|Gun without hose barb or powder bottle|
After testing the gun and determining that the blockage was indeed in the gun, I began to disassemble the gun further, which simply involved scraping the adhesive that they used to make the separate pieces of the powder coating gun together and slightly twisting them to break the friction seal so that they could slide free. As I took it apart, I realized that beyond the air gun part (above, the aluminum handle of the powder coating gun) was where the blockage was.
|Nope. Nothing down this tube.|
So after disassembling the gun further, almost completely (I left the high voltage wire mostly alone) I noticed something strange. This blockage wasn't slow air or inadequate flow, it was total blockage. I wondered how I could possibly have screwed up a brand new gun like this so completely until I noticed something strange about the mating piece that connected the air gun to the electrostatic tube.
|Close up of the mating piece.|
|Something's not missing from this piece.|
After taking an inordinate amount of time on this already, I pretty much settled on the idea that I was going to have to put a hole into this piece if I was to actually coat anything any time soon. So I dug out some small drill bits I had and used them to put a 1/16" of a hole into the mating piece.
|Drill bits are always handy.|
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