Flex Spray Gun Application Instructions

 CIC Flex Application Spray Gun

CIC Flex Application Spray Gun

 
Description

The gun has a threaded collar which attaches to flexible braided vinyl tubing.  The tubing can be placed inside the pail of product or attached to the pail with a barbed connector. This gun is equipped with an aluminum suction plunger.


Features:

    Gun body in aluminum
    Working pressure: 40-50 psi (max 50 PSI)
    Approximate air consumption: 4.0 - 6.0 CFM
    Net weight: 14 oz
    Adjustable nozzle allows for the application of various coats and patterns.

 
Equipment needed for Spray application:
  • Use with an air compressor that moves 4.0 - 6.0 CFM attached with a 3/8" conventional air hose.
  • Attaches to 5/8" Poly Tubing
  • Can be placed in a bucket of CIC or attached to the bucket with a Nylon Barb Fitting
  • Use a respirator or dust mask, paint suit or similar clothing when applying coating.
  • Use a 1⁄2” drill motor to mix product with reverse setting to prevent scraping plastic off sides of pail.
  • Use a 1⁄2” sheet rock mud-mixing paddle (cast blade type)*.
  • Pail opener and/or knife*
  • Hopper or other 5 gallon pail
  • Have access to water to clean equipment, spray guns, tips, mixing paddle, etc.

Please follow these directions closely. Failure to apply coatings using recommended instructions can result in costly delays and waste your time. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact us.

Spray application of Ceramic Insulation Coating Insulating Coatings:
  1. Upon delivery, please inspect containers for any damages. Make sure pails are not punctured, torn or ruptured. If any damages are noted, please contact shipper or Deep Energy Solutions.
  2. Open container with pail opener or other means.
  3. Possible separation of coating is natural due to insulating particles. DO NOT BE ALARMED as it is natural. Use the mud-mixing paddle provided or obtain one from a home improvement store. (Colder environments may make coating crustier and requires more stirring than hotter environments.)
  4. Place feet on sides to keep pail from spinning. Slowly turn paddle on reverse setting only. Reverse setting only will insure that paddle will not scrape sides of pail and add plastic shavings to contents. Stir product at 5-10 second intervals at low or medium speeds only until it resembles a milkshake consistency (20-40 seconds) total in ambient conditions of 70°F or greater. Over-mixing (more than 5 minutes in ambient conditions of 70°F) may destroy particles and reduce insulating capabilities. Turn pails upside down 8 hours prior to application or overnight to make mixing easier.
  5. REMOVE ALL FILTERS FROM GUN AND SPRAYER. This is very important to ensure coating flows through pump and spray gun. Flush any solvents from pump with water. Prime pump using water only with either gun removed from line or with nozzle off the spray gun. FLUSH 10-15 GALLONS OF FRESH WATER THROUGH SPRAYER TO REMOVE ANY THINNERS OR DEBRIS. Ceramic Insulation Coating consistency requires seals that are in good condition in the pump. If seals are weakened or have small cracks, pump pressure is hard to achieve or maintain.
  6. Place pump intake nozzle in product pail and run product in sprayer. Prime without spray nozzle. When product consistency appears thick, stop sprayer and attach spray nozzle. Place tip in reversible head, place reversible nozzle on gun and insert tip. Product is now ready for application. Slight tip clogging may be more common initially as the product will have a tendency to clean the sprayer and line of accumulated residue. If older lines are being used, tip clogging may last longer.
  7. Use sample area to adjust sprayer pressure. With most large pneumatic sprayers, air pressure of 40 - 50 PSI is adequate if CFM is consistent. If CFM is reduced more pressure will be needed. Make sure to set pressure only high enough to stop fingering or keep pressure consistent. If pressure is not consistent then either there is a volume problem with the pump or not enough air supplied to the sprayer. It may take a minute to get the pressure right and achieve the spraying consistency. Make sure that the unit also has sufficient air flow so it does not starve the unit for power.
  8. Spray product onto substrate in a methodical fashion. Remember that the point is to build up the coating thickness with layered applications. It is very important to insure an even coat across the surfaces.
  9. Drying times will be extended with high humidity or in colder conditions. Coating may be applied up to max of 20-25 wet mil (0.5mm) layers. Normal dry coat thickness is 20 mils (0.5 mm) per application. Usually four to six passes equals one full coat. The more coating the better the insulation. Dry times do not typically exceed 1-2 hours at 75°F ambient. In colder conditions, application of heat and/or forced ventilation will be necessary to insure even coat thickness and to reduce risk of slides. Lighter thicknesses procedure should also be used to help evacuate the water out of the coating at a faster rate. Confined spaces will need forced ventilation in all applications to keep humidity levels from rising due to water evaporation. For vertical surfaces a light initial tack coat of 8-10 mils (0.23-0.25mm) is recommended to insure proper hang. Use a wet mil gauge when applying the coating to insure proper thickness.
  10. For cold weather installation, lighter passes of 8-10 (0.23-0.25) mils will expedite dry times. This will also insure a nice even coating. With lighter thickness, the coating will dry more quickly. To test for proper dryness, place your thumb onto test area of the coating and press down. Turn your thumb 90° and remove. If coating is left on your thumb, the coating is not fully dry. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO INSURE COATING IS FULLY DRIED PRIOR TO NEXT COAT!
  11. Coating should be measured with a dry mil gauge after each coat to insure proper thickness. Dry times will depend on temperature and humidi