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THE SPRAY TIP
Do not attempt to unclog or clean the tip with your finger.
Do not use a needle or other sharp pointed instrument to
clean the tip. The hard tungsten carbide can chip.
If the spray pattern becomes distorted or stops completely
while the gun is triggered, follow these steps:
1. Release the trigger and lock the gun off.
2. Rotate the reversible tip arrow 180° so that the point of
the arrow is toward the rear of the gun (CLEAN position).
3. Turn the PRIME/SPRAY
knob to SPRAY.
4. Unlock the gun and squeeze
the trigger, pointing the gun
at a scrap piece of wood or
cardboard. This allows
pressure in the spray hose to
blow out the obstruction.
When the nozzle is clean,
paint will come out in a straight, high pressure stream.
5. Release the trigger and lock the gun off.
6. Reverse the tip so the
arrow points forward
again (SPRAY position).
7. Unlock the gun and
If paint still will not spray from the spray tip, follow the
other steps on the next column.
Under pressure, the spray tip
may be very difficult to turn.
Turn the PRIME/SPRAY knob
to PRIME and trigger the gun.
This will relieve pressure and
the tip will turn more easily.
The following is a short list of minor difficulties you might
encounter while spraying. If any of these occur, it will
reduce the flow of paint, making your spray pattern poor, or
paint will fail to spray from the gun.
• Clogged spray tip
• Clogged gun filter
• Clogged suction set screen
Follow the guidelines on this page to correct any one of
CLEANING THE SPRAY GUN FILTER
This filter must be cleaned every time
you use your sprayer.
When using thicker paints, the filter
might need to be cleaned more often.
1. Perform Pressure Relief
Procedure (page 6).
2a. If you have a model GX-06/07
spray gun, unscrew the fitting from
the bottom of the spray gun using
an adjustable wrench, making sure
not to lose the spring.
2b. If you have a model GX-08/10 spray gun, unclip the
trigger guard from the filter housing by pulling outward
from the filter housing. Unscrew the housing.
3. Remove the filter from the spray gun housing and clean
with the appropriate cleaning solution (warm, soapy water
for latex paints, mineral spirits for oil-based materials).
4. Inspect the filter for holes (see Hole picture, above).
Replace if holes are found.
NEVER POKE THE FILTER WITH A SHARP INSTRUMENT!
5. Replace the cleaned filter, tapered end first, into the gun
6a. For the GX-06/07, replace the spring and the fitting.
Tighten with an adjustable wrench.
6b. For the GX-08/10, replace the housing and snap the
trigger guard back into the housing.
CLEANING THE SUCTION SET SCREEN
The screen at the bottom of the suction set may also need
cleaning. Check it every time you change paint buckets.
1. Remove the screen by pulling it
out of the retainer with a plier.
2. Clean the screen with the
appropriate cleaning solution
(warm, soapy water for latex
paints, mineral spirits for oil-
If after having completed all of the steps on this page
you are still experiencing problems spraying, refer to the
TROUBLESHOOTING guide (page 15).
The tapered end of the filter must be loaded properly
into the gun. Improper assembly will result in a
plugged tip or no flow from the gun.