from the register. Obviously wasnt a painter, cuz the wall full of tips and spray guns were left alone.
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Just curious does this SW do inhouse airless repair or do they farm it out? If they do maybe the repair shop has your pump,
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Incorrect E. A packing kit is more like $60 on Amazon and more than an hour for me with no warranty if I don't get it together right. Definitely worth $120 to me.

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I's actually $9 now

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Aftermarket...UAAOSwX1Za8w5A
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The $9.00 is just the seals (which is often what you only really need) and is aftermarket. Aftermarket can be just as good (sometimes better) or can be real junk. It's a crap shoot if your not familiar with the company that made the part. And packings are a heavy wear part, so you want quality.

The $60.00 kit includes the seals and a few other gaskets and parts you may need. It is OEM, so you are certain of the quality.

I generally go with OEM unless I have heard enough good stuff about aftermarket parts. Nothing like fixing a piece of equipment only to have it break soon after and cut into a days work.

Changing the packings is quite easy and quick. I'm sure most who do not change their own would do so if they saw it done once. I checked, and there are videos on Youtube that will walk you through it.
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The $9.00 is just the seals (which is often what you only really need) and is aftermarket. Aftermarket can be just as good (sometimes better) or can be real junk. It's a crap shoot if your not familiar with the company that made the part. And packings are a heavy wear part, so you want quality.

The $60.00 kit includes the seals and a few other gaskets and parts you may need. It is OEM, so you are certain of the quality.

I generally go with OEM unless I have heard enough good stuff about aftermarket parts. Nothing like fixing a piece of equipment only to have it break soon after and cut into a days work.

Changing the packings is quite easy and quick. I'm sure most who do not change their own would do so if they saw it done once. I checked, and there are videos on Youtube that will walk you through it.
We've been using the cheap ones for years. I have no reason to ever switch back and pay $60 for $1 worth of plastic. I replaced pistons in 5 machines about 5 years ago. They're all still good. Paid $14 each instead of $80 OEM.

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The $9.00 is just the seals (which is often what you only really need) and is aftermarket. Aftermarket can be just as good (sometimes better) or can be real junk. It's a crap shoot if your not familiar with the company that made the part. And packings are a heavy wear part, so you want quality.

The $60.00 kit includes the seals and a few other gaskets and parts you may need. It is OEM, so you are certain of the quality.

I generally go with OEM unless I have heard enough good stuff about aftermarket parts. Nothing like fixing a piece of equipment only to have it break soon after and cut into a days work.

Changing the packings is quite easy and quick. I'm sure most who do not change their own would do so if they saw it done once. I checked, and there are videos on Youtube that will walk you through it.
you wouldn't believe the money we made doing re-packs at my old Sherworks store. If people knew how easy it actually was.......
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you wouldn't believe the money we made doing re-packs at my old Sherworks store. If people knew how easy it actually was.......
I remember there used to be a poster in here who was a paint sprayer mechanic. He used to post repair videos. I've never repaired a sprayer in my life. Maybe I should learn how.

It's not the money but the down time that is the main issue. My backup rig (Graco 395) isn't enough for big exteriors. It takes too much of a pounding.
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It takes less time to repack than it does to take the sprayer to the repair shop or go get your backup at your shop. It's a good idea to keep packings on hand.
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It takes less time to repack than it does to take the sprayer to the repair shop or go get your backup at your shop. It's a good idea to keep packings on hand.
I always keep O rings on hand after my sprayer blew a load of paint on the wall I wasn't painting.

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To elaborate on why it went to get repaired... And here's where I really made the mistake. I let a fellow painter borrow it and they put it in oil paint. Had I known that was what my sprayer was going to be used for, this situation would have never happened. Not only was it used for oil paint but didn't get cleaned out properly. So I took the whole thing apart, thoroughly cleaned it. Put it back together and it wouldn't hold pressure. I gave up and took it in.

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That fellow painter would be on my s??? list too.
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Sprayer found! Long story short, they turned it into a rental. See pic. Made money on it. Gave it back in worse condition than I left it.

2 months later and no satisfaction to be had about my lost sprayer. I wanted to check the store myself so I asked if I could see one of their used sprayers in the back that I'm thinking about buying. An unsuspecting employee lead me to the back. I gained access to their gated off sprayer repair area and started snooping around. Right there in the corner sat my 440. After looking at closer I immediately recognized it as mine.

Keep in mind, my relationship with the manager isn't good. She argued with me, accused me of not dropping off my sprayer because "they always check it in" blah blah. Then she hung up on me.

I asked the manager, who those sprayers were. She then told me, they were rentals. I declared, I'm positive that sprayer is mine. An escalated conversation ensued which she told me I needed to prove its mine. Well, that's easy since I bought from that store!

Anyway, my rep pulled the invoice (again, since I had her look it up to give the store the serial number the first time) and confirmed this is indeed my sprayer.

I drove back to pick up the sprayer they didn't lose. The pic below is how they gave it back. No apology, nothing.

Now I'm contacting the district manager. An attorney will be next. Unbelievable.

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Sprayer found! Long story short, they turned it into a rental. See pic. Made money on it. Gave it back in worse condition than I left it.

2 months later and no satisfaction to be had about my lost sprayer. I wanted to check the store myself so I asked if I could see one of their used sprayers in the back that I'm thinking about buying. An unsuspecting employee lead me to the back. I gained access to their gated off sprayer repair area and started snooping around. Right there in the corner sat my 440. After looking at closer I immediately recognized it as mine.

Keep in mind, my relationship with the manager isn't good. She argued with me, accused me of not dropping off my sprayer because "they always check it in" blah blah. Then she hung up on me.

I asked the manager, who those sprayers were. She then told me, they were rentals. I declared, I'm positive that sprayer is mine. An escalated conversation ensued which she told me I needed to prove its mine. Well, that's easy since I bought from that store!

Anyway, my rep pulled the invoice (again, since I had her look it up to give the store the serial number the first time) and confirmed this is indeed my sprayer.

I drove back to pick up the sprayer they didn't lose. The pic below is how they gave it back. No apology, nothing.

Now I'm contacting the district manager. An attorney will be next. Unbelievable.

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Holy Moly! The long, national nightmare ends- and begins again! At the very least you deserve it PLUS a brand new one. A lawyer and a judge will figure that aspect out. Recalling how clean you kept your sprayer- all waxed and polished- how did you spot yours above, all rode hard and put away wet? I think that pimp- I mean, store manager- knew all along the rig was in back, to be put out on the street as, upon your initial complaint, they should have checked the numbers of the rentals just because stuff happens. I hope it works out your way!
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I would want every penny they got for renting out your sprayer and demand they thoroughly clean it while you watch, and a new tip. I would not trust them to touch it without your direct supervision. Who knows what they might do to it. That would be the minimum I would be willing to accept.

For depriving you of such a valuable piece of equipment for so long, they really should give you a new sprayer. Unbelievable (well it is SW, so I guess it's really not that unbelievable)!
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Omfg!. What a bunch of dbags. That is soo sad. Take em to the cleaners. So stoked that you found it.

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If I were you I would be pretty upset. I know I treat any rentals brutally.
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Wow I can't believe all of this over a <$1000 sprayer.
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Uh, since SW used YOUR pump for financial gain, they technically STOLE YOUR PUMP! File a police report and sue the bastards!
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