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09-12-2009 05:30 PM

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Can anyone recommend a good quality HVLP rig for under $200.00 and do they produce even finishes?

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#1 posted 09-12-2009 05:48 PM

Have a woodworking friend that has this $79.95 set. He painted in aerospace for a living until he retired. He bought this set and his furniture finishes are flawless. Like he told me, 10% in the gun and 90% in the know how of spraying finishes and making the gun work for you.


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#2 posted 09-13-2009 03:38 AM

the under $200 is the hard part

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#3 posted 09-13-2009 04:19 AM

Earlex has a rig for $139ish I think.

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#4 posted 09-13-2009 10:36 AM

I would recommend the Sharpe Finex Mini HVLP gun. I use three in my powder/industrial coating business and they’re the best value going. They’re available at any good automotive paint supply store and cost around $75.00. Replacement parts are cheap and the ones I have have been used every day for over two years. I’ve never had a problem with any of them and they give an excellent pattern. We do transparent ceramic hard-surface coatings for anti-graffiti work and the gun we use for that is two years old and still working perfectly.

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#5 posted 09-13-2009 11:45 PM

Coastie… if you already have a compressor you may want to try a “conversion” gun. I have a few Devilbiss and Iwata guns, the Iwata is out of your price range, you may find a used Devilbiss Plus in your price range.

For about $130 you can get a Devilbiss Finishline 3 kit with the disposable cups at
I have found the disposable cups well worth it, they allow you to spray at any angle, including upside down! also when spraying WB finishes with the disposable cups I will leave the finish in the gun for an hour or so between coats without any problems because the gun sucks out all of the air!

-- Dane, Fairview Pk, OH. The large print giveth and the small print taketh away... Tom Waits

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#6 posted 09-14-2009 05:43 AM

Thanks all for your input. I do have a compressor but was hopeful that I could get a turbine unit to get away from the noise. Maybe Santa will bring me a system if I’m good. Thanks all!

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#7 posted 09-15-2009 01:06 AM

I don’t know if a turbine is that much quieter, and Most of the units I have used or seen have a fairly short hose so you wont get far either. Turbines are definitely more portable…

If you don’t need portability I would go with a good conversion/hybrid gun and use the $$s you save on accessories like a spray-booth quality filter and portable spray booth stuff.

if you have a FWW account check out Michael Dresdner’s introduction video on spraying it is a very good overview…

-- Dane, Fairview Pk, OH. The large print giveth and the small print taketh away... Tom Waits

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#8 posted 09-15-2009 03:00 PM

Personally from my experience I have just loved using a small kobalt hvlp gun I buy from lowes. I get excellent results. It is such an easy gun to use and feels light as a feather. I have 3 adjustments, spray patter adjust, fluid adjustment, needle adjustment and I added a gauge with air pressure adjustment. The only thing is I cannot select any other size needles but so far I have sprayed everything, stain, oil and latex paint, lacquers… The best part, it only cost 37.00 at Lowes. You would think it is low quality with that price but I will say the quality is very good. One guy says 10% gun, 90% technique. Either my technique is getting better or the gun helped because I have recently sprayed some great lacquer finishes with this gun. I also have experience with earlex, capspray, and a husky gun (somewhat limited) but I just love the kobalt gun.

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#9 posted 09-27-2009 02:40 PM

Check out this website, they sell some HVLP Spray Guns

They have one for under $200 and a couple just over, you can call them to see what they have in stock.They always have more then what you see on their website

hvlp spray guns

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#10 posted 09-27-2009 04:42 PM

Thanks for the link I will check it out.

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