** est. 1975 **
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. Once you have adjusted the nut, reconnect the air hose and the cup assembly. Squeeze the trigger to see if the leaking has stopped. If it has not, make sure the packing nut is a tight as possible, while allowing the needle to move freely. If adjusting the packing nut does not stop the leak, replace the packing.
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.