All You Need to Know about the Wagner AirCoat Spray Gun

Wagner AirCoat spray guns control the material application during painting with AirCoat paint sprayers. In the following article we give you a complete overview of the structure and function of the Wagner AirCoat spray gun. In addition, we have summarized all the information on the current available models and recommendations on accessories such as AirCoat nozzles, air caps and gun filters.

Wagner AirCoat AC 4500 in action

Wagner AirCoat spray gun AC 4500 in action

What is an Wagner AirCoat spray gun and how does it work?

The AirCoat spraying process is an air-assisted high pressure spraying system. The paint sprayer generates the pressure. The material is conveyed to the gun via a high pressure hose. In addition, compressed air is conveyed from a compressor via a second hose to the Wagner AirCoat spray gun and ensures a fine atomization of the spray material. The AirCoat gun trigger is pressed to apply the spray material onto the surface. The spray jet can be adjusted with a set screw. The AirCoat air cap ensures optimum airflow and the AirCoat nozzle ensures the desired atomization of the paint or glaze. A filter in the gun protects the nozzle from contamination in the spray material and prevents blockages.

Detailed information on the AirCoat spraying process is summarized in the article AirCoat spraying At A Glance.

Which Wagner AirCoat paint spray guns are available?

The most common and current model among the AirCoat spray guns is the Wagner AC 4600. The gun fits well in the hand, has an ergonomic two-finger trigger and weighs 671 g. The maximum working pressure is 250 bar. The maximum air inlet pressure is 8 bar. For filtering the material, the classic Wagner gun filter is installed. The standard AirCoat nozzles are used for this spray gun. There are three different air caps (red, blue, green) available for air distribution. 

Wagner GM 4600 AirCoat spray gun

Wagner GM 4600 AirCoat spray gun

Order the Wagner GM 4600 AC spray gun directly and delivered quicklyclick here

The Wagner AC 4600 is also supplied as a standard model with AirCoat devices from the manufacturer. As a more cost-effective variant, the Wagner AC 4500 can be found as an alternative in the catalog of the manufacturer Wagner for some time.

Wagner AC 4500 AirCoat spray gun

Wagner AC 4500 AirCoat spray gun

Overview of older Wagner AirCoat spray guns – not in production anymore

Over the years, Wagner has offered various AirCoat spray guns models. Some older models are still occasionally used by customers. Here is a list of previous models:

  • Wagner GM 2000
  • Wagner GM 2100
  • Wagner GM 2500
  • Wagner GM 2600
  • Wagner GM 3000

For most of these models, nozzles, air caps, filters and replacement parts are still available. Detailed information on the spare parts, we have summarized below in the post for you. 

AirCoat nozzles for Wagner spray guns

AirCoat nozzles are located in the front part of the AirCoat spray gun and provide the atomization and optimum spray pattern when painted with AirCoat paint spray systems. That’s why it’s important to change worn nozzles regularly to create an optimal spray pattern and high quality surfaces.

Wagner AirCoat spray tip

WAGNER ACF3000 Black Edition
AirCoat spray tip for GA3000AC and GM3000AC

Which AirCoat nozzle fits which gun? 

Wagner GM 2000 – order quickly & delivered directlyorder here
Wagner GM 2100 – order quickly & delivered directlyorder here 
Wagner GM 2500 – order quickly & delivered directlyorder here 
Wagner GM 2600 – order quickly & delivered directlyorder here 
Wagner GM 3000 – order quickly & delivered directlyorder here 
Wagner AC 4500 – order quickly & delivered directlyorder here 
Wagner AC 4600 – order quickly & delivered directlyorder here 
Wagner AC 4700 – order quickly & delivered directlyorder here 

Detailed information and help with the selection of the right nozzle, we have summarized for you in the article Wagner AirCoat nozzles.

Air caps for AirCoat pistols

AirCoat air caps are fitted to the fluid outlet of the gun along with the spray nozzle. There, the air cap ensures the correct air flow for distribution and even application of the spray material. 

Spray tip holder and guard for Wagner AC 4500, AC 4600 and AC 4700

Spray tip holder and guard for Wagner AC 4500, AC 4600 and AC 4700

There are three different air caps for the current pistol models: 

Red air cap for AC 4500, AC 4600 and AC 4700 order directly & delivered quicklyorder here 
Blue air cap for AC 4500, AC 4600 and AC 4700 order directly & delivered quicklyorder here 
Order green air cap for AC 4500, AC 4600 and AC 4700 directly and quickly deliveredorder here 

For older models, additional air caps are available. Detailed information and a guideline for selecting the right air cap for your Wagner AirCoat spray gun are summarized in our article Air cap for Wagner AirCoat spray guns.

Filter for Wagner AirCoat spray guns 

Filters protect the nozzle of an AirCoat gun from contamination in the paint and prevents blockages. There are two different filter systems available. A system with the classic Wagner gun filter and another system with the Wagner Cage filter.

Wagner Filters for AirCoat spray guns

Wagner Filters for AirCoat spray guns

Wagner Cage Filters for AirCoat spray guns

Wagner Cage Filters for AirCoat spray guns

Further information on the selection of the appropriate spray gun filter can be found in the blog post Filter for Wagner AirCoat spray guns. 

Spare parts for Wagner AirCoat spray gun

We carry a full range of spare parts, including older AirCoat guns and sprayers. In order to facilitate the search for suitable spare parts for our customers, we have created individual overview pages with construction drawings. There, the desired components for the repair of AirCoat guns can be quickly selected and ordered. Here are the links to the spare parts overview of the respective spray gun:

Wagner GM 2000 – Construction drawing and overview of spare parts – click here
Wagner GM 2100 – Construction drawing and overview of spare parts – click here
Wagner GM 2500 – Construction drawing and overview of spare parts – click here
Wagner GM 2600 – Construction drawing and overview of spare parts – click here
Wagner GM 3000 – Construction drawing and overview of spare parts – click here
Wagner AC 4500 – Construction drawing and overview of spare parts – click here
Wagner AC 4600 – Construction drawing and overview of spare parts – click here
Wagner AC 4700 – identical to the Wagner AC 4600 – click here 

Links and articles in English coming soon

Thread on Wagner AirCoat spray guns

AirCoat spray guns have two connection threads. One thread for connecting the paint hose and a second thread for the air hose. For a long time it was common practice to use two different threads to avoid interchanging both hoses. In this case, the paint connection was equipped with a M16x1.5 thread and the connection for the air hose with a smaller 1/4″ thread. 

Connector for AirCoat

Connector for AirCoat

Increasingly, AirCoat units are also supplied with a 1/4″ thread on the paint- and air hose. Make sure that the hoses are connected correctly. Otherwise paint or other materials can get into the air hose and cause it to stop functioning.

Spray lance for Wagner AirCoat spray gun 

For spray guns like the Wagner AC 4600, a spray lance in 30 cm length is also available. In this way, angled and difficult to access areas can be better coated.

Wagner nozzle extension for AirCoat spray guns

Wagner nozzle extension for AirCoat spray guns

Cleaning Wagner AirCoat spray guns 

After your work is done, the AirCoat gun should be rinsed and cleaned just like the sprayer. For this, the paint channel is rinsed and water or solvent is pumped through the gun. The filter should be removed and cleaned. At regular intervals, the gun filter should be completely replaced. The nozzle should also be cleaned and protected against residual material buildup.

Cleaning brushes for Wagner AirCoat spray guns

Cleaning brushes for Wagner AirCoat spray guns

Tip 1: AirCoat guns as well as the filter housing of the gun can be cleaned well with suitable brushes. Order brushes directly hereorder here 


Tip 2: There are special cleaning needles for cleaning glued and clogged nozzles. Order cleaning needles hereorder here

Further information about accessories for AirCoat spraying  

Aircoat nozzles 
Air cap on Aircoat pistols 
Filter for AirCoat pistols 
AirCoat hose / double hose 
Spare parts for Aircoat guns and paint sprayers 
Overview Aircoat Spray Technique

For any further questions regarding our AirCoat products and AirCoat spraying, you can contact us on +49 (0) 30 220 15436, fill out our contact form below or email us. If you wish to purchase one of the products mentioned above, you can check them out in our online store. You can also visit us at our service base during office hours.

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