How and when should I clean my turbine filter? There is no quick answer but a thorough cleaning of your system should be done periodically. As mentioned in a previous blog, it’s a good habit to clean your spray system at the end of each work session or project completion. It only takes a few minutes and in the end will ensure that your turbine lasts you a long time. When it comes to the filters, it is also good to clean them after a few uses and especially before you pack the system into storage. Clean Filter(s) are a Must! Clean filters
Fine Woodworking Magazine Stamp of Approval In the October 2014 issue of Fine Woodworking magazine © 2014 by the Taunton Press author Teri Masaschi (a finishing pro with 45 years of experience) reviewed 14 different HVLP spray systems available in the United States, with stationary turbines that connect to the spray gun with a hose. The Tool Test required that each spray system be compatible with both water- and solvent based lacquer. The evaluation consisted of the adjustability of the spray gun controls, ease of loading and cleaning, and how comfortable each spray gun handle was to hold while spraying.
We recently reached out to a fellow woodworker and writer at Canadian Woodworking and Home Improvement Rob Brown for this great blog about Spray Finishing and the many tips and techniques. Whether you are a beginner or have done this for years and years, one or more of these tips and tricks are sure to help you make that woodworking project a little bit easier. Spray Finishing - Tips for Getting Started by Rob Brown Before you spray • Maintain a temperature of 17–25°C and don’t spray if the humidity is very high. • Use ample lighting and have it come from a number of
The 3M PPS system offers great versatility with the Fuji T75G™ top feed spray gun. It allows spraying in any direction, straight up, sideways, etc. How is this done? The 3M PPS system consists of a reusable plastic cup with disposable liners and lids. When the spray gun is connected to the 3M PPS system then attached to the turbine hose, and the turbine is turned on, the plastic cup is pressurized forcing the liner on the inside the H/O cup to start to collapse. This will push the finish in the liner into the spray gun no matter the orientation of the spray gun.
February the month of Love & Chocolates!! When you think of February the first thought that comes to mind is Valentine’s Day. What is always connected to Valentine’s Day? Loads and loads of flowers, love and chocolates! Better yet the LOVE for Chocolate! Would you have every thought that owning a Fuji Spray system could make regular chocolate molds look too good to eat? Well it can! As for being too good to eat, who are we kidding its delicious chocolates!!! How…. We consulted an expert chocolatier to find out “How To” in chocolate land. The Chocolate Doctor uses a Quiet 4-stage HVLP Fuji
My spray gun is leaking! Why? How do I stop it? Over the years we have had some customers call and email us about why their spray gun is leaking from the tip of the needle, or the needle packing nut and what to do about it. This particular issue is a simple fix and stopping such a leak is as easy as following a few steps. Why? The spray gun is leaking from the Nozzle This occurs when the Needle Packing Nut is too tight, compressing the Needle Packing too tightly around the Needle. The spray gun is leaking from the Needle Packing Nut This occurs when
Storing Your HVLP System With the winter months around the corner and woodworking projects and household maintenance for some on hold, storing your HVLP system is important. Doing this will extend its overall life and will keep maintenance costs down in the future as well. Here are a few helpful tips… Store your system indoors! Storing your HVLP system is essential specifically for those living in a colder climate. Keeping your system in an insulated or heated area is best. Like any tool, storing them in the cold could lead to rust. Do a thorough Clean! Cleaning your HVLP spray gun thoroughly is one of the
Cleaning your HVLP Spray Gun is as easy as 1-2-3. At Fuji Spray we receive numerous calls on a daily basis from our customers with simple questions and issues associated to their HVLP spray guns. Most of them are easily solved with simple step by step instruction on the proper way of cleaning their HVLP spray gun. 90% of these issues are simply missed steps; maintenance they may have not known about or even thought about performing. Therefore a decision to make a “How To” video and step by step easy to read and follow instructions on the proper steps and procedures in
Choosing the correct air cap set for your HVLP spray gun can sometimes be a chore. Not to mention when your selection may be the wrong one, then it would become a headache. Some of our customer inquiries at Fuji Spray are related to air cap selection. Therefore, over the years through trial and error and by speaking to our distributors and customers we have compiled a few simple guidelines when selecting the correct air cap set for the job you are finishing. For the most part when answering such customer questions we often suggest one of the following air cap sets: