Spits or sputters are when solution sprays from the gun in a spitting or sputtering manner.
Skin may look like it has dark, or ink like flat spots on the surface , immediately after spraying. (if solution sprays evenly on the skin, and shows specks or spots after development. That would be related to a problem with the clients skin surface)
Confirm this problem happens on all clients, not just one. (as it can be client related if its beading or specking)
Confirm it is not BEADING on the skin surface. (solution sprays evenly from gun, and beads into small balls after attaching to skin surface or body hair)
Confirm there are no air leaks from hose attachments,gaskets under lids, cups, or other area. Confirm solution pickup tube is firmly attached
Confirm equipment width is properly set (see equipment paperwork, and adjust to 4 inch pattern, when using horizontal flat fan pattern), confirm you are not moving to slowly while spraying. (2 coats of solution takes about 5 minutes)
After checking above, clean system well. Remove and clean aircap, air plate and tip.
Remove needle and wipe off and replace. (see product manual)
View needle using zoom feature of a Camera phone, and look for nicks, groves, damage.
If needle looks good, clean well. Readjust gun per product manual. Do a test spray (see below)
Needle Removal Guide for Maximist Guns: CLICK HERE
Do not dispose of any parts, please replace them back in your gun.
To further test equipment, after checking above:
Fill tanning solution cup halfway with some tinted tap water. You may tint with food dye, fruit juice, dark soft drink (soda), coffee, or other thin liquid.
Open flow knob completely, then adjust down to a 4 inch pattern, while maintaining an even flow. (flow will need to be adjusted again for different solution blends, and brands)
Spray a white absorbent surface such as clean dry skin, a paper towel, or newspaper. (printer paper is coated, so should not be used)
If water sprays paper correctly and smoothly, but solution creates problems, your issue is related to your solution product, or something related to the clients skin, not your equipment.
If tinted water also spits and spatters, please obtain a copy of your equipment receipt and contact us via email for additional technical support assistance. firstname.lastname@example.org
You will need your receipt information to assist us. You must be with your equipment and able to test it when you speak with technical support.