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Kremlin - issues spraying clear after pigmented1/5
I am workingwith a kremlin eos 15-c25 and always make a point to clean my gun properly.
Our supplier told us to flush with gun wash (air cap off), then cycle at high fluid and air pressure with air cap on for 5-10 strokes and then again a low pressure flush (air cap off again).
Not always, but sometimes i get white specs when i go to spray clear, and the micro-filter will be full of white particles, at which point i have to re-flush with tons of gun wash, then acetone, then gun wash again, which takes lots of time.
Does anyone have another method that always works for them? It's very discouraging/frustrating when you are just about to spray clear and then have to go back and spend loads of time re-cleaning the gun.
Thanks in advance
The only solution is to get a separate pump. I've done everything from having separate fluid hoses to separate guns, and nothing was ever fool proof. I'd figure out what you spray the most, and then use the pump just for that. And use a cup gun for the rest. A good cup gun can out preform any pump.
I agree with Michael get another set-up and have both dedicated clear and pigmented set-ups. Not only will it pay for itself in fairly short order with the time saved you now spend fussing but you'll get a better job and hopefully be less stressed
I too have had the same experience with changing from clear to pigmented with my 10-14 pump. Luckily, I don't shoot pigmented that often. Usually I keep two sets of fluid hoses to minimize the issues of cleaning. Same can be said for switching between solvent and waterborne lacquers.
We too had that issue. Tried everything. Bought a second rig. Benefit to this is we have a spare in a pinch if one breaks.
As the others said. I ended up buying a second pump so I have one for clear and one for colors. The next challenge will be when you have a black job show up and you need to run that through.
I don't shoot pigments out of my KR EOS
But in my pots I'll flush with MEK after shooting darks..
Also you can try using the finer micron filter under the gun..