|Review by DAC||posted 03-28-2013 11:51 PM||3033 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
I had to spray some General Finshes Enduro-Var water base poly. Not really poly as it is water based. After thining with about 15 percent water and a couple healthy squirts of General Finishes dry time extender I got the results I needed. A smooth flat top coat. After drying I used Micro-mesh sanding pads. 1500 to 12000 grit.
I still need to get some 1 micron polish from Micro-mesh to get that extra eye popping mirror like finish.
29 gal Harbor Freight commpressor 7.3 cfm at 40 psi and 5.9 at 90 psi. I have an air dryer with regulator also from Harbor Freight and I set the pressure at 50 lbs. Getting the thing apart for cleaning the first time was a bit of a pain as the factory over tightens the nozzel. nothing a hammer on the wrench did not cure. just some light tapping.
So I do recommend this tool. I bought 2 of them so I have one for water and the other for oil. One thing I noticed is that the air cap and needle have the size stamped into them bot not the nozzle. So if you buy the 2.0 mm option just be carefull so as not to get the nozzles mixed up.
Fan adjustment is easy and the knob location is perfect. Some of the machining for the body parts could be better but the nozzle, needle, and air cap are fine. But for 40 bucks you cant go wrong. Just keep it clean and healthy as I did not see any replacement parts for sale. It is a coffee table. Cocobola top and Wenge sides and legs. Draw is a piece of Wenge with a piece of Cocobolo layered on top.
I will also be building two matching end tables. The picture does not do this table justice as it was from a few months ago. I will post a better picture when I am truly finsihed with the finish.
-- Wood is a zen like experiance.