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Old 07-07-2009, 08:18 PM   #1
 
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Just picked up a new Graco XR9 sprayer, while spraying acrylic latex on hardy board, the spray is coming out with lines on the outside edges. Turned up the pressure all the way and still had tails. Could I have the pressure up to far, I did try it at the 50% level still had the tails. Had to quite for the day, house is all taped up and it starts to rain, just not my day. Hopefully the paper and tape will hold through the rain.

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Old 07-07-2009, 08:48 PM   #2
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Most likely to big of tip.
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Well the tip is a .15 which is recommended by the paint manufacture, and its new. And its still raining.
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what brand of paint?

I've had that happen when the product is too thick. I solved by thinning it slightly. Not saying that will work, but it's one option.

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I would say that the material is to thick for the unit. How much did you spend for the xr-9? My guess is for a little more you could of bought a titan 440i and would not be having these problems right out of the box.
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dude too bad, cuz your masking might be toast, and I know how that feels. I'd say try some flotrol extender by flood. It really helps spraying exteriors. Might wanna test a small batch before going full on to make sure the color is good.
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Figured it out, the pressure was to high and I was spraying to far away, moved to 12 inches and turned the pressure to 50% and its perfect, thanks for all the inputs, it stopped raining!!!!! With the little bit of wind that we were having it kept the rain off of the two sides of the house that I was prepping, so after checking the local dopple rain radar went out and painted both sides. Love the results.

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so you painted after it rained bill? watch it man. It is a fine line to disaster. Glad it all worked out for you though.
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