Packing , White Teflon ( For Fluid Needle )
Before replacing the packing on your HVLP gun, try these packing nut instructions below first. (Especially on newer guns)
Packing Nut Adjustment Instructions:
If material leaks from around or through the packing nut, readjust the packing nut.
- 1: Disconnect the air hose from the air inlet and remove the cup assembly.
- 2: Pull the trigger all the way back and hold.
- 3: Tighten the packing nut using a 3/8” wrench (or optional HVLP gun wrench) until the needle remains retracted inside the nozzle when you release the trigger.
- 4: Loosen the packing nut slowly until the needle moves freely back into position in the nozzle.
Gleem’s side note:
Wagner/SprayTech packings are made of Teflon verses softer leather type that many other manufactures use. Teflon packings are a tad harder to set when new (another reason we have the instructions posted above), but the major advantage to using Teflon is the they outlast leather packings four to one.