Question on Iwata HP_BC

Submitted by Larry on 4/18/05 at 7:16 PM. ( )

This is probably a dumb question, but here it goes anyway. I just upgraded my Badger 150 to an Iwata HP-BC. So far I really like it but when I spray fine spots and have the handle preset on the correct clogs periodically. Not biggie, part of it I know... but on my Badger I could pull the paint flow back all the way and blow the old crap out. Well, with the Iwata, I'd have to loosen the back limiter knob out to do that, then I lose my preset paint flow amount, not to mention time consuming. How do you guys handle that? Maybe I've inhaled too much laquer and am overlooking somthing pretty easy.

Thanks for any imput.

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This response submitted by Shawn on 4/18/05 at 7:31 PM. ( )

i just unscrew the handle that way the setting stays the same hope this helps

try this

This response submitted by tom m. on 4/18/05 at 11:03 PM. ( )

You did't mentiion if you were using water or lacquer paint. If your are using lacquer the problem usually occurs when spraying small patterns and spots when the fast drying lacquer dries and clogs the tip. when I am spraying detail patterns I will thin my lacquer by 30% with a slow lacquer thinner. In addition I'll add retarder at a rate of 5 drops per oz of thinned paint., I may add more retarder as needed. Now this is a pretty thin mixture and will spider leg all over the place unless you turn the air pressure wqay down. I usually turn down to 10 psi and may go lower from there. If the drying time is slowed sufficiantly you can paint trout spots all day with complete control.

Good Painting

Tip Clogging

This response submitted by D.Patton jr on 4/19/05 at 5:42 AM. ( )

You may want to make sure the viscosity of the paint you are spraying is thinned the correct amount. If you still experience "clogging", take a soft bristled tooth brush and lightly brush the tip to clear the clog.

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