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Forum topic by Sawdustmaker115 posted 08-28-2015 01:24 AM 671 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-28-2015 01:24 AM

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I’m getting sick of using rattle cans for spraying lacquer because I’m in a basement shop plus I’m getting sick of the smell, not mention the inconsistencies of the spray. So I would like some input on General Finishes Enduro WATER BASE LACQUER . I also would like some opinions about which gun I should get, I don’t really won’t to spend anymore then $100.00 on a new gun I have a 60gal air compressor so having enough air is not an issue. I was thinking about just getting a cheap HF gun to start so I can save up some money to buy a better gun/system. What do you guys think of this gun from HF? Will it spray the WB lacquer okay?

-- Anthony--

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#1 posted 08-28-2015 04:42 AM

Problem with HF products like the spray gun is that you can’t get replacement parts or accessories such as needle valves and tips. A cheap spay gun is like comparing the finish you get with a cheap chip brush to an expensive one.

-- Respectfully, Paul

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#2 posted 08-28-2015 05:22 AM

I use Generals water based laquer and like it it’s very clear,Doesn’t have a Amber tone at all.Its not as clear as tru nitro laquer.And still wear a respirator it’s pretty bad to breathe.
I also use the sanding sealer first to close out the wood cells.If I were you pass on the harbor freight gun.And save up for a 3m accrupray gun with the tip Thats recommended.
Good luck.

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#3 posted 08-28-2015 05:47 AM

I got one of these. Haven’t used it for woodworking yet but it sprays pretty nice with automotive clear coats. I have no doubt that it will spray a professional finish with the right tip and adjustments. And GF stuff is awesome, that laquer will do fine.

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