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Hey, it’s Tony from LearnAutoBodyAndPaint. In this blog, we’ll talk about the Atom Mini X16 High Performance Spray Gun Setup.
We’ll do a quick disassemble, then we’ll put it back together and get it ready for actual painting.
When you receive your Atom X Series Spray Gun, it’s always advisable to get it clean. During production at the manufacturing house, they coat the inner needle and some of the parts with light grease, so you need to wash it out before painting. Otherwise, you will have a chemical reaction when you put paint in it.
Let’s take our cap off. This is a 1.2mm tip size. Then, take our knob off. You need to be careful because there’s a spring in it and a plastic cap. You need to make sure that the plastic goes to the cap side as how I show you in the video.
If it pops off, which will most likely be the case, it doesn’t matter which side of the spring you put it on.
Next is give the trigger a quick pull to reveal your fluid tip, which you could pull right out. You can see that there’s a light coated grease on the tip.
You have to give it a quick clean with lacquer thinner and brush. Make sure that you’re not using paint thinner. Check out the video for my demo.
Make sure to clean the cap, the spring and most of all our fluid tip and needle. Make sure to wash off all of the fluid grease.
Then, dry everything up with a lint-free cloth. Make sure that you don’t damage this part that I show you in the video. When it gets bent, you’ll need to buy another rebuild kit.
The Atom rebuild kits aren’t bad at all. They are reasonably priced unlike those of the Satas.
It helps to have some squeegee bottle to shoot some thinner in it. After which, watch the video as I show how to put the spray gun back together.
Make sure that the bar lines up where your tip can go through. This is super important so please watch the video.
When putting back the air cap, make sure you always go backward first to make sure it’s seated correctly. Also, ensure that it is nice and set, then give it a quick snug.
Now, hold the trigger pull and tighten it up. You’re good once it hits. You now have full fluid flow. If you want to adjust your fluid flow, just tighten it up so your trigger doesn’t go all the way down.
Let’s put a little bit of lacquer thinner in the cup and give it a quick shake, then, pull the trigger. If you’re taking the cap off, you need to hold the cup so you won’t loosen up the whole thing.
This is a basic set up of the Atom Mini X16 Spray Gun. Let’s compare a cheap brand like this Master Grip with the Atom Spray Gun.
Look at the difference in quality. The Atom Spray Gun has a stainless steel nut in the cup while the Master Grip doesn’t have one. This will strip out right away. The Atom has a washer in it so there’s no need to put a plumber’s tape on it.
It’s Tony from LearnAutoBodyAndPaint. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Check out the Atom Mini X16 Spray Gun on Zoolaa. These are awesome spray guns and priced affordably.
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