Earlex SPRAYSTATION GEMINI Instruction manual

SPRAYSTATION GEMINI ®
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING! FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARD
DO NOT USE SOLVENTS IN THE GREY BUCKET OR WHEN SPRAYING DIRECT FROM THE TIN
• CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF
ELECTRIC SHOCK OR INJURY, DO NOT
EXPOSE TO RAIN; STORE INDOORS.
• The materials used with this spray gun (paint,
thinners, etc) may contain hazardous, harmful,
explosive or corrosive materials. ALWAYS
COMPLY WITH THE SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
ISSUED WITH THIS PRODUCT AND THE
MATERIAL BEING USED.
• The spray gun must be used only with paints
and solvents that have a suitable flash point for
spraying. If in doubt, consult the paint or solvent
manufacturer's data.
• Always ensure there is adequate ventilation
when spraying.
• NEVER spray near an open flame, including an
appliance pilot flame.
• NEVER smoke whilst spraying.
• Always disconnect the unit from the electrical
outlet when cleaning the spray unit.
• Always ensure the spray area is safe and free
from all debris that may present a fire or fall
hazard.
• NEVER under any circumstances point the
spray gun at another person or animal. In the
event of an injury, seek immediate medical
attention.
• NEVER allow unauthorized users to operate or
play with the spray equipment.
• Always read the paint manufacturer's thinning
instructions before use.
Important Electrical Information
• Always wear the correct protective face mask
when spraying. We also recommend wearing
gloves, goggles and overalls.
• You must clean the spray gun thoroughly after
each use.
• Use only genuine manufacturer replacement
parts.
• Use the spray equipment only as detailed in
these instructions.
• Do not use the air hose or power cord to move
the Spray Station unit.
• If the supply cord is damaged, it must be
replaced by the manufacturer, its service agents
or similarly qualified persons in order to avoid a
hazard.
• Check the hoses, hose connectors and power
cord frequently. Any worn or damaged parts
should be replaced immediately.
• This Spray Station is recommended for
household use only.
• This appliance is not intended for use by persons
(including children) with reduced physical,
sensory or mental capabilities or lack of
experience and knowledge, unless they have
been given supervision or instruction concerning
use of the appliance by a person responsible for
their safety.
• NEVER DISPOSE OF PAINTS OR SOLVENTS
DOWN THE DRAIN. ALWAYS USE YOUR
LOCAL WASTE COLLECTION SITE.
EXTENSION CORDS
Your SprayStation Gemini® is supplied with a power cord that is 2m long. Make sure your power
cord is in good condition. When using an extension cord, be sure to use one heavy enough to
carry the current your product will utilize. For lengths up to 15m, 0.75mm² extension cords or
larger, e.g. 1.00mm² should be used.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Certain coatings may require dilution.
(not supplied)
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Fig.1
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12a
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18c
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A complete HVLP (High Volume Low Pressure)
& Pump Technology - painting & finishing system
Large Projects:
Small Projects:
Direct from the paint tin or Gemini bucket.
Water-based coatings only may
be used with this set-up.
From the paint pot.
Water & solvent-based coatings may be
used with this set-up.
What’s in the box (checklist)
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SPRAYSTATION GEMINI ®
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Earlex
customer serviceMANUAL
OPERATING
INSTRUCTION
TOLL
FREE:
BEFORE USE – PLEASE
READ THE
MAIN888-783-2612
MANUAL AND SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Please retain for future reference.
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No. Description
1.
How to DVD
Part No.
No. Description
Part No.
2.
Instruction manual
FF0057
8. Hose clips x5
L1349
3.
Gemini - Turbine & Pump
n/a
9. Tap/ outside tap connector
PR64
4.
Spray gun
FF0039
10. Paint stirrer
L1565
5.
Spray Gun Connector Assembly FF0025
11. Bottle brush
FF0073
6.
4m Paint tube
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FF0063
7. 4m Air hose
FF0029
5
L0896
Diagrams
Fig.3
Fig.4
HORIZONTAL
ROUND
VERTICAL
Fig.5
Fig.7
Fig.6
Parts List
No.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
12a.
13.
14.
Fig.1 and Fig.2
Description
Needle and Fluid Tip Tool
Air Cap Ring
Air Cap - Gemini
Spray Direction Plate - Gemini
Fluid Tip - Gemini
Fluid Tip O-ring
Needle
Paint Flow Adjuster
Paint Container Gasket
Spray Gun Connector Assembly
Rigid Pick-Up Tube
Paint Pot
Paint Stirrer
Paint Tube
Paint Outlet
Selecting Paint
Part No.
V0018
V0001
FF0006
FF0008
FF0005
V0005
V0006
n/a
L0682
FF0025
V0012
V0014
L1565
FF0029
n/a
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16.
17.
18a.
18b & 18c.
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20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.
26.
Description
Air Hose
Air Outlet
Pump Head
Pressure Relief Tube
Pick-Up Tube & Filter Cage
Docking Station
Head Unit
Air Filter
Turbine Switch
Pump Switch
Paint Speed Dial
Gemini Bucket
Hose Clip Feet
Part No.
L0896
n/a
FF0078
V0272
FF0042
n/a
n/a
FF0018
n/a
n/a
n/a
FF0001
FF0004
Your SprayStation Gemini® can be used with a wide variety of paints, stains and coatings. See below for what paints you can or cannot spray with your
SprayStation Gemini®.
However, some materials cannot be sprayed so please check the recommendation of the paint manufacturer before buying the paint. If a material refers
to brush application only, then it usually cannot be sprayed.
Spraying directly from the paint tin or Gemini Bucket;
Suitable
Water-soluble interior and exterior paints, water-based wood
treatments and water-based varnishes.
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Not Suitable
Solvent-soluble coatings, 2-pack paints, highly abrasive and
textured coatings as well as coatings WITH A FLASH POINT
BELOW 60˚C (140˚F).
Spraying from the Paint Pot;
Suitable
Not Suitable
Water-soluble and solvent interior and exterior paints, wood
treatments, varnishes, lacquers, urethanes, enamels, shellacs,
automotive paints & oil-based materials.
Surface and Job Preparation
2-pack paints, highly abrasive and textured coatings as well as
coatings WITH A FLASH POINT BELOW 60˚C (140˚F).
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With any paint project you should always ensure that you have prepared your surface to get the best finish. You must ensure all surfaces are free from
dust, dirt, rust and grease. Lightly pressure-wash decks or exterior surfaces and ensure they are dry before painting.
With pre-coated or pre-painted surfaces lightly rub down with sandpaper to ensure a good key for the paint. With bare wood surfaces wipe with a damp
rag to ensure the surface is free of dust.
It is recommended that masking off edges and other areas and using a drop cloth to ensure you protect those areas you wish to remain untouched.
Viscosity and Dilution
Viscosity is the technical term used to indicate a liquids thickness. Having the correct viscosity of paint is important to ensure the paint atomises correctly
and sprays well giving you a good quality finish. Each product has a different viscosity.
FOR USE WITH THE PAINT TIN OR THE 10L CONTAINER: For the majority of products it is not necessary to dilute the paint, However to facilitate the
cleaning process, you can dilute your product between 5% to 10%.
FOR USE WITH THE GUN ONLY (1L CONTAINER): Dilute by 10%. If the result is not satisfactory, repeat this step by increasing your dilution by 5%.
In order to achieve the right viscosity, always stir your paint with the Paint Stirrer (12a) (with the electric drill) for approx. 2min (#10, box
checklist).
Getting to know your Spray Gun
2min
DVD
We recommend you spend time practicing on cardboard, newspaper or scrap wood to familiarise yourself with how the spray gun works and
the flow rate (i.e. how fast the material will spray) before starting any work regardless of experience level.
Start with the Paint Flow Adjuster (8) at its minimum setting so the trigger cannot be pulled. Do not forget that the paint flow adjuster controls the quantity
of paint sprayed. The spray gun will allow you to have greater control when spraying (Fig.5).
94)
The gun has 3 spray patterns which can be changed by the external Spray Direction Plate from either a horizontal fan pattern, to a round
detailed pattern to a vertical fan pattern. When adjusting through patterns you will notice the oval fan pattern width reduce and increase as it moves from
horizontal to vertical positions. This is useful when you have particular size items you need to spray. The maximum width you can spray is 8” down to 1”
on the round pattern.
Horizontal oval fan pattern
– is ideal for spraying up and down and for edges left to right (Fig.3).
Vertical oval fan pattern
– is ideal for spraying left to right and for edges top to bottom (Fig.3).
Round pattern
– is ideal for detailed areas or small objects (Fig.3).
Spraying with your SprayStation Gemini® is very intuitive and through a little practice you will very quickly become a good sprayer.
When practicing – adjust the Paint Flow Adjuster (8), and spray patterns to see the effect this has (Fig.4).
1) To achieve a horizontal pattern adjust to the horizontal position then pull the trigger and move your arm up and down (Fig.4).
2) When you get to the end of the line, release the trigger, re-position your arm for the return line before continuing to spray whilst overlapping the
last pattern you have sprayed (Fig.4).
3) Next, to achieve a vertical pattern adjust the Spray Direction Plate (4) to the vertical position then pull the trigger and move your arm up and down
>> over the horizontal strips you have just sprayed slightly overlapping the last strip (Fig.4).
HINT: HVLP technology produces warm air through the air cap allowing the paint to dry quicker which can enhance the final effect and allow you to
apply additional coats if necessary much sooner although you should follow the paint manufacturer’s recommended drying/curing times where
possible.
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Switch functionality
Pump
Turbine
Paint speed dial
Paint flow adjuster
HORIZONTAL
ROUND
VERTICAL
IMPORTANT: Correct cleaning of this sprayer is essential for successful operation on next use. Please
refer to the How to DVD and the cleaning section of your operational manual on how to clean your
sprayer.
The Gemini can be set up for two different applications, spraying directly
from the paint tin or Gemini Bucket for large projects or from the Paint
Pot for small projects.
Large Projects
Direct from the paint tin (or Gemini Bucket)
(water-based coatings only)
Fig.8
Product - Set Up & Assembly
Additional items required before you start: • Drill • Cloth
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Spraying direct from the paint tin:
1) The head unit is secured with two container catches. Gently pull outwards on these to dislodge
the catches, and remove the head unit.
2) Unscrew the Paint Pot (12) (Fig.8) and remove the Rigid Pick-Up Tube (11) from the spray gun
(Fig.8) and then insert the bare end of the 4m paint tube through the Spray Gun Connecter
Assembly (10) and fit it over the inlet (this is the one with the smaller aperture on underside of the
gun) (Fig.9).
Tip: Tube can be softened by running under hot water.
3) Ensuring that it is correctly aligned, screw the Spray Gun Connecter Assembly (10) onto the gun
Fig.9
Fig.10
>> - pushing as you twist.
4) Fit the the 4m Paint Tube (13) to the Paint Outlet (14) (Fig.10) on the motor unit - using the quick
connect fitting. Give a gentle tug on the paint tube to ensure that it is secure.
5) Set the Paint Flow Adjuster (8) on the gun to maximum by scrolling upwards (Fig.10) and then
firmly push/ clip the gun into the docking station on the motor unit until you hear a ‘click’ (the
trigger should be depressed sitting in the docking station).
6) DO NOT FIT the Air Hose (15) to motor outlet and gun at this stage yet.
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Priming – Direct from the paint tin (or Gemini Bucket)
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SOLVENT-BASED COATINGS CANNOT BE USED WHEN SPRAYING DIRECT FROM THE TIN.
ALWAYS PRIME THE UNIT WITH WATER BEFORE STARTING ANY JOB. ENSURE YOUR PAINT IS AT ROOM
TEMPERATURE. ALWAYS DILUTE USING WARM WATER.
Fig.11
1) If the spray gun is not in the docking station, scroll the Paint Flow Adjuster (8) on the back of the
gun up to maximum – then place the gun in the docking station (Fig.11).
2)
Remove the head unit and place the Paint Pot (12) filled with water into the Gemini Bucket
>>>(25) and re-fit the head unit making sure the Pick-Up Tube & Filter Cage (18b & 18c) is fully
>>>immersed in the water (Fig.12).
3) Plug the unit in, set paint speed dial on the unit to setting 5 (Fig.12), and turn the pump on (Fig.12).
Fig.12
4) When water starts coming out of the front of the gun (you will see this in the docking station while
it is on) - turn the pump off
- switch the pump on
remove the paint pot and gun from the docking station
and expel the remaining water through the gun into the paint pot.
Tip: If the water does not reach the end of the gun, make sure the paint flow adjuster is scrolled up
>>>>to maximum and the gun trigger is depressed fully in the docking station.
5) Remove the Paint Pot (12) from the Gemini Bucket (25) and replace it with the paint mixed
and thinned (if necessary) making sure the Pick-Up Tube & Filter Cage (18b & 18c) drop into the
Fig.13
>>>paint (paint can either be poured directly into the Gemini Bucket (25) or preferably you tin use
the paint can that it comes in).
6)
Ensure the paint tin is placed under the spray gun – use the rings on the base of the Gemini
>>>Bucket (25) as a guide.
NOTE: Make sure the spray gun is firmly placed in the docking station with the trigger depressed.
7) Turn pump on (Fig.12).
Fig.14
8) When the paint starts to comes through the tip of the gun your unit is primed (this should take up
to 2min). Turn pump off.
9) Uncoil the black Air Hose (15) from around the Gemini Bucket (25), and fit to the head unit
and gun using a TWIST motion.
10) Join the 4m Paint Tube (13) and black Air Hose (15) using the clips supplied. Do this at 1m
>>>intervals, using a tweezer action on the clip, connect the Paint Tube (13) first. A good tip is that
>>>the first clip should be placed 0.5m from the head of the unit. It is also easier to do this with the
>>>gun out of the docking station.
Your Gemini is now ready to spray!
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Starting to Spray - Direct from the paint tin (or Gemini Bucket)
(Water-based coatings only)
Fig.15
Fig.18
rate will vary dependant on what you are spraying.
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Evenly control the speed of movement of the spray gun. A fast speed will give a light
dial on the unit (Fig.20) setting.
coat and a slow speed will give a heavy coat.
Avoid stopping and starting when spraying a surface as this can lead to too much or not -
enough material on a surface.
To ensure edges are covered, commence spraying just to the side or above/below the area
being sprayed.
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Do not spray outside when humidity is above 60% or temperature is above 90˚F (32˚C) or
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To improve atomisation/ quality of finish decrease the paint flow adjuster on the gun.
2.
Remove the gun from the docking station and set Paint Flow Adjuster (8) on the spray gun to lowest
>>. below 45˚F (7˚C).
1.
3.
Fig.19
that you get some practice and allow you to set the Gemini to the right setting. The flow
If your spray pattern (pass) is diminishing as you spray - then increase the paint speed
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Fig.17
Before starting your project, practice spraying onto waste cardboard – this will ensure
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Fig.16
Spraying Tips
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On the head unit set paint speed dial on the gun (Fig.15) to setting 3.
setting.
Turn the Pump (Fig.17)
on and then the Turbine (Fig.18)
on.
4.
Gradually scroll Paint Flow Adjuster (8) upwards (Fig.16) until you are comfortable with the amount of
5.
You can fine tune the spray output with the Paint Flow Adjuster (8) on the gun - ¼ to ¾ turn produces
6.
If the spray is too heavy, turn the paint speed dial on the unit anti-clockwise towards minimum on the
7.
If the spray is too light, turn the paint speed dial on the unit clockwise towards maximum on the head
>>>>paint that is spraying from the spray gun.
>>>>the best spray quality and improves atomisation/ quality of finish (Fig.16).
Fig.20
Note
8.
head unit (Fig.19).
unit (Fig.20).
You are now ready to start your project using standard HVLP spraying technique (see Technique
section).
To prevent clogging of the needle, tip and air cap at the front of the gun use a clean cloth to wipe clean at regular intervals.
Finishing Tips
Orange Peel:
Reduce viscosity. Increase atomisation with a smaller fluid tip. Spray area may be too cold.
Sags or Runs: Move spray gun faster. Spray lighter coat. Increase atomisation.
Wet and Milky: Finish applied too heavy. This condition is prone to trap water within coats. Apply lighter coat.
Blushing:
Seal coat applied over solvent-based stain that has not been completely dried. Sand smooth and re-coat.
Fish Eyes:
Surface is contaminated. Clean surface, sand area and re-coat.
Rough Surface: Seal coat not sanded enough. Sand smooth and re-coat.
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Technique (recommend viewing of DVD)
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When spraying always keep your spray gun at the same distance from the surface, avoid moving your wrist as this will give
you an uneven paint distribution. You should spray a maximum distance of 25 - 30cm from a surface, this will give you your
maximum spray width (Fig.6).
BE CAREFUL NOT TO APPLY TOO MUCH PAINT IN THE SAME AREA AS THIS WILL LEAD TO SAGS AND DRIPS –
APPLYING LIGHT COATS IS ALWAYS BETTER UNTIL YOU GAIN CONFIDENCE AS YOU CAN ALWAYS GO BACK
OVER WHAT YOU HAVE SPRAYED.
The most commonly used technique for painting a large surface is the ‘criss-cross hatching’ technique (pictured on right), i.e.
you spray the paint in a horizontal strip and then cross over these strips by spraying the paint in vertical strips.
Cleaning Instructions - Direct from the paint tin
(or Gemini Bucket)
Let go of the trigger at the
end of each spray
movement to avoid
excessive paint and drips
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IMPORTANT: Correct cleaning of this sprayer is essential for
successful operation on next use. Please refer to the How to DVD
and the cleaning section of your operational manual on how to clean
your sprayer.
Fig.21
1. Separate the air hose from both the head unit and the gun. Unclip the head unit from the Gemini
Bucket
(Fig.21) and remove the Paint Pick-Up Tube (18) (Fig.22). Clean the Pick-Up Tube (18) thoroughly
>>>using the bottle brush (#11, box checklist). Also remove Filter Cage (18a) and clean thoroughly.
Re-assemble and then reconnect to the head unit.
2. Set the head unit on top of a separate waste bucket filled with approximately 4 litres of warm
soapy water. Turn pump on and set paint speed dial to #5 (Fig.23). Pointing the gun into the
Fig.22
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18a
18b
18c
>>>paint pot (or your tin of paint), pull trigger and carefully expel remaining paint into paint pot.
Let go of the trigger as soon as water starts to come out of the gun. With the pump still on, you
can now clean the Pressure Relief Tube (Fig.22) by turning the pump dial to #1, leave for a
>>>few seconds then back to #5, leave for a few seconds and then back to #1 again. Repeat this
>>>process for 30 seconds. Switch off the pump.
3. At this point, replace the water in the waste bucket with clean warm soapy water. (Approximately
4L again). Now with the paint speed dial set to #5, switch on the pump, point the gun into the
spare paint pot and depress the trigger for about 10 seconds and then release for 10 seconds.
>>>Repeat this process until you have discharged about 2 litres of water into the pot. Switch off the
>>>pump.
4. Release the pressure in the Paint Tube (13) by pointing the gun into the Paint Pot (12) and pulling
>>>the trigger. Then disconnect the paint tube from head unit and the gun (Fig.24). Clean the gun
>>>and paint tube at the tap. Use the tap connector (Fig.24 a) provided to clean the paint tube
Fig.23
Fig.24a
>>>thoroughly. Take a hose clip (#8 box checklist), using the small end secure the paint tube to the
>>>tap connector (#9 box checklist). Ensure that you hold the connector onto the tap and gradually
Fig.24
>>>increase the water flow. Remove needle for best cleaning.
Tip: Squeeze and flex the paint tube to remove all the paint from inside the tube.
5. Wipe any excess paint off the Gemini Bucket (25) and head unit with a warm damp cloth. This will
>>>ensure your SprayStation Gemini® is ready for your next painting project.
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Cleaning Instructions - Spray Gun
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(Fig.25)
Unscrew Air Cap Ring (2).
Remove Air Cap (3).
Remove Spray Direction Plate (4).
Using Needle and Fluid Tip Tool - pincer end A (1) remove the Fluid Tip (5).
Insert Needle and Fluid Tip end B (1) into the inner tube and unscrew the Needle (7) anticlockwise, then pull to release the Needle.
Place all of these items into a container and clean, using a brush and the respective thinners.
Clean the inside of the body of the spray gun.
Thoroughly dry all parts before reassembling.
Reassemble parts in reverse order.
Ensure Air Cap Ring (2) is fully tightened and Fluid Tip (5) is pushed into place so that the spray gun Needle (7) will shut off.
Tip: Ensure the Spray Direction Plate (4) is free to move. If necessary loosen the Air Cap Ring (2) slightly.
REPEAT THE SAME PROCESS ABOVE TO CLEAN THE FLUID TIP & NEEDLE.
NEVER LEAVE COMPONENTS SOAKING IN WHITE SPIRITS FOR LONG PERIODS.
DO NOT DISMANTLE THE SPRAY GUN BY UNDOING THE SCREWS.
When removing the needle and fluid tip DO NOT remove the
lip seal from the needle assembly.
HINT: Before removing or re-inserting the needle and fluid tip ensure the spray gun has been flushed through with water or the appropriate thinners
so the inner tube is clean.
HINT: The cleaning operation on the spray gun can take less than 5 minutes. If taking a break, leave the spray gun in a plastic bag to prevent the paint
>>> > from drying.
Fig.25
1
A
2
B
3
4
5 6
7
8
Close up view showing alignment of fluid tip (item 5 above)
Fig.25a
1
2
4
5
3
12
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Small Projects - from the Paint Pot
(Water & solvent-based coatings may be used with this set-up)
(Priming not required)
1) Uncoil the black air hose from around the bucket and put it to one side.
2) Fit the Rigid Pick-Up Tube (Fig.9) and paint container to the gun (for first time use, the gun already
comes supplied like this).
3) Then fit the black air hose to the head unit and gun using a TWIST motion.
Spraying - from the Paint Pot
Tip: Before starting your project, practice spraying onto waste cardboard.
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1. Fill the Paint Pot (12) with your coating material – and check dilution. DO NOT FILL above the start of the threaded neck.
2. Push the Rigid Pick-Up Tube (11) firmly into the base of the spray gun body. Screw the Paint Pot (12) onto the spray gun body tightly.
3. Set Paint Flow Adjuster (#8, Fig.25) to any desired setting.
4. Uncoil the Air Hose (15) and attach it to the back of the spray gun and the other end to the SprayStation Gemini®. Uncoil the power cable and
plug in to the electrical outlet.
5. Turn the turbine on.
6. Fine tune spray output with paint flow adjuster on gun - ¼ to ¾ setting produces the best spray.
7. An airtight seal is essential for the correct operation of this spray gun. Before operating the unit please ensure that the Paint Container Gasket (9) is
>>>in place and the Paint Pot (12) is securely fixed to the spray gun body.
Tip: If you are spraying a ceiling angle the Rigid Pick-up Tube (11) to the rear of the paint pot or if you are spraying a floor surface angle the rigid pick-up
tube to the front of the pot. This will ensure you spray as much material as possible before needing to refill the pot.
As some paints, wood preservatives and other sprayable materials contain particles that have differing qualities or you may be using an old paint, we
recommend that you filter your material when filling the paint pot of the spray gun or spraypack, through either a funnel with a filter on it or through
hosiery. This will ensure that no large particles enter the paint pot, so preventing blockages and providing you with trouble-free spraying.
ALWAYS MAKE SURE THAT THE PRODUCT IS ON A STABLE AND LEVEL SURFACE AND FREE FROM DUST AND DEBRIS OR LIQUIDS.
ALWAYS KEEP THE PRODUCT AS FAR AWAY FROM THE SPRAYING AREA AS POSSIBLE TO PREVENT PAINT CONTAMINATING THE MOTOR.
MASK ANY AREA YOU DO NOT WISH TO SPRAY.
Cleaning Instructions - Spraying from the Paint Pot
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Disconnect the Air Hose (15) from the spray gun.
Remove the Paint Pot (12).
Pour any left over paint into its container so that it can be used in the future. Pull the trigger to allow paint to run out of the Rigid Pick-Up Tube (11).
Connect the Air Hose (15) to the spray gun.
Pour a quantity of the respective thinners into the Paint Pot (12), reassemble the spray gun, then spray this liquid through the spray gun. Repeat this
until the thinners being sprayed is coming through with no traces of paint.
Clean any traces of paint off the outside of the spray gun.
Clean the Paint Container Gasket (9).
Cleaning Instructions - Spray Gun
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(Fig.25)
Unscrew Air Cap Ring (2).
Remove Air Cap (3).
Remove Spray Direction Plate (4).
Using Needle and Fluid Tip tool - pincer end A (1) remove the Fluid Tip (5).
Insert Needle and Fluid Tip end B (1) into the inner tube and unscrew the Needle (7) anticlockwise, then pull to release the Needle.
Place all of these items into a container and clean, using a brush and the respective thinners.
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Clean the inside of the body of the spray gun.
Thoroughly dry all parts before reassembling.
Reassemble parts in reverse order.
Ensure Air Cap Ring (2) is fully tightened and the Fluid Tip (5) is pushed into place so that the spray gun Needle (7) will shut off.
Tip: Ensure the Spray Direction Plate (4) is free to move. If necessary loosen the Air Cap Ring (2) slightly.
NEVER DISPOSE OF PAINTS OR SOLVENTS DOWN THE DRAIN. ALWAYS USE YOUR LOCAL WASTE COLLECTION SITE.
REPEAT THE SAME PROCESS ABOVE TO CLEAN THE FLUID TIP & NEEDLE.
DO NOT DISMANTLE THE SPRAY GUN BY UNDOING THE SCREWS.
When removing the needle and fluid tip DO NOT remove the
lip seal from the needle assembly.
HINT: Before removing or re-inserting the needle and fluid tip ensure the spray gun has been flushed through with water or the appropriate thinners
so the inner tube is clean.
HINT: The cleaning operation on the spray gun can take you less than 5 minutes. If taking a break, leave the spray gun in a plastic bag to prevent the
>>>>>paint from drying.
Motor Housing Unit
The turbine unit only requires minimal maintenance.
● Ensure its Air Filter (21) is kept clean at all times.
This can be washed out if necessary and refitted when dry. From time to time this filter will need replacing, please order part number FF0018.
After Use
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The Air Hose (15) is stowed by coiling it around the Gemini Bucket (25).
Place the gun into the docking station on the top of the turbine near the handle at the storage adaptor.
Fluid Tips and Needles
(applies to spraying with the paint pot only)
The fluid tip and needle that is supplied with your spray gun is ideal for most applications, however if you want to use you SprayStation Gemini® to achieve
a finer finish when spraying a material such as polyurethane, varnish or lacquer we recommend you invest in a fine finish tip and needle (see the Needle
chart below). Tips and needles may be obtained from the dealer where you purchased your SprayStation Gemini®, if not you can call our helpline +44 (0)
1483 454666 to purchase these directly.
Needle Selection Guidelines
Note: To use the 1mm and 1.5mm needles you will need to include the Standard V-gun Air Cap and Spray Pattern Adjuster.
Needle fluid tip size
Material sprayed
Tip HVACGEM15 - 1.5mm (0.06”) fine finish tip
and needle kit
Acrylics, Synthetics, Polyurethane, Thinners, Lacquers, Oil-Based Stains
Tip HVACGEM10 - 1.0mm (0.04”) ultra fine finish tip
and needle kit
Acrylics, Synthetics, Polyurethane, Thinners, Lacquers, Oil-Based Stains
Changing the Tip and Needle
(Fig.25)
ENSURE YOU REPLACE THE MATCHING FLUID TIP (Fig.25-5), NEEDLE (Fig.25-7), AIR CAP (Fig.25-3) AND SPRAY DIRECTION PLATE (Fig.25-4).
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Unscrew Air Cap Ring (2).
Remove Air Cap (3).
Remove Spray Direction Plate (4).
It is recommended that you push the trigger forward to help release the Fluid Tip (5).
Using Needle and Fluid Tip Tool - pincher end A (1) remove the Fluid Tip (5).
Insert Needle and Fluid Tip (5) end B (1) into the inner tube and unscrew the needle counter clockwise, then pull to release the needle.
Insert optional needle and screw into place.
Insert corresponding Fluid Tip (5) and push into place.
Reassemble all other parts in reverse order.
Ensure Air Cap Ring (2) is fully tightened and the Fluid Tip (5) is pushed into place so that the spray gun Needle (7) will shut off. Make sure the
Spray Direction Plate (4) is free to move. If necessary loosen the Air Cap Ring (2) slightly.
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Troubleshooting & FAQ’s - Direct from the paint tin or the paint pot
PROBLEM
The paint splatters
CAUSE
ACTION REQUIRED
Gun wasn’t correctly cleaned from previous project
Clean gun
Moving too slowly
Increase speed of application
Paint viscosity is too thick
Thin as required using appropriate thinners (see thinning instructions)
An area inside the spray gun has a degree of blockage Clean gun and filter paint in the container
The paint drips or sags on Paint viscosity is low/thin
surface
Paint output too high
Add undiluted paint
Reduce the paint output by adjusting the Paint Flow Adjuster (8)
Spray trigger held too long
Release trigger sooner
Spray gun too close
Increase the distance between the spray gun and the work surface
There is too much overspray Paint flow too high and spraying too close to the
or fogging in the room
surface
No paint being released
DVD
Reduce paint flow and move further from the surface.
Paint too thick
Fluid tip blocked
Add thinners
Clean the Fluid Tip (5)
Pick-up tube blocked or missing
Clean the gun and the Rigid Pick-up Tube or insert Rigid Pick-Up Tube (11)
Air hose split
Replace Air Hose (15)
Grainy paint
Filter the paint
Paint container almost empty
Refill Paint Pot (12)
Air inlet blocked
Check the condition of the Air Filter (21) and clean or replace as necessary
Spray gun at an angle
Check that the Rigid Pick-Up Tube (11) is pointing towards the paint
Q1. When should the air hose be disconnected?
A1. Always have the Air Hose (15) disconnected during the cleaning process.
Q2. What you should do before disconnecting the paint tube.
A2. Prior to removing the Paint Tube (13) from the unit release pressure in the tubing by squeezing the trigger slowly into the Gemini Bucket (25).
Q3. How do I fit the gun into the docking station?
A3. Before replacing the gun in the docking station set Paint Flow Adjuster (8) to maximum by scrolling fully upwards.
Q4. Why is the paint spray spluttering?
A4. If the paint spray splutters air has entered the system. Ensure the Pick-Up Tube (18b) is in the fluid and the Filter Cage (18c) is submerged (paint
>> > level may need topping up). Once topped up replace gun in the docking station and allow to circulate for 2 minutes. This will remove air from the >
> >> system.
Q5. What happens if I pull the trigger with the pump on?
A5. If the paint is primed in the tube with the pump on and the trigger is depressed, you will need to stop pulling the trigger and take a damp rag to the
nozzle and clean off any excess paint. Then turn the turbine on whilst holding a rag over the end of the nozzle to catch any excess paint from the air
cap horn holes. For a more thorough clean set the Spray Direction Plate (4) to horizontal or vertical pattern to lock the Fluid Tip (5) in place. Then
you can remove the Air Cap Ring (2) and Air Cap (3) for a more thorough clean in a sink /under a tap. (This also applies for any additional clean
up during use). If the flow of paint is slow, turn the paint speed dial (Fig.23) clockwise. If it is still too slow the paint may require dilution or the
Pick-Up Tube (18b) may be kinked.
Q6. What do I do if the atomisation/ quality of spray is poor?
A6. If the paint atomisation is poor turn paint speed dial (Fig.23) anti-clockwise and scroll Paint Flow Adjuster (8) downwards. Otherwise the paint >>>
>>>>may require dilution.
Q7. What do I do if the spray is sparse?
A7. If the paint spray is sparse, turn paint speed dial (Fig.23) clockwise and scroll Paint Flow Adjuster (8) upwards. Otherwise paint may require dilution.
Q8. How do I stop the paint drying out if I pause the project for 15- 90 minutes?
A8. If pausing a project for a short while (15-90mins) put half a cup of water on the top of the paint in the container to prevent it from forming a skin.
Q9. How do I achieve a fine spray?
A9. By scrolling Paint Flow Adjuster (8) downwards and moving closer to the target a thinner pattern can be achieved. Great for edge detail or finishing off
>>> next to masking tape.
Q10. What do I do when the tip of my gun clogs with paint?
A10. Occasionally while spraying the Fluid Tip (5) can become clogged with dried paint. Keep a damp cloth handy during your project to wipe this dried
paint away.
Q11. What do I do if the spray direction plate is not working?
A11. If the Spray Direction Plate (4) is not changing the spray pattern as expected, remove the Air Cap (3) and ensure that the lugs on the Spray
Direction Plate (4) are located in the grooves on the Fluid Tip (5).
Q12. What do I do if my gun continues to spray after the trigger is released?
A12. If the gun continues spraying after the trigger is released, first ensure the Air Cap Ring (2) is fitted tightly. If this does not resolve the issue,
thoroughly clean the gun, ensuring the Needle (7) and Fluid Tip (5) are free of all dried paint.
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Electrical Connection
In a double-insulated appliance, two systems of insulation are provided instead of grounding. No grounding means it is a double-insulated appliance, nor
should a means for grounding be added to the appliance. Servicing a double-insulated appliance requires extreme care and knowledge of the system,
and should be carried out only by qualified service personnel. Replacement parts for a double-insulated appliance must be identical to the parts they
replace. This double-insulated appliance is marked with the DOUBLE-INSULATED symbol (square within a square).
PLEASE NOTE: We have done all we can to ensure that if used correctly and according to these instructions, this SprayStation will have a long and
trouble-free life. We accept no responsibility for damage caused by the use of incorrect or unsuitable substances, paints or fluids which have not been
thinned correctly or are unsuitable for the surfaces to which they are applied, health hazards arising from lack of ventilation when working in confined
spaces or failure of the equipment due to inadequate cleaning of the components after use. If in doubt, always test a small inconspicuous area first.
Always read the paint manufacturer’s instructions first. Neither our guarantee nor the above statement affects your statutory rights.
EC Declaration of Conformity
We declare that the unit HVGEM conforms to: LVD 2006/95/EC, EN60335-1, EMF EN62233, PAH ZEK 01.4-08;
EMC 2004/108/EC, EN55014-1, EN55014-2, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3.
Tim Hopper Technical Director
INFORMATION ON THE DISPOSAL OF WASTE ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT KNOWN AS WEEE
Your attention is brought to new directives applicable to the disposal of this electrical equipment, where in accordance with the legislation
this product must not be disposed of in your normal household waste. Instead it is your responsibility to dispose of this type of waste by
handing it over to special designated collection points for recovery and recycling.
This product is marked with a ‘Wheelie bin’ symbol with a cross on it to remind you of this action. The objective of this directive is to help
conserve resources and ensure that it is recycled in a manner that protects human health and the environment. For more information
about where you can drop off your waste please contact your local authority, take back facilities are free of charge.
Design Registrations and Patents:
Spray Gun Design Registration
ECD 001096218-0001
US D609,778S
CN 200930004457.X
Spray Gun Patent
GB 2468196
GB 2469587
Spray Gun Patents Pending
GB 1110336.3
GB 1115249.3
DE 10 2012 104 771.5
DE 10 2010 000 536.3
FR 2942414
FR 12 55381
US 12/660,482
US 13/470,433
HVLP Turbine Design Registration
ECD 001299515
US Applied for
CN Applied for
Copyright & Design Right Reserved © 2012
GUARANTEE
This product is guaranteed for a period of 24 months against faulty manufacture and materials. It is not guaranteed for industrial or hire purposes. The
guarantee does not affect your statutory rights. Earlex Ltd. will accept no responsibility for the use of this product if used for any purposes other than
those detailed herein.
Earlex Ltd,
Opus Park, Moorfield Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 1SZ, UK.
Tel: +44 (0)1483 454666
Fax: +44(0) 1483 454548
Email: enquiries@earlex.co.uk Website: www.earlex.com
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Earlex Ltd.
Tel: +44 (0)1483 454666
Email: enquiries@earlex.co.uk Website: www.earlex.com
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